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So, today I discovered a new menswear shop here in Jakarta that finally sells some interesting brands instead of bling bling designer wear: Carmina, Drake's, LBM, Ring Jacket, Pantherella.
What's more, it's less than a 10 min. walk from our home. My wife is gonna hate me... uhoh.gif

Drake's, LBM, Ring Jacket...it's almost like NMWA.
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Drake's, LBM, Ring Jacket...it's almost like NMWA The Armoury.

 

FIFY

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Drake's, LBM, Ring Jacket...it's almost like NMWA The Armoury.

 

FIFY

 

But even more expensive than The Armoury, thanks to the ridiculous 'luxury tax' for imported brands in Indonesia. :(

post #30154 of 37392
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But even more expensive than The Armoury, thanks to the ridiculous 'luxury tax' for imported brands in Indonesia. :(


Same thing could be said for imported shoes and clothings in Japan and it didnt stop them from buying!

post #30155 of 37392
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To SF regulars, it may be 50-50 in fav of and against ticket pockets. To a random person walking down the street, I think he/she will think "what the heck is that?"

The reason why I am talking about ticket pockets in the first place is that the Washington has all the features that I am looking for except one: ticket pockets.

I'm not so sure about that, at least not here in Europe, where ticket pockets are quite usual. Also, I don't think random people walking down the streets look at what people are wearing, unless they A) wear something that looks nice or B) wear something outlandish (which, honestly, ticket pockets don't qualify as).
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Same thing could be said for imported shoes and clothings in Japan and it didnt stop them from buying!

except japanese brands in japan are relatively cheap. EU/US brands though.... like 50% up.

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I'm not so sure about that, at least not here in Europe, where ticket pockets are quite usual. Also, I don't think random people walking down the streets look at what people are wearing, unless they A) wear something that looks nice or B) wear something outlandish (which, honestly, ticket pockets don't qualify as).

I wouldn't say they are that unusual.

 

Ticket pocket is the only outside pocket (apart from breast for a pocket sq) I use on my suit jackets

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I'm not so sure about that, at least not here in Europe, where ticket pockets are quite usual. Also, I don't think random people walking down the streets look at what people are wearing, unless they A) wear something that looks nice or B) wear something outlandish (which, honestly, ticket pockets don't qualify as).

I agree. Here even OTR cheap single coats have ticket pockets sometimes. It is a very common thing.

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To SF regulars, it may be 50-50 in fav of and against ticket pockets. To a random person walking down the street, I think he/she will think "what the heck is that?"

The reason why I am talking about ticket pockets in the first place is that the Washington has all the features that I am looking for except one: ticket pockets.


I like them on odd jackets (if I'm not doing patch pockets) but do not like them on suits; I think of ticket pockets as being a "casual-izing" element. I am considering having some more causal suits made up in the near future, so that may lead to me trying out ticket pockets on those particular suits.

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I like them on odd jackets (if I'm not doing patch pockets) but do not like them on suits; I think of ticket pockets as being a "casual-izing" element. I am considering having some more causal suits made up in the near future, so that may lead to me trying out ticket pockets on those particular suits.


Taking this on a bit, pocket flaps- in or out? I have mine out

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Taking this on a bit, pocket flaps- in or out? I have mine out


Flaps always out except for one jacket where the flaps are about 1/4 inch too big (to my eye) and bother me. The tailor who made the jacket is in London and I'm in Cape Town at the moment, so tucking seems a more reasonable approach to dealing with my hang-ups.

I believe @Claghorn tucks all flaps, all the time?

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Originally Posted by Cao Cao View Post

To SF regulars, it may be 50-50 in fav of and against ticket pockets. To a random person walking down the street, I think he/she will think "what the heck is that?"

The reason why I am talking about ticket pockets in the first place is that the Washington has all the features that I am looking for except one: ticket pockets.

I'm not so sure about that, at least not here in Europe, where ticket pockets are quite usual. Also, I don't think random people walking down the streets look at what people are wearing, unless they A) wear something that looks nice or B) wear something outlandish (which, honestly, ticket pockets don't qualify as).

 

This comports with my experience:  they’re more common in Europe than the US (east coast, at least).

 

The older I get the more I appreciate variety in my wardrobe (there is a whole world beyond the two button notch lapel navy jacket …), and while most of my suit jackets don’t have them, some do.  It’s just not a bit deal for me.

 

To say that is not to say that their presence or absence is without effect, however.  Insofar as it’s an additional bit of decoration, and insofar that other factors being equal the more decoration the less formal, its presence moves the fit one notch further away from the formal side of the spectrum.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

 

P.S.:  Regarding the "random person walking down the street," the vast majority of people I see don't even bother to dimple their ties, so I don't worry much about what, if anything, such folk make of ticket pockets.   I've got other things to worry about.     :)

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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

So, today I discovered a new menswear shop here in Jakarta that finally sells some interesting brands instead of bling bling designer wear: Carmina, Drake's, LBM, Ring Jacket, Pantherella.
What's more, it's less than a 10 min. walk from our home. My wife is gonna hate me... uhoh.gif

What is considered a 'bling-bling designer wear' brand?
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Thanks all, including @EFV and @Academic2 for your responses. I see them on Tom Ford suits as well. But my friends have found ticket pockets as quite...weird. It is quite uncommon on the east coast.

Speaking of "random people," I just had one lady come up to me and said, "you're that guy who wore a white linen pocket square last week. You stood out because most men around here rarely wear pocket squares." I said to myself, "creepy~~~" while smiling at her.
post #30165 of 37392
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Originally Posted by Cao Cao View Post

Thanks all, including @EFV and @Academic2 for your responses. I see them on Tom Ford suits as well. But my friends have found ticket pockets as quite...weird. It is quite uncommon on the east coast.

Speaking of "random people," I just had one lady come up to me and said, "you're that guy who wore a white linen pocket square last week. You stood out because most men around here rarely wear pocket squares." I said to myself, "creepy~~~" while smiling at her.

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