Suit linings, silk vs. bemberg, etc.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ligament, Aug 15, 2004.

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    merkur Senior member

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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I don't know about the rest of you, but I find that silk wears hot. Very insulating.
     
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    I don't know about the rest of you, but I find that silk wears hot. Very insulating.

    +1. The very reason cited by Dege when I first asked about silk linings.
     
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    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    silk retains body odor, in additionto being warm!!!
    Carl


    Nice! I use Sex Panther and I'd love for the scent to linger in my clothes.
     
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    I don't know about the rest of you, but I find that silk wears hot. Very insulating.
    +1. The very reason cited by Dege when I first asked about silk linings.

    I have silk lining the sleeves of one of my suits. It is noticeably hotter to wear than the bemberg lined others. Wouldn't necessarily get it again, even though i like the stripes.

    Leon
     
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    Tomasso Senior member

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    I'd love for the scent to linger
    Scent, odor, stank; What's the diff? [​IMG]











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  7. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Sex Panther is noted to be a "formidable scent"

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    Interesting. Looks like there are only a few companies around which still produce Bemberg cupro (according to Advanced Fiber Spinning Technology
    Av Toshinari Nakajima, K. Kajiwara, J. E. McIntyre). The other larger company being, eh , Bemberg (http://www.bembergitalia.com/). And I guess the have some sort of copyright in Europe?


    Asahi Kasei
    Bembergâ„¢ is a trademark of ASAHI KASEI FIBERS CORPORATION in Japan and other countries.
    2005-2008 Copyright(C) ASAHI KASEI FIBERS CORPORATION All rights reserved.

    Other countries are U.S. Mexico, Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong.

    I always assumed bemberg was made in japan..

    lesson learnt..

    guess the two companies can't sell in each others registered trademarked countries.
     
  9. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    Silk fights with a lot of jacket cloths and it is always better to use it for softer materials such as cashmere. Sometimes if the item will not be used as often like a dinner jacket, you can use silk there too. I wouldn't use plain colored silk for its own sake for many of the reasons mentioned above but I have employed matching silk scarves or patterned silk for a more elegant lining in a sports jacket or dinner jacket.​
     
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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    My suits and jackets have silk linings in plain colors. I have never noticed any of the problems mentioned in any of the above posts.
     
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    My suits and jackets have silk linings in plain colors. I have never noticed any of the problems mentioned in any of the above posts.
    What type of silk did you use?​
     
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    What about cotton satin for jacket linings? Is it any good? Better/worse than silk or bemberg?

    (sorry to revive an old thread)
     
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    Dudufrias Well-Known Member

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    bump
     
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    What about cotton satin for jacket linings? Is it any good? Better/worse than silk or bemberg? (sorry to revive an old thread)
    If that's what I think it is, it will be too heavy for most jackets.
     

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