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Coloured linings in bespoke/MTM suits

post #1 of 82
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How many people now have a bright contrasting lining inside the jackets of suits?


I have to say I have become addicted to them to give variety - pinks, reds blues golds - all are good. I plan to get just the occasional match one - itself for variety!However I always have a white/striped sleeve lining - very traditional and just a tad more sophisticated than using the same one right through.

I have found that one cutter/Tailor I used to use was not keen on the idea but who pays his bill?
post #2 of 82
I hate it, but that is me.
post #3 of 82
I have them on a couple of my early commissions. The novelty of it has worn off though and I've gone towards matching linings. I may take a lighter version of the same colour, but if I want to wear a beautiful, vibrant colour, I have the cojones to wear it on the outside for all the world to see.
post #4 of 82
I think it's entirely a question of preference, and I happen to like them. I have a bright blue lining for a dark blue/light blue windowpane suit, and a dark burgundy lining for a yellow herringbone tweed sportcoat.

I do think they've been overdone a little recently.
post #5 of 82
I like them. I also like interesting patterns/prints. I saw the most flamboyant paisley lining on a $4k (discounted to $1.2k) Brioni cashmere sports coat at Filene's the other day. Reminded me of early 1990's Versace... not exactly to my liking

My favorite is a baby blue lining in one of my Isaia suits
post #6 of 82
I use a burgundy lining in the body and white strips in the sleeve all my bespoke suits. I think it comes down to personal preference.
post #7 of 82
I like it a lot. One of my Ozwald Boateng suits has a teal lining that is phenomenal and another OB suit has orange for its lining color. In both cases, the lining color compliments a color that is in the suit fabric so it all coordinates. I don't think I'd want a grey suit with, say, a bright red lining, like they dont really belong together.
post #8 of 82
On two of my three Chan suits, I have a sedate, matching lining. On the third (SB peak), I have a bright sky blue lining, contrasting with the charcoal suit fabric. My in-the-works navy blazer will have a red lining.
post #9 of 82
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Originally Posted by Vintage Gent
On two of my three Chan suits, I have a sedate, matching lining. On the third (SB peak), I have a bright sky blue lining, contrasting with the charcoal suit fabric.

Funny, I was thinking of just this combination the other day. How did it turn out?
post #10 of 82
I have a navy suit with burgundy/navy striped 1/4 lining and just ordered a navy blazer 1/4 lined in baby blue with embossed stars. My favorite lining, though, is a RTW brown Lauren RL corduroy jacket with a paisley lining that is predominantly a dark plum with greens, reds, gold and browns. No one sees my jacket linings, so they're a fun addition just for me.
post #11 of 82
I have an orange one in my navy Borrelli suit. I did it once for novelty, but I might do it again.

--Andre
post #12 of 82
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
Funny, I was thinking of just this combination the other day. How did it turn out?
It's nice and not quite as out-there as I thought it might be. Since the suit fabric also has a sky blue stripe, it really pulls the jacket together.
post #13 of 82
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Originally Posted by thinman
My favorite lining, though, is a RTW brown Lauren RL corduroy jacket with a paisley lining that is predominantly a dark plum with greens, reds, gold and browns.

Funny - I have the same jacket! AND I'm wearing it today
post #14 of 82
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Originally Posted by gdl203
Funny - I have the same jacket! AND I'm wearing it today

Great minds think alike; I'm wearing mine too!! Although I wonder how appropriate it is to wear corduroy this time of year, it's been cloudy and dreary in SoCal recently, so I say "what the heck". And I'm always tempted to flash the lining on days like this, just to brighten people's days....
post #15 of 82
You have to be careful that the lining does not over colour the suit fabric - in different lights it could look awful if your colour coordination is not right.
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