How do those cotton linings hold up though? I used to have a (inexpensive, admittedly) cotton-lined leather jacket and sold it after only a year when it became apparent that the cotton lining wouldn't last very long.
So far I think cupro (bemberg?) is maybe the best compromise. It's a lot less stifling than polyester (and better-looking) but relatively durable also.
Cotton Drill will last for a very long time; it's of the toughest lining materials, as well as breathable. In a quality jacket its durability will not be an issue.