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Coloured linings in bespoke/MTM suits

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

  1. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Distinguished Member

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    I like a rich burgundy.
     


  2. LabelKing

    LabelKing Stylish Dinosaur

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    I think they're great.
     


  3. GQgeek

    GQgeek Stylish Dinosaur

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    I like them, but as with anything else, it's possible to go too far.
     


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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.
     


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  6. Luc-Emmanuel

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

    !luc
     


  7. Tibo

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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).
     


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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]
     


  9. clarinetplayer

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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.
     


  10. Holdfast

    Holdfast Stylish Dinosaur

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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]
     


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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.
     


  12. kitonbrioni

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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?
     


  13. GQgeek

    GQgeek Stylish Dinosaur

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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.
     


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    I just ordered a blue paisely in my Oxxford MTM
     


  15. whnay.

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


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