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Coloured linings in bespoke/MTM suits

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

  1. GBR

    GBR Distinguished Member

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    How many people now have a bright contrasting lining inside the jackets of suits?


    I have to say I have become addicted to them to give variety - pinks, reds blues golds - all are good. I plan to get just the occasional match one - itself for variety!However I always have a white/striped sleeve lining - very traditional and just a tad more sophisticated than using the same one right through.

    I have found that one cutter/Tailor I used to use was not keen on the idea but who pays his bill?
     


  2. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    I hate it, but that is me.
     


  3. whoopee

    whoopee Distinguished Member

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    I have them on a couple of my early commissions. The novelty of it has worn off though and I've gone towards matching linings. I may take a lighter version of the same colour, but if I want to wear a beautiful, vibrant colour, I have the cojones to wear it on the outside for all the world to see.
     


  4. chorse123

    chorse123 Stylish Dinosaur

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    I think it's entirely a question of preference, and I happen to like them. I have a bright blue lining for a dark blue/light blue windowpane suit, and a dark burgundy lining for a yellow herringbone tweed sportcoat.

    I do think they've been overdone a little recently.
     


  5. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I like them. I also like interesting patterns/prints. I saw the most flamboyant paisley lining on a $4k (discounted to $1.2k) Brioni cashmere sports coat at Filene's the other day. Reminded me of early 1990's Versace... not exactly to my liking

    My favorite is a baby blue lining in one of my Isaia suits
     


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    timekeeping Well-Known Member

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    I use a burgundy lining in the body and white strips in the sleeve all my bespoke suits. I think it comes down to personal preference.
     


  7. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    I like it a lot. One of my Ozwald Boateng suits has a teal lining that is phenomenal and another OB suit has orange for its lining color. In both cases, the lining color compliments a color that is in the suit fabric so it all coordinates. I don't think I'd want a grey suit with, say, a bright red lining, like they dont really belong together.
     


  8. Vintage Gent

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    On two of my three Chan suits, I have a sedate, matching lining. On the third (SB peak), I have a bright sky blue lining, contrasting with the charcoal suit fabric. My in-the-works navy blazer will have a red lining.
     


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    DocHolliday Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    On two of my three Chan suits, I have a sedate, matching lining. On the third (SB peak), I have a bright sky blue lining, contrasting with the charcoal suit fabric.

    Funny, I was thinking of just this combination the other day. How did it turn out?
     


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    I have a navy suit with burgundy/navy striped 1/4 lining and just ordered a navy blazer 1/4 lined in baby blue with embossed stars. My favorite lining, though, is a RTW brown Lauren RL corduroy jacket with a paisley lining that is predominantly a dark plum with greens, reds, gold and browns. No one sees my jacket linings, so they're a fun addition just for me.
     


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    I have an orange one in my navy Borrelli suit. I did it once for novelty, but I might do it again.

    --Andre
     


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    Funny, I was thinking of just this combination the other day. How did it turn out?
    It's nice and not quite as out-there as I thought it might be. Since the suit fabric also has a sky blue stripe, it really pulls the jacket together.
     


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    My favorite lining, though, is a RTW brown Lauren RL corduroy jacket with a paisley lining that is predominantly a dark plum with greens, reds, gold and browns.

    Funny - I have the same jacket! AND I'm wearing it today [​IMG]
     


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    Funny - I have the same jacket! AND I'm wearing it today [​IMG]

    Great minds think alike; I'm wearing mine too!! Although I wonder how appropriate it is to wear corduroy this time of year, it's been cloudy and dreary in SoCal recently, so I say "what the heck". And I'm always tempted to flash the lining on days like this, just to brighten people's days....
     


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    You have to be careful that the lining does not over colour the suit fabric - in different lights it could look awful if your colour coordination is not right.[​IMG]
     


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