REAL MEN REAL STYLE
You see – most men don't even realize they have an option. But you do – especially when buying custom or at a higher end menswear store. This leads to the question – which type of jacket is better – Lined or Unlined?
The “lining” of the jacket should not be confused with the “canvas.” The canvas is a layer of material attached to the inside of a jacket to give it shape, while the lining is a thinner layer of cloth that lies between the wearer's body and the canvas and jacket interior.
- A lined jacket has more weight to it. The extra layer of cloth helps tug the garment firmly down on your shoulders, making it fall smoothly from top to bottom. - Lined jackets are usually less expensive than unlined because they require less interior finishing.
Some jackets are unlined. In this case, the inside will be finished in the same material as the outside. Since a lining hides some seams, an unlined jacket typically requires more professional finishing, which increases the cost.
- Unlined jackets are simply lighter and more breathable. Quarter-lining can be a good compromise for men who want a bit of added durability and the option of interior pockets. - Unlined jackets have a softer and more natural shape that many men prefer for their casual styles.