The suit lining can be a great place to express your own personal touches, and cement the tailored suit look. Made out of a fine fabric like silk or a silk blend, the lining encases the entire inner surface of the suit. It would be a waste to simply let your tailor fill it with a drab grey or black. Here are some tips to really make that suit lining pop.
Hide some color
While you are wearing your suit, no one will be able to get a good look at your suit liner. This allows you to sneak in bold and brash colours that otherwise would be less than formal at the workplace. Solid colours make for a subtle tweak to your suit lining, try a deep red or green for a more formal look, or a bright blue or pink for something flashier. Patterns are also a great way to sneak in some style, from a traditional paisley twist, or something captivatingly bizarre.
Express your hobbies
Suit linings that are personal are great conversation starters. Avid sports fan? How about using the jersey of your favourite player as a lining? Or if you are a wine connoisseur, a mosaic of wine labels might be more to your tastes. When people catch a glimpse of these unique linings, it is a fantastic opportunity to build a rapport over a conversation you are truly interested in.
Suit Linings are also great places to hide little secrets or go high tech. Want a winter suit that looks like a summer suit? Sneak in a second lining of wind blocking material beneath the silk one. Create little pockets in obscure locations to hide away cash when travelling, or sew in an RFID chip to magically open doors at the office.
Whatever you can think of, your tailor will be able to make it work. Even more so, a unique addition or funky choice will probably make his day. Don’t let your suit lining go to waste, choose something to really make your tailored suit, your own. Our master tailors are experts at unique designs and suit linings. Check our schedule to book an appointment here.
Here’s a few more fun ones from some of our clients.
The Stallion always looks his best, either when strutting around the field, or charging into battle. Next smart casual event, consider a Hopsack Jacket with Navy Super 150 trousers completed with a white cotton shirt for the Stallion Look.
The Jacket (Hopsack)
This Brown Hopsack Senszio jacket is crafted from Vitale Barberis Canonico, made in Italy, and is a fine example of the simple yet beautiful Hopsack loose weave. Made from wool, the coarseness of the pattern creates a slight fuzz, muting shadows and lights that may otherwise cause you to look unkempt. Perfect for outdoor meetings or events where you may be slightly active, but still need to look your best.
Similar variations of this look can be achieved through the use of these select fabrics.
The Super 150’s fabric from Reda is made from 100% virgin wool and really adds to the luster of these Navy trousers. Such a fine fabric, contrasts with the Hopsack Jacket allowing you to still maintain a kempt and stylish appearance when the jacket comes off in hot weather. All of Reda’s fabrics are sublime, but for those peculiar with their thread counts, can go for their Super 150s or Super 160s.
A white cotton shirt is never as simple as it seems. This bespoke example is from Thomas Mason’s classic 100% cotton Twill. Recently releasing their new 2018 Spring/Summer Collection, Thomas Mason has lifted from their aura of traditional styles to the bold and exotic. If you are looking for more depth to your white shirt, you can always go for one of their more adventures patterns, like the Oxford or Poplin.
For your next smart casual event, think the Stallion Look. Your tailor will be more than happy to show you fabric choices at your next appointment. John Lennon sunglasses not included!