It’s all about the lining

Making a bespoke jacket is a journey and on the way there are lots of decisions to make. Some are made in the workroom while drafting the paper pattern, cutting the fabric and basting the jacket for the first fitting. Then there is the moment of the fitting. The customer puts on the jacket, checks himself out in the mirror and hopefully approves the general fit while minor alterations are done by me.

One important question is: what lining are we gonna use for the jacket? It’s an important question as it defines one crucial part of a full-bespoke mens jacket.

For this jacket I suggested to look into some silk prints from Swiss Haute-Couture fabric house Jakob Schläpfer. Their prints are modern, bold and actually quite spectacular.

So yes – this jacket is all about the lining.


The jacket was cut and basted for the first fitting according to the my sketch I made for the client. Once the jacket was ready for the first fitting and put on the mannequin I started to do some styling research for the lapel and the sleeve opening as I thought it might be fun to go off the classic-jacket-style track and decided to suggest to make a shawl collar and turn-up cuffs instead.


Fabric 95% Wool 5% Cashmere Art. 14009 from Loro Piana
Lining 100% silk, Art. satin 165 print 202041 856 multicolor from Jakob Schläpfer
Price 24.000 DKK