Whenever we talk about a men’s suit especially a bespoke one we consider the cut, the buttons, the lapel sizes and host of other accessories and styling that go into making the suit “Fantastic”. Not to mention the fit on the person. This is all that is visible to the people.
But we often neglect talking about a very important aspect of the suit, the inner lining, which is essential for ensuring a well-structured and fashionable suit. Lining is the additional layer of fabric that is stitched to the inside of your finished suit jacket.
The suit lining exists to add weight and structure to the suit. For a luxurious look you will need a full lined jacket and as you go casual your lining can move from half lined to unlined suit jackets.
The linings that are generally used would be natural or synthetic. In natural silk is the preferred choice while in synthetic Bemberg Silk is the preferred choice. Companies also use Rayon, Polyester and Acetate in their Ready to Wear collections. Each of the materials has its pros can cons.
If you have the option and especially if you are getting you a bespoke suit, choosing the lining is as important as choosing the fabric color.
It can make your jacket look move between classy to flashy. The safest option is to always use lining that matches the fabric of the suit. For example, you can consider the following options if needed:
- Purple lining would look classy with a dark gray suit
- Blue lining with light gray suit is perfect for spring
- Red lining with navy blue suit for making a statement.
Final thought would be to check the lining at the time of delivery of the suit the basic elements to inspect would be to see
- If the lining is flat and not bulges
- If the lining is sewn properly
- If linking us in sync with the movements of the jacket and the body
Author: Shoaeb Shams