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opinions on hacking pockets?

post #1 of 49
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I recently looked at a Paul Stuart suit that had hacking pockets (ticket pocket, hacking style, too). I like them because they are different but I am one who buys things to last. Do you this style will look odd in 10 years or is it more of a classic British style?
Thanks
post #2 of 49
It is a classic British style.

It is now fashionable more widely.

As a Brit, all of the SB coats I have had made since 1987 have had hacking pockets. As have the vast majority of my RTW SB coats.

I do not think it will go out of style any time soon.
post #3 of 49
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Originally Posted by Geezer View Post

It is a classic British style.
It is now fashionable more widely.
As a Brit, all of the SB coats I have had made since 1987 have had hacking pockets. As have the vast majority of my RTW SB coats.
I do not think it will go out of style any time soon.

+1.
post #4 of 49
I think owning one in a classic tweed or corduroy sport jacket is a nice addition to a wardrobe. But in the US, I would avoid getting a business suit with them. It is quite a different story if you are in the UK.
post #5 of 49
i wouldnt if it were my only sportcoat. But its a nice option to change things up.
post #6 of 49
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Edited by Kaplan - 2/1/12 at 6:45am
post #7 of 49
I like the style, but abhor ticket pockets
post #8 of 49
Personally I love ticket pockets (although they are much better for taller gents than shorter ones, for whom a longer expanse of uninterrupted fabric is more flattering) - but hacking pockets can be dangerous. They can accentuate the belly IMHO
post #9 of 49
I just bought my first suit with a hacking pocket (grey BB Madison model). I was a little nervous about it at first (conservative workplace) but have found it isn't noticeable to most people and those that do think it's fine work-wise. That said, I'd probably not wear that suit to court. But I like it very much; it makes the suit just slightly more novel.
post #10 of 49
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Personally I love ticket pockets (although they are much better for taller gents than shorter ones, for whom a longer expanse of uninterrupted fabric is more flattering) - but hacking pockets can be dangerous. They can accentuate the belly IMHO

I would have thought that if you're on the shorter side (like me) that regular pockets are horizontal lines which break up the body visually whereas hacked add closer to a vertical line and so would be better.. ???
post #11 of 49
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post

I would have thought that if you're on the shorter side (like me) that regular pockets are horizontal lines which break up the body visually whereas hacked add closer to a vertical line and so would be better.. ???

My argument was for ticket vs. no ticket, not hacking vs. straight
post #12 of 49
yeah, obviously i'm just an idiot and wasn't reading properly... (1am here). Duh.

carry on....shog[1].gif
post #13 of 49

love them.

post #14 of 49
I also love them, they add something to a jacket ....
post #15 of 49
I do NOT like slanted "hacking" pockets, and would never buy a jacket with them - the square pockets look much better to me. However, I do like a jacket to have a ticket pocket.
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