Lennie Logsdail confirmed that it takes two. Â The society writer A.A. Gill is a devotee of such Hermes scarf linings. Â I once picked up a 1960s Charvet scarf for a euro and thought of finding a counterpart for the next Darren suit I was ordering. Â I ended up asking Darren to turn it into pocket squares which sometime, one of these days, should be forthcoming. Â Bright linings were one of the shibboleths of the bespoke tailoring mythos. Â The idea that City pinstripes could be lined in hot pink was a catchy idea. Â Like working buttonholes, it's a cheap and easy to duplicate bespoke feature which requires no extra skill. Â Paul Smith used such things in the early 1980s in his suits. Â Richard James and Timothy Everest were doing such things about ten years ago. Â Boateng came onto the scene and made it his stock in trade to use guido-friendly flashy colors. Â Of course he glommed onto the lining thing. My first expensive suit was a Richard James navy suit with a turquoise pinstripe and a turquoise lining. Â The fabric is nice but the quality was disappointing. Â Essentially this suit had a bespoke pretension without anything near a bespoke fit or bespoke quality. Â It's also far too loud to wear most places. Â For some years now RJ, ahead of the curve as usual, has not featured such eyepopping features. Â Boateng continues to flounder along, quite well, too, now that Givenchy picked him for a Stella McCartney-style PR stunt. The thing about the bright flashy lining thing -- and I'm not far off the ages of any of the younger whippersnappers here -- is that it's kind of naff. Â That said, a great Â feature of bespoke is that you can pick a lining of your choice and have a signature color, whether it's flashy or subtle. Â I've picked burgundy (in a nice, heavy, frighteningly expensive silk) in my bespoke suits and it's very cool. A friend of mine told me the story of a Royal Army friend of his dad's who years ago had gone to Gieves to have his uniform tailored. Â As a whim, he asked for a red lining, to personalize it. Â They flat out refused. Â A far cry from now when they'll bespoke-weather your jeans or make you a hamster-fur coat.