Why I Half Line-
What is the lining situation in your suit jacket or sport coat?
Lining can be applied in many different ways- full, half, quartered, none, french faced, yada yada yada...
I assume yours is fully lined? See below.
Most suits and sportcoats are fully lined. But why? I'm sure you haven't noticed or even thought about this correct? It not that's fine, there are many other factors in men's fashion that are important...you'll get there I promise!
Back to why- why? It's as simple as...it's easier.
Adding a full lining to a coat means less cutting and less threading of the needle to sew it in. Lining and threading is cheap, time is not- this equates to throwing a full lining in there and being done with it.
But, what are the perks of only doing a half lined or quarter lined jacket?
1. The lining just adds weight and takes a way breath-ability for the fabric. Not having the lining in some parts will keep you cooler.
2. This is actually the MAIN reason I almost exclusively produce nothing more than half lined jackets; As the jacket is being pieced together on all the seams, occasionally (not all the time) there will be some production quality flaws. If this jacket is going to be fully lined, then the person/company making the garment will use the lining as a cover up. That's right. The threading they screw up- isn't fixed- just masked with lining and sent on its way. By exposing the seams of the jacket, this ensures that all seams are meticulously sewn, proving that it has been done correctly.
Of course, like other identifiers, just because a jacket doesn't have full lining doesn't mean its great quality...maybe the thread they use is cheap, maybe the binding fabric to sew the panels together is cheap, maybe it is a fantastic sewing job but the fabric itself is from Hobby Lobby- who knows!! (At least until you feel it- or see its a polyester fabric)