i came here to learn and i asked a question. i am certainly glad you posted and started this thread. i learned a lot.
My $0.02 ...
I have bags in Ballistic Navy and Ballistic Steel ... both colors show up quite beautifully on this fabric, and both are subtle or subdued enough to be "acceptable for business," let me just put it that way. At the same time, they offer just enough of a color difference, not to be flashy and stand out, but to distinguish them from the sea of black bags out there.
Inside the bags, I go crazy with all the nice bright-colorful-beautiful Dyneema pouches and accessories I want!
For business meetings, I do occasionally use my Zephyr (Black/Cardinal) laptop bag in, but it's such an elegant bag that I don't feel it's flashy at all, and I get lots of compliments on it.
Someone please help me!
I have BAS (Bihn Acquisition Syndrome)!!
this thread, and then check the Dear eBay thread that Janine started. On the third page there's a note that the used navy/Iberian Aeronaut that historygal wanted sold for $336+$11 s&h on eBay. Fortunately, this story ended happily (as did Janine's request for Indigo items -- see Janine's follow-up letter to Dear eBay on the second page, just before the announcement of the navy/Iberian Aeronaut auction on eBay). The Aeronaut was also offered again in Navy/Iberian (and is also currently available for purchase in this color combination).
My personal preference is for the Navy/Solar combination, and it does look quite professional as a color, as others like cucciasv have said. Personally, if I wanted to get a Western Flyer in this color combination, which I already have (having gotten one of the last of these bags when Solar was discontinued), I'd send a pm to Lani asking what happened to the navy/solar WF that she left with tags on after trying to decide about the new Aubergine WFs and the 400d Dyneema WF (which she actually did purchase).
Moriond - thanks for those links, much appreciated :) Thanks also to drbobguy and cucciasv for your comments too, really helpful.