What is fully can­vassed?

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A jacket should con­form to the wearer's body. There­fore, a so-called in­ter­lin­ing is at­tached to the fac­ing of the jacket shoul­ders and the chest piece. The most com­mon tech­nique in mod­ern ready­made cloth­ing is to at­tach the in­ter­lin­ing with var­i­ous types of ad­he­sive. In clas­sic tra­di­tional tai­lor­ing the in­ter­lin­ing is basted (lightly sewn) by hand and later pressed to the cus­tomer's unique body shape. The tech­nique of sewing the in­ter­lin­ing is of­ten called “fully can­vassed” and is fol­lowed to­day by many ex­clu­sive suit man­u­fac­tur­ers.

Foot­note: Gieve & Co. later merged with mil­i­tary tailors Hawkes and be­came Gieves & Hawkes re­sid­ing at No. 1 Sav­ile Row. They still have gen­uine Reefer Jack­ets in their range. Ital­ian Belvest wash all their in­ter­lin­ings be­fore sewing them. This pre­vents the jacket from loos­ing its shape.

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