hey guys i'm an attention whore but disguising it, barely, with a question that will pique the interest of a select group of individuals on this forum who will, hopefully, empathize with my non-situation.
OK, so I was planning to pop my SF posting cherry next week when I my first-ever bespoke suit is finished, but now I need to ask: why do suits have stripey sleeves? I hadn't even noticed this until I was choosing linings for my suit and my tailor asked whether I wanted stripey sleeves or the same blue lining as the body. I chose not to have the stripes.
Am I ruined?
I don't know why, it's just a tradition, not sure how it started. I like it.
Dad always said that tailors used stripes in the sleeves because it was less expensive material than the bemberg for the body lining. No idea about the truth of the matter, B
That would make sense. Either this or tougher.
Sleeve lining has to withstand more stress than the other jacket body lining
(except maybe around pockets, where rough skin, nails, and hard-edged objects can tear up the lining)
so it should be tougher.