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Coloured linings in bespoke/MTM suits

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GBR, May 18, 2006.

  1. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Well-Known Member

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    I don't like the idea. I think it looks a bit tacky. But that's just me.

    !luc
     
  2. Tibo

    Tibo Well-Known Member

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    I have just had my most recent MTM suit made with a dark red lining (it's a chalk stripe charcoal gray). I've had compliments about it.

    Only turn-off to me is that it looks a lot like a sign that you're wearing MTM/bespoke (but it's subtle enough, I think, not like this tacky affectation of leaving the last button(s) of the cuff undone).
     
  3. CitizenK

    CitizenK Active Member

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    I'm picking up a suit that I am having made by Mobin, my tailor, here in the ISAF Compound in Kabul today.

    It is a 100% wool POW check with a gold overcheck, cloth made in England, bought from British Fabrics on EBay. I had Mobin put a gold colored lining in the jacket. So I in my opinion the lining complements the pattern of the cloth.

    It should look very nice.[​IMG]
     
  4. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Well-Known Member

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    Last fall, I had a true bespoke suit made. I have always been very conservative about the color of the lining, but the tailor nudged me towards a wine red lining (for a dark navy blue pinstripe suit.)

    I absolutely love it. Every once in awhile the lining is seen when I put the coat on or if I move about when the suit is unbuttoned. People always notice and remark how sharp the look is.
     
  5. Holdfast

    Holdfast Well-Known Member

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    Most of my suits have a contrasting lining, but some don't. Depends on my mood at time of ordering and also what purpose the suit is likely to have. The key is getting the contrast right. Enough to be interesting, not so much as to be garish. Sometimes you'll get it wrong and go a bit too far, but that's part of the fun! [​IMG]
     
  6. royal618

    royal618 Well-Known Member

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    Definately.

    In recent times, a black (yes - black) self-stripe with blood red lining. Mid grey with sky blue window pane with sky blue lining. Navy with purple chalk stripe with a purple lining and a navy with pink and white pin which has deep pink (fuchsia) lining.

    Why not I say.
     
  7. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a great idea. It's that the whole point of mtm/bespoke to get it the exact way you want it?
     
  8. GQgeek

    GQgeek Well-Known Member

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    For those of you with adventurous linings, where do you generally get the materials? Do you rely on the stock the tailor has at hand, or do you procure it on your own? And if so, would you have any leads? I'd like to get a little creative on my next MTM.

    The tailor I used for my first bespoke had a book from a London firm called Smith & Sons or something. I can't remember the exact name but it's something like that. I personally prefer silk linings to bemberg, although the sleeves are a different story.
     
  9. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Well-Known Member

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    I just ordered a blue paisely in my Oxxford MTM
     
  10. whnay.

    whnay. Well-Known Member

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    I like a rich burgundy.
    As do I, either that or dark navy.
     
  11. Toiletduck

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    I like a bright red or a light blue or if I'm conservative silver. Unless the suit is a thinner material in which case I would not get a contrasting lining
     
  13. dusty

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    Anybody know where I can get a bolt of the lining from the Fresh Prince prep school jackets?
     
  14. LabelKing

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    I'm thinking something erotic, and sexy would be enticing: [​IMG] Although Paul Smith did those cuffs a la Tony Blair, I don't think he has done suit linings yet.
     
  15. Luc-Emmanuel

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    I'm thinking something erotic, and sexy would be enticing: [​IMG] Although Paul Smith did those cuffs a la Tony Blair, I don't think he has done suit linings yet.
    He's done tie lining with erotic display. I have a few.

    !luc
     
  16. Jovan

    Jovan Well-Known Member

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    And then there are those naughty collar stays by one company whose name I've forgotten. But who wears collar stays anyway?
     
  17. designprofessor

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    I just bought a light cream colored sport coat with a shiny lime green lining, i love it. Makes me want to turn the thing inside out and wear it that way. Its interesting how this concealed / added color can really change the personality of the jacket.
     
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    How much and how difficult is it to replace an existing jacket's linings?
     
  19. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Well-Known Member

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    How much and how difficult is it to replace an existing jacket's linings?
    It takes a worker a day's work. Not difficult but needs attention. I've considered this with my tailor for a couple of jackets and it would be about $150. I dont know if that's the prevailing rate. Oh, and I like fancy linings too. I like shot linings, bight linings, ones with little patterns on them, self or otherwise. I didnt used to, but I need new toys [​IMG]
     
  20. OxxfordSJLINY

    OxxfordSJLINY Well-Known Member

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    I hate it, but that is me.

    I also hate bright colored contrasting linings in suits as well as in all other tailored clothing (which, of course, consists of sportsjackets or odd jackets, odd pants, odd vests, top coats, overcoats, tuxedos, morning coats and tailcoats), Matt.

    At the absolute least, it is me as much as it is you, maybe more.
     

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