Originally Posted by dieworkwear
The actual opening seems small though. Is it?
I haven't compared, but keep in mind the scale of everything is different than on a suit or odd jacket. The actual pocket opening may be the same as on a normal patch pocket.
Originally Posted by dopey
It is certainly weird. As far as I can tell, it is simply a standard welted flap pocket assembly built on a patch shaped piece of cloth with the whole thing then sewn on to the overcoat. While it looks different, it doesn't look particularly bad. The only thing I don't like is the asymmetrical shaping, which seems gratuitous. It is certainly well executed.
You describe it exactly right. How does that differ from normal envelope pocket construction?
I have to admit, I am glad they did the rounded, asymmetric shape. It is more in keeping with the character of the coat and the tailoring. I think it would have killed a little bit of the tailor's soul to use straight edges.
Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley
Foo: how heavy is the cashmere fabric used for the lining?
No idea. And I am guessing it is cashmere. Feels like it.
Originally Posted by unbelragazzo
For reference, here is a similar pocket on an Isaia overcoat at Pitti:
Okay, this is either a good example of how bespoke can be so much better than copycat ready-to-wear or how awfully tacky Isaia is. But beyond that, it does appear that the shape of the envelope is the proper "English" way, with all straight lines and right angles. The pick-stitching is fucking obnoxious.