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    Considering these (non-navy) blue suits

    I have been wanting a non navy blue suit for a while now. These are the two I am currently considering:

    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Fitzge...ently%20viewed

    This is a BB wool blend type, in the Fitzgerald cut. I have 4 1818 all wool Fitzgerald suits, and I like the fit of them. They are traditional but not boxy. Lapel is not skinny but not wide. It works for me.

    Because of all the attention this brand is getting on this forum, I am also considering this suit from S&M:

    http://www.spierandmackay.com/produc...ntemporary_fit

    This would be my first purchase from them, but this one looks like it's all wool.

    Any opinions either way?
    Or perhaps another option?
    Anyone own either one?

    Thanks
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    #2
    I vote SM -- I'm not a fan of the texture on the BB number.

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      #3
      I also vote S&M. $350 seems like a lot for a wool-blend suit (assuming that the blend is with poly, which won't breathe well).

      What about this SuitSupply option, though? http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits...Classic-Napoli.

      In my view, one of the things SuitSupply does best is the "blue but not navy" suit. That Napoli might be a little close to navy for your tastes, though.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Danny View Post
        I vote SM -- I'm not a fan of the texture on the BB number.
        Thanks for your reply-The color is right in the BB suit, but I agree the texture looks a little strange.
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          #5
          Originally posted by srlclark View Post
          I also vote S&M. $350 seems like a lot for a wool-blend suit (assuming that the blend is with poly, which won't breathe well).

          What about this SuitSupply option, though? http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits...Classic-Napoli.

          In my view, one of the things SuitSupply does best is the "blue but not navy" suit. That Napoli might be a little close to navy for your tastes, though.
          Thanks for your reply. Not familiar with SS other than the comments I read around here.

          That Napoli suit you linked is nice-but way too close to Navy.

          However, browsing their site I found this:

          http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits...or&prefv1=Blue

          This "Havana" suit may just work, although the color is still just a little bit too dark and the cut of the suit might be too skinny for my tastes.
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            #6
            It looks nice to me; only you can decide whether the color is too dark. Be aware that the Havana has a totally unconstructed shoulder. Many love it, but it won't be for everyone.

            Right now, it seems as though most of SS blues are dark, even if they're not navy. Seeing a lot of royal blue out there. You might need to wait for spring for a "medium blue." But you could check out this Lazio (which will be more traditional than the Havana, although less than the Napoli): http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits...=Classic-Lazio.

            Yes, I love herringbone designs. You can also filter on the site and do a search of all their many blue suits.

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              #7
              Originally posted by srlclark View Post
              It looks nice to me; only you can decide whether the color is too dark. Be aware that the Havana has a totally unconstructed shoulder. Many love it, but it won't be for everyone.

              Right now, it seems as though most of SS blues are dark, even if they're not navy. Seeing a lot of royal blue out there. You might need to wait for spring for a "medium blue." But you could check out this Lazio (which will be more traditional than the Havana, although less than the Napoli): http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits...=Classic-Lazio.

              Yes, I love herringbone designs. You can also filter on the site and do a search of all their many blue suits.
              I like that lazio. They also have a bright blue wool/linen in their warm weather collection that looks nice. I've always wanted a lighter and brighter blue suit, but there has always been something I wanted more. I think is because suits like that are memorable and I wouldn't want to wear them all the time. If I'm going to buy a suit like that I'd almost rather get a linen suit or a check suit.
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                #8
                To echo some of the things that [MENTION=14255]thecharlesg[/MENTION] said, remember that the darker the suit, the more versatile it is. You might already have a true navy suit (and if so, then disregard this), but if you don't, a darker blue is a better place to start.

                If you wore a navy/darker blue suit three days in a row people probably wouldn't notice, but if you wear an eye-catching blue suit it stands out. That can be good, but if you wear it multiple times over the course of one weekend, people will notice.

                I really liked brighter blues too, but saw the wisdom of buying a suit that could be worn in a broader range of situations. I picked up a dark blue suit, and opted for a brighter blue blazer. I'm happy with my choices.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Danny View Post
                  To echo some of the things that [MENTION=14255]thecharlesg[/MENTION] said, remember that the darker the suit, the more versatile it is.
                  This is true, and especially so for blue suits because lighter shades of blue stand out a lot (whereas lighter shades of grey don't stand out so much). That's why a medium-grey suit is a wardrobe staple, whereas a medium-blue suit is not.

                  I personally prefer dark but not navy blue (such as your J. Crew blazer) to navy. I have just never particularly liked navy blue, especially those shades that are almost black and are really midnight blue. But my personal taste doesn't change its general status in menswear.

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                    #10
                    [MENTION=13548]srlclark[/MENTION] I agree, I've always favored the lighter blues. My suit is pretty dark (darker than what I was looking for originally), but I figured that it's better to have something that I can always go-to -- A reliable, perfectly fitted suit. Bonobos did a great job.

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                      #11
                      I like that SM suit. Got a suit just like it. It has a lot more versatility than the BB suit, especially for fall/winter.

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                        #12
                        [MENTION=14386]Danny[/MENTION] [MENTION=14255]thecharlesg[/MENTION] thanks for your replies....I do have all my suit basics covered. I have a 1 Navy, 2 medium Grey, 1 dark gray w/chalk pinstripe, 1 black, and 1 khaki. I am wanting some non-basics now like a non-navy blue and maybe a light Brown.

                        [MENTION=13548]srlclark[/MENTION] thanks for your reply. I did decide the Havana is not for me. It's just too modern for my tastes.


                        I think this one is the one that interests me the most thus far:

                        http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits...?vpid=P4302I24

                        But it is a 1000.00 plus alterations...a couple of months ago I got 4 1818 suits from BB at 2 for 1800.00, so that seems like a better deal than SS. Since I wasn't too sure about SS quality I was wanting to start cheaper, but I guess they have a pretty good reputation around here.
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by MNJ83 View Post
                          [MENTION=14386]Danny[/MENTION] [MENTION=14255]thecharlesg[/MENTION] thanks for your replies....I do have all my suit basics covered. I have a 1 Navy, 2 medium Grey, 1 dark gray w/chalk pinstripe, 1 black, and 1 khaki. I am wanting some non-basics now like a non-navy blue and maybe a light Brown.

                          [MENTION=13548]srlclark[/MENTION] thanks for your reply. I did decide the Havana is not for me. It's just too modern for my tastes.

                          I think this one is the one that interests me the most thus far:
                          http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits...?vpid=P4302I24

                          But it is a 1000.00 plus alterations...a couple of months ago I got 4 1818 suits from BB at 2 for 1800.00, so that seems like a better deal than SS. Since I wasn't too sure about SS quality I was wanting to start cheaper, but I guess they have a pretty good reputation around here.
                          I saw that suit in store. It is really beautiful. The suit has a decent amount of sheen, though. Probably more than I would care for. It's still really pretty though.
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                            #14
                            I picked this one up recently and I love it. The fabric is lighter in person than on the site and has a great texture.
                            http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits...ary-Washington

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                              #15
                              I have a Havana suit in the mid/darker blue color. In daylight it is distinctly non navy. I really like it. It is surprisingly more difficult to break it as separates compared to a navy suit by the way, so I echo the opinion that it is not as versatile. From your original options, I prefer the SM one.

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