Originally Posted by Jovan
Random question: Am I the only one who uses a ticket pocket for its intended purpose? I had my ticket for a dance actually ready, sitting in that very pocket when I was dressed in my suit.
I'd really like to know more about which things should be kept where. I don't want to load up my jacket, but as a bare minimum I keep my keys and wallet in there, usually in my main breast pockets with the button flaps. It would be kind of nice if there was a specific key pocket with a loop to attached it to and then a pocket for it to stay in rather than dangle about when walking. Sigh, I'm getting ahead of myself. But yeah, would be nice to see more views about this.
You are quite right - it is very important to get the pockets to suit your particular needs. What I have done is:Breast pockets
large enough for an A5 sheet of paper - programmes and the like that you get at functions so that it does not have to go in an outer pocket.Right in breast
- wallet if wanted (usually use right back pocket as I tend to take my jacket off.Left pen
- pen!Right pen
: made large enough for an airline ticket/pass when I need it.
Left upper ticket
- tickets and any coins I get,Left lower ticket
business cardsRight upper ticket -
cell phone - has got a flap/button,Right lower ticket
Although that seems a lot (8) it means no unsightly bulges you get when people stuff all sorts into one pocket and the weight is actually very low so it does not drag the garment down. In fact they are rarely all in use at one time.
Size is important and I give the tailor precise instructions on size and position. I find this works extremely well for me - others may want fewer but that is what bespoke culture is about - getting the jacket to suit your
I prefer to keep my keys either in the waist band pocket of my trousers - house and the inner side pocket of the jacket (car) - but that is my preference and it would certainly work t adapt an inner pocket for your preference.
It would certainly be interesting to hear of other views.