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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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Everest Cashmere made its minimum order in days. Last chance to order. It’s going to be double sided midnight and dark brown. Speak now, or forever hold your peace.
 

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re: Navy Linen. Which -darker- blue tone do you prefer? Thank you!



 

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The middle is more what most here would recommend for linen-- summery, informal.

If you do want something darker for evening, unless there is some funny color mixed in (some navy blues have a hint of red that the sun will catch), I'd go for the lighter shade.
 

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re: Navy Linen. Which -darker- blue tone do you prefer? Thank you!



I commissioned something once in a blue linen similar to #2 on your list and later regretted it. If I could commission something again, I would something in 1 or 3 on your list, but take the swatches outside in direct sunlight to make sure they don't have any hint of purple. Personally don't like blue with a hint of red in them.
 

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re: Navy Linen. Which -darker- blue tone do you prefer? Thank you!



Depends on the occasion you are wearing it for. #2 is more informal compared to #1 and #3. By the way what's the difference between #1 and #3? Have you looked at Minnis Irish linen? There's also a navy in there that's quite nice. Bill and Minnis are very similar in quality but the former costs a lot more. Here’s my navy Minnis Irish linen suit from Sartoria Paone in progress. It's navy but the shade of navy is not like navy in a worsted wool. And with use and cleaning, it will fade and develop a nice worn in look and feel which I like in darker linens.

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I commissioned something once in a blue linen similar to #2 on your list and later regretted it. If I could commission something again, I would something in 1 or 3 on your list, but take the swatches outside in direct sunlight to make sure they don't have any hint of purple. Personally don't like blue with a hint of red in them.
I’ll echo this.

When looking through a book of swatches, I’m naturally drawn to the lighter and more vibrant navies.

I’ve learned to follow my tailors guidance towards the deeper darker navies - the inkier the better.
 
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