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    1 Week Ago - Jan 29, 2016, 10:25 AM - Need help! ROTJ fabric color #1

    I am currently almost out of the fabric I use for ROTJ flight suits and I need to get more. I am going on a shopping trip to the LA fabric district on Monday and if I find some grey twill, then perfect. However, I have been looking for it for a while and have not found any so I may have to resort to getting white twill that is prepared for dye and having it professionally dyed. But I need some help to get it exactly right. If I do get it dyed, it will be using a Pantone color so this is my chance to get it exactly the right color. So, great knowledgable people of TDH, what exactly is the perfect color for ROTJ? I have always thought it was a grayish/ khaki color but now the 501st is stating that it must be grey. And for the level three, which I might as well go for, it says light gray with a cool, blue hue.So what exactly is that? Here is a pantone color that I just pulled up, what do you all think?
    PANTONE 14-4106 TPX Gray Dawn - find a PANTONE Color
    I am open to any and all discussions and suggestions. I want to be able to give you guys the best color I can.
    Thanks!
    I forgot to add, if anybody wants to go to pantone and look at the colors, I need the fashion and interior colors.
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    1 Week Ago - Jan 29, 2016, 1:11 PM - Re: Need help! ROTJ fabric color #2

    I say you are pretty close:

    rotj-flight-suit-color-arkady-jpg
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    1 Week Ago - Jan 29, 2016, 3:14 PM - Re: Need help! ROTJ fabric color #3

    Carole, it's awesome that you're continuing to improve your craft and give customers the best product possible. I hope this draws even more people to order from you - and I can't wait for my own suit, whether it's the new material or not.
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    1 Week Ago - Jan 29, 2016, 3:18 PM - Re: Need help! ROTJ fabric color #4

    I would agree with Rafal. Looks pretty good. At the very least you are close enough that with minor tweaking and weathering the buyer will be where he needs to be.
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    1 Week Ago - Jan 29, 2016, 6:51 PM - Re: Need help! ROTJ fabric color #5

    Ill be happy with that when I finally get around to ordering! ( no I haven't forgotten. just waiting for $$).! looks Great!
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    1 Week Ago - Jan 29, 2016, 11:36 PM - Re: Need help! ROTJ fabric color #6

    Quote haujohn said: View Post
    Ill be happy with that when I finally get around to ordering! ( no I haven't forgotten. just waiting for $$).! looks Great!
    same...
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    1 Week Ago - Jan 29, 2016, 11:52 PM - Re: Need help! ROTJ fabric color #7

    Quote ryan101011 said: View Post
    same...
    Double Same...ha
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    1 Week Ago - Jan 30, 2016, 1:07 AM - Re: Need help! ROTJ fabric color #8

    Quote Boochman said: View Post
    Double Same...ha
    wow... carole's turn around must be huge... it was three months lastime I checked( about a month ago)...
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    1 Week Ago - Jan 30, 2016, 7:38 AM - Re: Need help! ROTJ fabric color #9

    In all seriousness Carole, I think it's a great idea to aim to provide a product that meets the highest criteria. You would be taking a lot of the guesswork out of the process for people unfamiliar with dying fabrics.

    As for the color; the description "light grey with a cool, blue hue" makes getting level 3 approval depend on the opinion of the reviewer. It's a tough color too, cause most cool grays look blue, and steel blues look gray (as far as pantones go). All that being said - the color you've selected looks pretty close. At first it looks rather gray by itself, but after looking at the pantones adjacent to the one you selected in a group; it's got that blue hue I think we're shooting for! Can't wait to see it!!!
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    1 Week Ago - Jan 30, 2016, 2:52 PM - Re: Need help! ROTJ fabric color #10

    Thanks for the input guys. I will print that pantone color out and have it on my phone. I'll keep you all posted on what I find.
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    1 Week Ago - Jan 30, 2016, 3:47 PM - Re: Need help! ROTJ fabric color #11

    Hey Carole - can you post that Islandic colour you showed me? I'd like @RafalFett's opinion on that one too. The grey dawn looks nice, just want to compare.
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    1 Week Ago - Jan 30, 2016, 5:51 PM - Re: Need help! ROTJ fabric color #12

    Here it is, looking at them both, I think this one is too blue:
    https://www.pantone.com/color-finder/15-3908-TPX
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    1 Week Ago - Jan 30, 2016, 6:13 PM - Re: Need help! ROTJ fabric color #13

    Here is islandic blue (left) and grey dawn (right) side by side. I also believe these are actual fabric swatches.

    compare-jpg

    The grey dawn might be nicer as it's a lighter colour. The islandic blue might be too dark.


