Man, I bet you didn’t think that you were opening Pandora’s box when you asked this question... I would avoid the football buttons that Aero offers at all costs. I had them on the Teamster I ordered and I found them to be clunky and hard to use. When not buttoned they tended to flop around like some sort of chintzy bauble. As far as lining I think that cotton drill is probably your best option for a durable no fuss liner. One last bit of advice that I would urge you to consider is how do you want this jacket to fit. If you go with a coat like the Maxwell I think you should particularly pay attention to back length. I have seen some members here who have gone a little shorter with this style and it looks really good to me. When I ordered my Teamster I asked for a 30” back length and I wish I had gone for 28” instead.