Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
I have been wondering something and noticing something I wanted to discuss. Has anybody realized that on some jackets the front pockets will be almost parallel to the ground and on some others maybe slightly angled to follow the natural contours of the hip in a very, very slight \ / obviously not as extreme. I am not talking about hacking pockets, but just not completely parallel. Is this a product of RTW, or can it be stylistic depending on how the hem of the jacket around the skirt looks, fronts are cut, etc. There are probably pics I could find to help show the subtle variations, but I'm lazy.
In the photos you posted, it has to do with front balance. If the front balance is "correct," the pocket lines will be parallel to the ground. If the front balance is long, as is often done on purpose in Italian tailoring, the pocket lines will slant downward toward each other.