Pant lining

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  1. Mr Sola

    Mr Sola Senior member

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    I got fitted for trousers and the tailor asked if I wanted the lining all the way down the leg. Not knowing, I sadi yes. So, my questions is: Do you all prefer your trousers fully lined or half lined?
     


  2. rgpuppy

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    half lined only...full lining is too lose if not sewn into hem...too tight and affects drape when sewn in hem.

    traditionally full lined (drop in lining) is done for womens pants.
     


  3. EL72

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    half lined only...full lining is too lose if not sewn into hem...too tight and affects drape when sewn in hem.

    traditionally full lined (drop in lining) is done for womens pants.


    Agreed. 99% of RTW wool trousers are lined to the knee.
     


  4. lakewolf

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    Me too, half lined is OK
     


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    Half-lined, almost always. Unless, of course, I have wool pants made with a very trim cuff/taper. Then I want the smooth lining all the way down, so the pants can still drape properly. (Otherwise, they get hung up on my socks.)
     


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    White or cream colored pants may need full lining; otherwise half-lined only.
     


  7. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    Bemberg lining is cold in the winter and hot in the summer.
     


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    Ivan Kipling Senior member

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    Half lining, is what seems to work best. I think maybe a full lining, interrupts the flow of the fabric's drape.
     


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    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    I've only got pants that are half lined, and of course Oxxford as a rule doesn't line.
     


  10. chobochobo

    chobochobo Rubber Chicken Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    My only pair of fully lined trousers are part of an Agnes B suit (bought many many years ago) and sometimes my toes catch at the bottom part of the lining which is quite annoying. It does feel warmer than other trousers, but it could just be my imagination.
     


  11. Mr Sola

    Mr Sola Senior member

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    So they said that the order states half lined below the knee. Is that too low? should I go with half lined to the mid thigh?
     


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    So they said that the order states half lined below the knee. Is that too low? should I go with half lined to the mid thigh?


    Actually, I think below the knee might have some advantages. They'll be less likely to "catch" on your knees as you sit...
     


  13. Jared

    Jared Senior member

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    A strange thought occurred to me the other day: given the fact that rayon is less soil-resistant than wool, and given that most pants are lined with it or synethic fabric, why don't we dispense with lining and instead wear knee-length boxer-briefs? (Perhaps even attached to the trousers in some fashion, cf Prince Albert. [​IMG])
     


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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Bemberg lining is cold in the winter and hot in the summer.
    Unlined for me as well.
     


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    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Unlined unless the cloth can be seen through when it's backlit.
     


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