Originally Posted by Film Noir Buff
Unique details on jackets are from a time when more men wore jackets and wanted to distinguish themselves. You would think in an iGent world where most men wear addida track suit and wouldnt notice these details anyway, it wouldn't be necessary to be so quirky. But I suppose consistency isnt an iGent preoccupation. ANd so, even if theyve got the only tweed suit in the county, they feel the need to heap on every extra to get their money's worth and make sure everyone visually ostracizes them, making them a martyr to tradition and style.
There are a few exceptions for patch pockets. It also depends on how nicely they are designed and set. My tailor makes them almost invisible other tailors make them obvious and thick.
Overcoats are completely different with regard to patch pockets, lapped seams and swelled edges.
Would turnback sleeve cuffs, deliberately made so the stripes don't line up, be an example of this phenomenon?