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sleeve lining in leather jacket

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Lukasz69, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. Lukasz69

    Lukasz69 New in Town

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    OK, I'm totally convinced now:) I have just ordered some vintage raw denim purchased cheaply off a local auction site to use for the sleeve lining in lieu of cotton drill proper. It's probably unsanforised, so I'll give it a soak first. I hope it will do. It's not very heavy (more of a shirt fabric rather than trouser material), probably the sort of weight Aero uses for their jackets.
    Many thanks everyone!
     
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  2. Carlos840

    Carlos840 One Too Many

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    Raw denim in the sleeves! That sounds interesting.
    Let us know how it goes, would love to see some pics of the result.
     
  3. Jejupe

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    Yes, that's the spirit of trying out new things! However keep in mind that raw denim can leave stains, so I would avoid using it with light colored shirts.

    I learned this the really hard way about ten years ago. I used new unwashed raw denim jeans on a hot and sweaty day in my new car which had light beige leather seats. After that the drivers seat was colored permanently in ugly combination of indigo and beige.
     
  4. Lukasz69

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    Yes, I’ll make sure I wash it at least twice before having it sewn in and only wear dark clothes for the first few weeks. I know that raw denim as sleeve lining sounds overkill, but a piece sufficient for a pair of jeans and more than sufficient for all jacket lining (body + sleeves) cost me the equivalent of USD 10; I’d be hard put to find decent cotton drill for the same price. My only dilemma now is whether to combine it with the wool suiting for the body or go all denim.
    I’ll be sure to post pics when all is said and done.
     
  5. Carlos840

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    ooooh, fully denim lined leather jacket is going to be pretty unique!
    I kinda want to see this...
    Can't wait for an update, good luck whatever you decide.
     
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  6. Lukasz69

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    Thanks, will update in mid-August.
     
  7. dudewuttheheck

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    If you already got the denim, just go all out and do full denim lining. That would be so damn cool
     
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  8. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

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    Make sure to let us know how you got on :)
     
  9. Lukasz69

    Lukasz69 New in Town

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    Will do, will do:) Both fabrics (wool suiting from a friend and denim from an auction website) are being shipped to me as we speak. When they arrive, I'll inspect them both and wash the denim. On August 6th I am meeting the leather specialist. I will show her both fabrics. If she has no opinion, I'll probably go with the denim and have a pair of pants made from the wool fabric. I'll post pics here with whatever lining I eventually end up with.
     
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  10. Fanch

    Fanch I'll Lock Up

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    I may be less optimistic than others here regarding what you are planning to do. Just my gut feeling. :oops:
     
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  11. Lukasz69

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    The Schott cost me GBP 98 including shipping and that was 2 years ago. The denim lining was ten bucks, the wool one I got for free, while the leather specialist’s fee is the equivalent of GBP 30 / USD 40 (labour is still relatively cheap in this part of the world). I certainly would not experiment with a USD 1000 brand new Aero, but in this particular case, even if both the jacket and the linings were to end up in the bin, it would be a relatively small price to pay for a lesson, some fun and meeting a few e-pals :) Plus, with the Schott gone, once the Aero arrives I can begin to enjoy it immediately and without remorse;-)
     
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  12. Lukasz69

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    Hello again,
    As promised, here are the results of the lining replacement process.
    Eventually the wool suiting fabric was used for both the body lining and the sleeves. It seems durable and does not drag; putting on the jacket is no problem at all. Only time will tell how long the lining will last.
    The raw denim turned out to be too thick to be used as lining, so I had it put in the inside pockets, which I think is both cool and durable. The leather specialist raised the armhole slightly (just the way I wanted) and got rid of four useless internal pockets, at the same time retaining details like original label and three internal pockets (yes, there were seven altogether).
    I am a happy camper.
    Pics (the last one shows the original lining):
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  13. Jejupe

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    Nice!
     

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