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post #16 of 19
Funny how there are so many differing opinions on the topic. I have a canvassed linen sportcoat with half lining and the lining is made of a cotton shirting material. I like it a lot, but am thinking I'd like to try one without a canvas next. Likely a DB.

I was thinking an alternative to not make it too flimsy would be to use an additional layer or two of the linen itself as the canvas to make it a touch more robust. Could be a silly idea, but curious if it would work. I would then have no lining of any kind and natural shoulders.
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post
I was thinking an alternative to not make it too flimsy would be to use an additional layer or two of the linen itself as the canvas to make it a touch more robust. Could be a silly idea, but curious if it would work. I would then have no lining of any kind and natural shoulders.

I was thinking the same thing, only to use a lightweight fresco rather than linen. So it would simply be cut with a self-facing (or french facing?) cloth as though to conceal a canvas, but in reality, there would be no canvas, so the double layer of fresco should hopefully give it enough body.

Anyone tried this before?
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by Parker View Post
Manton, does your tailor use a lighter weight canvas for your linen jackets? Or doesn't it matter?
Same canvas, so far as I know, but then he uses soft stuff for everything.
post #19 of 19
Are you having this made by Volpe? If so, I imagine the canvas used by the Neapolitans will be very soft and light. You can ask to have just a canvas chest piece, no lapel canvas. BTW, the jkt should be self-fabric lined in the front quarters and no lining anywhere else (save for the upper back and sleeves)
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