Quote:To zipj83: The lining is machine sewn made to look like handsewn. Â It is similar to machine pic stitching on the lapel which is made to look like hand sewn lapel edges. Hand sewn linings have more irregular stitching. Many of the Italian suits employ this device. Â Generally, the English and American don't. Â They either have hand-stitches or no stitching at these points. Does this detract from the garment? Â No. Â Indeed, it is a nice touch. Â Is there any greater good served by a hand-sewn lining? Â Probably not. Â I have bespoke suits with and without the hand-sewn lining. Â I believe that it's an aesthetic issue solely. To Alexis: At Brooks MTM I believe that you can order a specific lining rather than a complimentary or standard coat lining. Â My salesman showed me one of his customer's coats which had two Nicole Miller silk scarves as coat linings. Â I have seen some use Hermes scarves. Â As you can imagine, a couple of Hermes scarves can add considerably to the cost.
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11/27/04 at 6:45am