Originally Posted by mafoofan
I'd like to order a double-breasted mohair dinner jacket in the near future. Does it make no sense whatsoever to have it quarter-lined, or would it be a clever way of making the jacket more comfortable in the warmer seasons?
I have a feeling the answer is one or the other, and not anywhere in between.
An ermazine lining...which is an option for you if you get a bespoke dinner suit...
1. Weighs hardly anything.
2. If in a dark color will shield the back of your DB jacket from showing the white shirt underneath in certain light.
3. If you are sweating, it will serve as a wicking layer and also reduce the chance of sweating through spots of your jacket.
If you are going to be wearing it outside at night a lot because you wait tables at a posh UWS "eatery," then maybe losing the lining will help your shirt catch more breeze. Indoors, however, there is seldom any breeze unless you work as one of those wind tunnel free fall carney ride operators.