Hi, I have already suffered the tearing of linings from inside of my leather jacket which I bought a year ago, it was a time when I wasn’t aware of its importance and I just looked at the design of a jacket online and bought it, meanwhile I expected that everything would be of good quality, but lately the inner side of the jacket near to armpit started shredding off and it looks really awful. The leather still looks fresh, I may say it will remain same for many more years ahead but I wonder if there would be any cheap way to replace the inner linings. I don’t know which kind of fabric is used in my jacket’s lining, though I’m not an expert in all these sewing things.
Why Linings are Important In leather Jackets
A jacket is rugged and rigid, yet feels so smooth while you are wearing. It is the magic of the inner linings which grant you feel cozy and comfy all day long in the freezing days of winter. These linings play a vital role in making of comfortable jackets, as these are the linings which come in a direct contact with your body – not a tough leather piece. So, when you buy a leather jacket it doesn’t come merely with a sewn piece of leather solely, but there are several other constituents which contribute equally in the manufacturing of jackets, but unfortunately, it is the most ignored factor while shopping. Apparently, customers are concerned more about the outer appearance and design of the jacket, whereas some out of many pay attention to the quality of leather, and most do not even care to check the quality of linings used inside of the jacket they are buying.
There are different types of linings you may find while buying a leather jacket which makes a direct impact on the real price of the jacket. Cheaper jackets are more likely being given a lower grade lining which may easily shred off after frequent wearing. So, if you find a dazzling piece of the leather jacket then do not hesitate to check inside and see what quality of lining has been used in it. If you are buying online then make sure to read the description carefully, it is more likely be mentioned there otherwise do ask the seller about it.
Some high-quality linings are supposed to be expensive but it worth paying for it. No one wants to repent after spending a huge amount of money on a brand-new leather jacket if it does not feel well from the inside. Pricier jackets are somewhat great when it comes to lining comfort because of the fact that this is the only thing which feels to you and you got to deserve feeling snug and comfy once you put it up, the rest of the appearance remain outside and you can’t get any benefit from its trendy and creative designs unless it feels good form inside.
The second factor is the lining’s adjustment, some poorly manufactured leather outfits are given linings but is not finely adjusted against the sharp corners undersides. Technically, linings aren’t stretchy (as opposed to leather; which can be stretch) and are too slippery to spread it down in a precise measurement, therefore it is hard to adjust it all under the edges of jackets with stitching that also displays its high-end quality. It should be fitted, yet given an ample room under the armpit area so that it could align itself while moving your arms and body.
In a general practice, expensive jackets are lined in a silk or similar material such as polyester. Polyester is a widely used material for both sleeves and body linings, it is non-sticky, slippery and smooth. It has all the capability to absorb the moister and grant you the deserving comfort. There are also fabrics like Cupro and cotton which are too popular and feel comfy and breathable to your body.
Body linings are always taken of higher quality, and to give it more luxurious touch, it is quilted with foam padding under the solid layer of leather. If you are planning to buy a new leather jacket, keep it in mind to find a jacket equipped with superior quality of inner linings.
Hello,You are right, the real comfort of a leather jacket lies in the lining, smoother the linings, the greater the comfort. I wonder if there would be jackets and coats without linings inside? Especially leather jackets are nearly impossible to don without proper foam padding and lining inside. I personally like padded linings, because it is not loosely sewn from just around the corners but it is rather given a quilted stitching all over it which helps it to stick in its position and thus your jackets glide through the body more smoothly and lightly.
This might be an unexpected experience one come across. If I’m not wrong, linings are the most ignorant part of jackets and coats. I used to work with designer where people would be so uncaring about the inner lining material, and we were supposed to be free for sewing any available linings but sure we knew about its importance and usually used satin linings.