Jacket lining suggestions

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  1. meursault42

    meursault42 Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone, I'm getting a pale grey suit (wool, for work) made for spring. I was about to finish up when I realized that I wanted a fun lining but I couldn't find any threads on the topic, nor any very good sources after a few searches.

    I'm thinking a little crazy, but not too much so. Print would be cool, bright colors for sure (it's spring!). Anyone have suggestions?
     
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    Are you looking for a source? Or just pattern suggestions?
     


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    meursault42 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for not being specifc enough. Either will actually do, but bonus points for an actual source, because my tailor will line with whatever I give him. The only stuff he had on hand for samples were demure solids and a few boring brights.
     


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    Does not compute...
     


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    I have a work place where my lining of choice (fun) would not impugn our good name (the government). *shrug*
     


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    It sure sounds like he's against the whole idea since you'll be using it for work. I'd agree.
     


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    I don't understand. Who's really going to see the lining? I have a suit with a purple lining that I wear to work and about the only people who have seen it, are my wife and my tailor.
     


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    a bright pink would be pretty cool.

    I remember an Isaia suit that was posted a long time ago, and never forgot about it
     


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    LBD linings are good

    But the lining of a business suit shouldn't be fun, at least not for a grown man.

    You actually see the lining of a suit surprisingly often (at least when it's worn by someone still moving). You just don't notice because, thankfully, they're usually black or dark blue.

    For casual stuff, do whatever you like - Hermes orange on a bright tweed, baby blue on a khaki cotton suit, etc. But if you'll potentially wear this in a professional setting that you care about, play it pretty straight with the suit.
     


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    Disagree, coloured linings are common place in the work environment and well accepted, fun linings not so far behind.
     


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    Not so far behind is not where you want to be.

    Especially not in cases where it's easily avoidable.
     


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