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Canaletto 1697 - 1768, The River Thames with St. Paul's Cathedral on Lord Mayor's Day, c.1747-8
This lining is based on a stunning work from Canaletto of the River Thames on Lord Mayor’s Day. St Paul’s looms over the scene and becomes a focal point for the viewer and so we’ve chosen to make this the centrepiece of our crop, a stunning building produced in exquisite detail and an iconic landmark on the London skyline.
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Giovanni Antonio Canal (18th October 1697 – 19th April 1768), known as Canaletto, was an Italian painter best known for his city views of Venice. He also painted imaginary views (referred to as capricci), although the demarcation in his works between the real and the imaginary is never quite clearcut. He was also a printmaker well known for using the etching technique. He worked in England during the period from 1746 to 1756 where he created numerous sights of London including this particular painting. He was highly successful in England, mainly thanks to the British merchant and connoisseur Joseph Smith, whose large collection of Canaletto's works was sold to King George III in 1762.
First, the practical benefits. It is a widely held misconception that this thin layer of material is only used for aesthetic purposes. However, a tailor will look at a jacket lining as a fabric utilised to support the garment. You might notice that the very best looking suit jackets have a certain gravitas, weight and shape that anchors the entire look of a suit. You can attribute much of this ‘feel’ to a good jacket lining, which fortifies the structure and adds weight and heft. It may seem counter-intuitive, but the addition of the extra weight allows the garment to better sit along the contours of the body.Half vs. Fully Lined. This is not as simple as a half-lined jacket is a cost saver, it can also be a practical consideration, with half-lined generally being preferred in the warm summer months, and fully-lined for cooler winter temperatures. It is also worth noting that a lined jacket is much harder to crease.
Now to the aesthetic. The jacket lining deftly hides the interlinings, stitching and raw edges. A properly constructed jacket to sit perfectly on the body is quite a complex construction and a lining allows the remaining evidence of that complexity to be neatly hidden. Finally, to the design itself. A flat colour will complete the jacket, but a bespoke lining will make the jacket truly one of kind. Something that only increases the emotional connection the wearer has towards the garment.
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Macclesfield was once the centre of the English silk weaving industry and the world's biggest producer of finished silk. The area has been printing silk for over 300 years and at one point had over seventy mills operating in the town. The town is close to a water supply that passes through limestone, and when used in washing and dyeing it gives silk a uniquely attractive lustre.
Our silk linings are printed at a mill that has been producing printed fabric on the same site for the past fifty years and the process uses water sourced from its own reservoir.
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