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post #61 of 82
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Originally Posted by R.O. Thornhill View Post

That said, each to their own - if you want the inside of your coat to look like a cheap brothel I will not try to dissuade you

Thornhill

Whilst that statement and those that you may have an "irrational prejudice against loud linings and those who wear them" (your words in a subsequent post) such words are hardly tolerant, appropriate or of those of a gentleman. Your words in this quotation about brothels can presumably be substantiated by your experience? I have no knowledge by which to judge your remark as helpful or otherwise.

Perhaps it would have been suffficient to leave it at a statement that you do not like them?
post #62 of 82
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Originally Posted by vitaminc View Post
Here's the lining cloth I am trying to find:

The dark red one is quite nice. The pink one has caused an intense burning sensation in my retinas that may take some time to fade.
post #63 of 82
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post
Why would you want your jacket lining to look like a cushion in an upscale chinese restaurant?

Those prints are typical for traditional Chinese clothing.

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Originally Posted by 0b5cur1ty View Post
The dark red one is quite nice. The pink one has caused an intense burning sensation in my retinas that may take some time to fade.

Just citing examples, still need to find the fabrics, perhaps need to make a trip to HK.
post #64 of 82
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Originally Posted by R.O. Thornhill View Post
Over the years I have come to the conclusion that I really prefer sedate / matching linings (especially if they are for suits I might wear at work). On a practical level they allow you to combine the suit with a greater variety of shirts/ties, and on an emotional level I find loud linings to be 'trying too hard'. Not unwilling to stray slightly from this path, however, for one of the suits I ordered recently (a navy worsted from the Lesser 11/12oz book) I gave into my tailor's recommendation for a dark, dark purple lining. The lining does not contrast significantly with the cloth, just enough to be interesting. Similarly - on an odd coat I ordered (brown herringbone with sky blue and lilac overckeck from the P&H Glorious Twelfth book) I went for a light blue lining to match the overcheck. By and large I am more adventurous when it comes to odd coats. That said, each to their own - if you want the inside of your coat to look like a cheap brothel I will not try to dissuade you Thornhill
I have to agree with Kermit that your suit/jacket lining has nothing to do with what shirts and ties you wear. No one sees your linings and i never noticed anyone reacting negatively to a bright one. Maybe a very self righteous person would but i wouldn't want them around me anyway, thus colorful linings act like maniac repellent.
post #65 of 82
Colourful linings, why not...? Push the boat out I say...
post #66 of 82
I like darker, solid colored linings, that contrast well with the jacket's color. For example, my bespoke blazer has a dark green lining, which is not too loud, but looks great against the blue. It's something that only I see mostly, but it's a nice touch when you're putting the jacket on.
post #67 of 82
For business or conservative uses I prefer a less noticeable lining. However, on suits I wear for fun (parties, special occasions..etc) I don't mind playing around with some more unique patterns or colors.
post #68 of 82
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Originally Posted by yfyf View Post
An unlined suit is usually more of a pain in the ass to make since the tailor's interior work has to be finished carefully. You could have another lining put in, it'd be pricey though, maybe $200 per suit. I have some unlined suits for summer, they're nice but I prefer lining whenever possible.

thanks for the reply. i guess it really isn't worth it to take it to tailor then to put in a lining. i just had never seen a suit without one but i guess it's cool to admire his sewing. hah.
post #69 of 82
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Originally Posted by GBR View Post
Whilst that statement and those that you may have an "irrational prejudice against loud linings and those who wear them" (your words in a subsequent post) such words are hardly tolerant, appropriate or of those of a gentleman. Your words in this quotation about brothels can presumably be substantiated by your experience? I have no knowledge by which to judge your remark as helpful or otherwise.

Perhaps it would have been suffficient to leave it at a statement that you do not like them?

Apologies if my attempt at some lighthearted banter was taken as a personal assault. I believe that most of us have some irrational prejudices when it comes to clothing (be it windsor knots, navy odd trousers, 1B suits, tasseled loafers, or what have you). If you have reached the nirvana where no such prejudices exist I applaud you.

I do find the ease with which people on internet fora take offense and respond to (a perhaps injudicious aside) with personal attacks amusing. A bit more tolerance of others' misjudgments would not be amiss among gentlemen.

As for the question of matching linings to other clothing, I seem to be alone in this. Glad that my psychosis is not widely shared. Enjoy your bright linings!
post #70 of 82
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Originally Posted by GBR View Post
How many people now have a bright contrasting lining inside the jackets of suits?
I too am addicted. Deep burgundy, sky blue, creamy beige, bottle green, scarlet, purple etc etc. I get lots of (positive) attention when I take a conservative jacket off and there's a kingfisher flash of colour.

TD
post #71 of 82
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Originally Posted by R.O. Thornhill View Post
A bit more tolerance of others' misjudgments would not be amiss among gentlemen.

No gentlemen here, suh!
post #72 of 82
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Originally Posted by tokyodandy View Post
I too am addicted. Deep burgundy, sky blue, creamy beige, bottle green, scarlet, purple etc etc. I get lots of (positive) attention when I take a conservative jacket off and there's a kingfisher flash of colour. TD
Especially if you are wearing a vest
post #73 of 82
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Originally Posted by grimslade View Post
No gentlemen here, suh!
Plenty of iGents though
post #74 of 82
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Originally Posted by R.O. Thornhill View Post
Apologies if my attempt at some lighthearted banter was taken as a personal assault. I believe that most of us have some irrational prejudices when it comes to clothing (be it windsor knots, navy odd trousers, 1B suits, tasseled loafers, or what have you). If you have reached the nirvana where no such prejudices exist I applaud you. I do find the ease with which people on internet fora take offense and respond to (a perhaps injudicious aside) with personal attacks amusing. A bit more tolerance of others' misjudgments would not be amiss among gentlemen. As for the question of matching linings to other clothing, I seem to be alone in this. Glad that my psychosis is not widely shared. Enjoy your bright linings!
You're biggest mistake was knowing what the inside of a cheap brothel looks like. Real gentlemen use expensive ones.
post #75 of 82
FNB...any update on the rabbits mating lining in red for us commoners?
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