How To Choose Your Suit Lining

The lining of the suit is often overlooked but, at King & Allen, this is often one of the most fun moments for our customers. 'The lining choice is a chance for you to show some flair,' says Jake Allen, 'even if your suit is quite plain, the lining can really liven it up and show off your individuality.' We've outlined some cloth and lining pairings below, to give you some inspiration for your next suit!

Bold Bamboo


Bamboo, sometimes known as 'California cashmere' is a beautifully-soft fabric that is a popular choice for vegan suits. Coming in a range of colours and patterns, it's a great cloth to pair with a fun, patterned lining. Linings can pick out some of the more subtle undertones in the main suit fabric, or it can contrast with it. 

Donegal Tweed With a twist


Donegal tweed is a unique twist on traditional tweed and is characterised by small flecks of colour that are woven into the fabric. Tweed is always a great choice for a suit, thanks to its hardy nature and classic style. A Donegal tweed looks great with a fun, patterned lining that picks out the flecked colours. It's a chance to modernise and update a classic tweed suit and put your individual stamp on it.



Eye-Catching Flannel


Flannel are an evergreen choice for a classic business suit and will hold its shape beautifully, while still feeling soft to the touch. The brushed look of the fabric, gives it a deep, shaded texture, which goes well with a paisley lining, once again picking out the colours within the suit.

Formal Decadence


For a more formal suit, or a more dramatic overall look, deep, rich tones can look fantastic with a black fabric. The gold and red tones in the lining add a sense of vibrancy, while still maintaining the luxurious look and feel of the suit.



Laid Back


If you opt for a linen suit, a patterned lining in a convivial, upbeat paisley can add to the laid-back vibe of the suit. Again, picking a colour palette, or even drawing from your wedding colour palette can make choosing a lining a creative, fun experience. 

Musical Vibes


Our linings come in a range of different patterns. If you have a particular hobby or interest, there's usually a lining to match. For example, if you're a music fan, you might choose the guitars above. We have everything from golfing to cycling, to playing cards!


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