I'm probably an anomaly since I'm located in tropical Florida where our "winter" equals the rest of the countries' Fall + humidity, but I want half-lined. The extra breath'ability is almost a requirement. In my experience, the lining matters here too; good quality silk or cupro bemberg tend to breathe better with full linings than other stuff (it's sad what I've seen some otherwise nice pieces lined with - poly, really?).
I think what I'm saying is 1/2 lined for me is preferred, but full lining is OK too if it's still nice and breathable; anything that traps heat is a no-no here even for winter stuff. And, now that I think about it, if you're really trying to stay warm in your dress jacket up north, you should probably be adding an overcoat instead. End ramble.
Edited by razl - 10/20/12 at 9:37am