Choose a Lining that is Functional and Reflects Your Personality

Who doesn’t love to add a bit of personality to their suits, jackets, waistcoats and overcoats? 

If you are looking for a way to make your garment ‘pop’, Edinburgh Tailoring Company has nearly 500 lining options to choose from. 

Our own house range of linings are available to choose from free of charge. We also offer gorgeous linings from our merchant and mill suppliers from £99 for a 2-piece suit to £149 for a 3-piece suit. These ranges contain some of our printed and funkier linings. Whatever you choose, you can be certain that you’ve got plenty of options!

Of course, if you simply just want to match the lining to the colour of your suit (for example plain black lining with a black suit, or a plain navy lining with a navy suit) then that’s fine too.

Why does the lining matter?

Some people may not give much thought to the lining, perhaps because you are the only person that sees it most of the time. But a lining is more than just a jacket accessory or the back of your waistcoat. It performs a very useful function. 

Firstly, it provides a layer of insulation in the garment, trapping air between the lining and the suit cloth. 

This performs a vital function that keeps you warm in the cold weather and helps to cool you in the warm weather. It’s also a mask for all of the internal work that takes place inside a suit. All of the inlay is protected within, along with your canvas, chest layer and shoulder pads. 

A laborious but rewarding process

The lining is a protector of the internal pockets too. Should you ever be fortunate enough to own a half lined, or unlined jacket, you’ll start to appreciate the amount of work that goes into making your suit, as well as the amount of work required to finish a half or unlined jacket. 

For a start, if you choose to have an unlined or half lined jacket, all of the internal inlay has to be “finished”. This is done by using some of the lining material as a piping around the open edges of the cloth. Not only does this prevent the inlay from fraying, it also gives a beautiful finish to the inside of the suit. 

Although it can sometimes feel like a painstaking process, the result is always rewarding and worthwhile when you see the finished garment. This is why a half-lined jacket is charged at an additional £50 and an unlined jacket is an additional £99.

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