Chens On HuffPo: Of X-Rays And Jacket Linings

Unless you wear high-end or vintage clothes, you might feel a bit insulted looking under the lining of your suit jackets and sportcoats. While jacket in the past typically featured half or quarter linings requiring inner seams to be finished cleanly, sometimes even decoratively, many mid-tier jackets today use a full lining to hide shoddy workmanship. I began musing about what’s inside jackets when I saw this x-ray photograph by artist Nick Veasey. You’ll find my thoughts, as well as those of Zach DeLuca and Crittenden Rawlings, formerly of Norman Hilton and Ralph Lauren, in this Huffington Post column. — CC

6 Comments on "Chens On HuffPo: Of X-Rays And Jacket Linings"

  1. Ah ha! Finally the visual on an empty suit!! I have worked with and for a few in my day! 🙂

  2. M Arthur – Well played, sir!

  3. Christian,

    Given that most of us are unlikely to really research the quality of craftsmanship you describe in the (excellent) HuffPo column, might I suggest a post on Ivy Style with your list of manufacturers who design and manufacture their clothing here in the US, along with any opinions on their overall attention to important details? It would make an excellent cheat sheet and I would bet that most of your readers will be heavily biased to patronize labels made in the USA.

    Thanks for considering.

  4. Chelsea Drug Store | October 5, 2012 at 10:23 am |

    @ Jason

    That’s a tiptop suggestion. I for one would welcome an ‘approved ‘ list. It would certainly cut out the guesswork!

  5. Bricktop Polford | October 5, 2012 at 11:33 am |

    All that picture needs is a balloon saying “Where’s my teleprompter?”.

  6. That’s going to leave a mark.

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