MC General Chat - Page 99
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Put This On posted this nice video accompanying the exhibition at FIT. Worth watching. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show) ]
On cord pockets, I'd go w/ unflapped because of the bulk issue. But I don't have very broad shoulders.
D, go with plain patch pockets.
Your tailor is right, patches with flaps add an unflattering visual width to your girth and they serve no real purpose. Plain patches will offer a more relaxed, casual look fitting a corduroy suit. When I see patches with flaps it says "70's" (not exactly the golden age of classic menswear). Flaps alone on corduroy seem to easily crease and pucker. I've had corduroy suits with all the flaps and I recommend plain patches.
Thanks, PSG and Emptym.
Argh, now reconsidering again. I felt so secure earlier!
I admit, there's a part of me that wants this corduroy jacket to look a bit frumpy and unflattering. Something "academic" looking, if that makes sense. But I also have very narrow shoulders, and am afraid there's a fine line between looking frumpy and academic, and just looking bad.
I thought about asking them to put flaps in, and then seeing if I can just have them taken out if I don't like them, but I don't know if that'll show up in cotton.
More than that, open patch should have some shape whereas flapped patch should be fairly straight.
I think if you get flapped patch and then decide to de-flap you'll be left with pretty lame looking pockets.
Though I guess you could just save some material and get totally new pockets. Given the nap on corduroy I don't think that alterations will really show.
I like a wider lapel on my jackets but don't often like how wide flaps need to be to compliment them. By going patch, the pocket is always sized in proportion to my body, so it never looks off no matter how wide the lapel. And I rarely wear full suits. That's my justification.
That makes a lot of sense.
But I do like flapped patch pockets. For whatever reason, I can't get down with flapped patches and side vents.
I also like hacking pockets, but, uh, whatever. I may mature on this -- I feel like I'll end up with them on one thing, and then not want them on much else.
Given this, would it be possible to have flapped patches basted on for a fitting? This way you don't have to worry as much about the remnants if you have them replaced and can get a feel for the jacket's silhouette with the flaps as it is in process.
Prob, but I can't imagine coming to a decision that quick. I feel like it would take me a lot of wearing to really decide whether I like flapped patch or just patch.
I can see that. I was about to point out that I've never had anything fall out of patch pockets until I realized that I never put anything in my pockets (in fact, a picture of mine was almost featured on your blog discussing just this....but I was too late getting back to unbel ). Still, it seems that function generally has very little to do with our pocket decisions.
After four years or so of regular wear, one of my Loro Piana Roadster pullovers has begun to give at the elbows. (I'll pause for people to get over the initial "wearing knitwear with zippers is heresy" response.) My normal reaction to a hole or snag would be to see a re-weaver. However, since this is due to wear at the elbow and is considerably larger than a moth hole, I wasn't sure what the options were--there is considerable thinning in a patch about the size of a silver dollar. I have put suede patches on the elbows of sport coats in the past, but that seems really stupid and awkward on a two-ply cashmere sweater.
So, any experience or advice in this arena...?