Re: Sunspel - disappointed!! Whats happened?
As I understand it, the color has been different for about four years (probably longer) now. When asked about it, Sunspel reps said that they deliberately changed the navy blue to a lighter shade because the CR screen accurate color was "too close to black." Having two of the screen accurate navy polos (albeit too big for me now), and a black, they are pretty darn close. So I imagine that the color is an issue that we will all just have to deal with, as James Bond aficionados are likely not their biggest customers.
As for quality, I should hope that they would be able to fix this, but I imagine that as long as people keep buying the Riviera polos, they will continue their current production practices.