If you have never purchased a bespoke suit before, you are unlikely to have been given a choice on your suit lining. Instead, the designer will have chosen it for you and more often than not, it is less than exciting in colour and style.
When you go bespoke, you have the opportunity to choose your own lining. You might be the only one to regularly see your lining, however, why let that stop you from choosing something unique?
What is the purpose of the lining?
Lining your suit jacket adds weight and structure to the garment. It also makes it warmer, so that it is more comfortable in cool weather. A well-lined jacket will sit smoother upon the body, reducing any crinkles.
Additionally, it is much easier to put on. If you’ve ever had a baste fitting, you will know that putting on an unlined jacket can pull at your shirt.
Finally, a lining hides the inner construction of the jacket. Whilst it can be very interesting to see the inner workings of the jacket – canvas, shoulder padding and all – a lining is much more aesthetically pleasing!