    I did a little bit of looking....what do you think of "Spa Blue?" It's lighter, but I think the suit has to have that 'faded/bleached' look.

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    Plus...it's got 'blue' in the title....can't go wrong there.
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    1 Week Ago - Jan 31, 2016, 11:08 AM - Re: Need help! ROTJ fabric color #14

    The spa blue looks like what I use for ESB.
    I took a picture of the fabric but its indoors and the picture doesn't really look like the fabric. If it stops raining, I'll take a picture outside and see if it comes out better.
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    1 Week Ago - Jan 31, 2016, 11:15 AM - Re: Need help! ROTJ fabric color #15

    The spa blue looks a bit light for ESB, think it should be a couple of shades more blue.
    I think the original choice you had for the ROTJ is pretty close.
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    1 Week Ago - Jan 31, 2016, 9:26 PM - Re: Need help! ROTJ fabric color #16

    Agreed...the spa blue might not work. Did some more digging. What do you think of these?

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    From Left to Right:

    Arctic Ice
    Plein Air
    Illusion Blue
    Grey Dawn

    I'm thinking Plein Air might be a good match. It has that slight hint of blue that would be good for the higher level. I like Grey Dawn, but just thought I'd put some other colours to compare it to. Sorry if I'm overcomplicating things
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    1 Week Ago - Jan 31, 2016, 9:58 PM - Re: Need help! ROTJ fabric color #17

    Quote DeathProof said: View Post
    Agreed...the spa blue might not work. Did some more digging. What do you think of these?

    untitled-1-copy-jpg

    From Left to Right:

    Arctic Ice
    Plein Air
    Illusion Blue
    Grey Dawn

    I'm thinking Plein Air might be a good match. It has that slight hint of blue that would be good for the higher level. I like Grey Dawn, but just thought I'd put some other colours to compare it to. Sorry if I'm overcomplicating things
    Is there a such thing as "over-complication"...? haha! To be honest - I think we need to revisit the description to see which one actually provides the best solution. To me (just my opinion), Illusion Blue looks more like "Light Gray, with a cool blue hue" than the others. Plein Air looks close, but maybe too blue...? haha!

    I need to throw on a beret if I'm going to be selecting colors!
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    1 Week Ago - Jan 31, 2016, 10:35 PM - Re: Need help! ROTJ fabric color #18

    I like the spa blue and plein air (the latter more for ESB). One thing I've noticed with a lot of flight suits is that the fabric takes on a purple or lavender hue in the sunlight. You really don't want that.
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    1 Week Ago - Feb 1, 2016, 4:07 AM - Re: Need help! ROTJ fabric color #19

    I concur with Boochman that Illusion Blue fits the description best. Gray Dawn seems a tad too dark and Plein Air is too blue.
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    1 Week Ago - Feb 1, 2016, 9:16 AM - Re: Need help! ROTJ fabric color #20

    This is why I put this out there My head started spinning looking at all the colors. I was looking in the gallery and here's a picture I thought shows the color well:

    And a close up (sorry for the quality, I'm not so computer savvy) of under the short sleeve, where it looks more blue:

    I know it's supposed to be the same suit as the ESB, but to me it doesn't look faded, it seems like something else was done to it. It still looks greyish/tan to me.
    Again, if I can find some light grey, I'm going to grab it but if not, I'll need to go with one of these colors
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    1 Week Ago - Feb 1, 2016, 10:55 AM - Re: Need help! ROTJ fabric color #21

    Haha that pic! "Help! I've fallen and can't get up!"

    Boba got out of the sarlacc with the help of lifealert
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    1 Week Ago - Feb 1, 2016, 6:26 PM - Re: Need help! ROTJ fabric color #22

    So I found some grey, I even think it has a hint of cool blue This picture is outside in the sun:

    I got it for a great price and it is definitely grey. I held it up to my phone and in person it does look like the grey dawn.

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