Originally Posted by voxsartoria
RTW patch pocket suits?
Who supplies these to old white guys? - B
Bah, don't pick apart my hastily written post dashed out on a tiny screen in a parking lot. You're mythologizing a stylistic choice based on the fact it's rarely seen in RTW. My point, on the other hand, is that the question of taste is independent of how a garment is obtained. Sure, bespoke tests those tastes, but how is that news? Or even specific to patch pockets? As we've seen in WAYW, the RTW industry is happy to provide an endless parade of unconventional curiosities. Further, I think you're treating a subjective opinion in a black-and-white fashion. I don't like traditional American RTW patch pockets, for the most part, but that doesn't make all those old white dudes wrong. It was your punchline that really prompted my response, as I'm sure you realize. But if your point is that most guys lack the taste to be adventurous in bespoke, and that there are even fewer who have both the necessary taste and access to a capable tailor, then yeah, I guess I'd agree with you. But I still don't think there's much there exclusive to bespoke, much less to patch pockets. Taste is taste. And it's when clothing gets wrapped up in "Tis not for mere mortals" stuff that, IMO, things really start to go off the rails.