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Sport Coats (&linings) in the Heat

tcmquincy

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I live in Louisiana and Texas. For most of the year it is very warm and very humid. About a year ago when I first started working I was having an issue with my wool trousers and getting very sweaty and admittedly smelly. I removed (cut out) the synthetic lining from my wool trousers and the issue was 100% resolved.

Fast forward to today; I would like to wear a jacket every day. I have a very nice collection of sport coats and suits. However, I noticed today that in my office within an hour or 2 of wearing a sports coat that is partially lined (and fully lined in the sleeves) with a synthetic lining, I was starting to get hot, sweaty, and smelly the same way the polyester lining in my trousers used to cause me. Should I cut out the lining in my jackets & the sleeves of the jackets? Will there be any issues associated with doing this? Ultimately; Is it possible for me to wear a sport coat all day without getting sweaty, and how can I accomplish this without ruining my jackets/ the way they look. Any help is greatly appreciated :]
 

Scarlatti

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Should I cut out the lining in my jackets & the sleeves of the jackets? Will there be any issues associated with doing this? Ultimately; Is it possible for me to wear a sport coat all day without getting sweaty, and how can I accomplish this without ruining my jackets/ the way they look. Any help is greatly appreciated :]
That's risky, because what's underneath (seams, pockets etc.) will become visible (to others if you don't button the jacket) and will be unprotected. Also removing fabric from the sleeves will make it more difficult to slip in.
 

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Doesn't your office have air conditioning?
 

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This is why I hate with such passion synthetic linings, which are almost everywhere in low-tier R2W and sometimes even above that, unfortunately.

That's risky, because what's underneath (seams, pockets etc.) will become visible (to others if you don't button the jacket) and will be unprotected. Also removing fabric from the sleeves will make it more difficult to slip in.

This is true, unless you bought the jacket already fully unlined (which are usually still lined in the sleeves in fact), it probably doesn't have the finishing that unlined jackets get (which is why some say they are actually more expensive to make than lined jackets). You also get more friction obviously, which can mean a somewhat worse drape if the cloth gets stuck (particularly bad with knitwear, much less so for summer jackets).
I would honestly consider having your jackets re-lined (partially, as now) in a breathable material instead, e.g. bemberg, cupro etc.
 

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Agree, take it to tailor to get re-lined. You can even buy your own little bit of Cupro fabric online to really nail down the color and take it to the tailor.

If you don't love the jacket, consider the cost of re-lining vs just buying a new/better coat.
 

dieworkwear

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You may want to double-check the material. Most linings are made from rayon, often Bemberg, which is a branded name for a type of rayon. Rayon is a plant-based synthetic. Some people describe it as synthetic, some people don't. But rayon is so much better than other lining materials, such as silk or cotton, that it replaced silk for lining a long time ago.

You can have a tailor remove the lining but that person will then have to finish the interior seams.

Many years ago, I ordered an unlined jacket from a tailor and he delivered it lined. I brought up the issue to him and he said that Bemberg is very breathable nowadays, and asked me to wear it for a while. If I was unhappy with the coat, he would remove the lining. I wore it for a summer and it felt fine, so I've left it. That said, I typically order summer cots partially lined. I also don't live in an area that gets as warm as Texas or Louisiana, so that may play a difference in our experiences with lining.
 

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