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I can't imagine any scenario in which that would look good.

post #37097 of 37396
White trouser are more fit for summer, and the flannel jacket wont really work well in summer...
Best of luck
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Quick survey - what do you all think of ticket patch pockets?  It seems like it would be quite functional for me for my mobile phone and if at some point i decided i didn't like it, quite easily removed by a tailor? Example below.  Seems pretty non-offensive, I'd have to go wider than below for the phone.

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1. Unless you enjoy showing off a phone jutting out of your pocket, avoid

2. Unless you like the repeated mechanical action of having to reach above your hips to take out your phone like a gun holster, avoid. You will be doing this hundreds of times per day. If anything, the pocket should be at thigh level on your pants.

3. Put the phone in the breast pocket of your jacket. It will fit perfectly, and now you have an excuse for why you aren't wearing a pocket square when accosted by cane-toting igents in a dark alley.

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Originally Posted by OdusBK View Post

White trouser are more fit for summer, and the flannel jacket wont really work well in summer...
Best of luck

 

That would make cricket white flannels an unwearable item then wouldn't it? :dozingoff:

 

Flannels are definitely worn in spring and autumn too (and some summers depending onwhere). I didn't say woolen flannel, I didn't specify weight. They don't make 9oz flannel for no reason. I believe historically flannel was worn in summer.

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Thread Starter 
You can also have a cellphone pocket added to the inside of you jacket.
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

You can also have a cellphone pocket added to the inside of you jacket.

 

I believe those are just called pockets. Who'da thunk it!

post #37103 of 37396
Thread Starter 
They're added just at the bottom of your jacket, below the last button/buttonhole, and are shallow enough that your phone sticks out a bit.

Kent Wang does them.
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I believe historically flannel was worn in summer.

 

Yes, white flannel was common for upper class vacationers in the decades before and after the turn of the century.

post #37105 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

They're added just at the bottom of your jacket, below the last button/buttonhole, and are shallow enough that your phone sticks out a bit.

Kent Wang does them.

 

It seems to me that that would add an unwanted weight to one side of your body, esp. with no structural support at the hem. I assume (god forbid) that this is not an iphone 6 sized phone, in which case you are screwed.

 

I recommend hand-carrying. I've already recommended this before.

post #37106 of 37396
Thread Starter 
It doesn't seem to throw off the balance much, but maybe I don't notice. I keep keys and occasionally pens in my hip patch pockets all the time, so maybe I'm used to it. I even will fold a paper I'm reading in half in half, lengthwise, and slip that into a hip pocket if I have other crap to carry.

If you have pockets but don't use them, I don't know what to say. Don't get pockets next time?
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Iso - are you trying to go for a stroller look with the chalkstripe and white flannel trousers?

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

It doesn't seem to throw off the balance much, but maybe I don't notice. I keep keys and occasionally pens in my hip patch pockets all the time, so maybe I'm used to it. I even will fold a paper I'm reading in half in half, lengthwise, and slip that into a hip pocket if I have other crap to carry.

If you have pockets but don't use them, I don't know what to say. Don't get pockets next time?

 

I carry those things, too. I think that electronics are just  past the tipping point of weight, though. It's not about "ruining the lines" or some such thing. It's that things beyond N weight are better in the hand or bag because they pull around the body. One of the lessons that T-shirt and short wearers learned rather quickly in the evolution away from full plated armor and lances is that having things clanking around inside of your clothing is extremely uncomfortable. I wager that the average poster is probably wearing a jacket with a good amount of canvas, haircloth, and collar piece, too, so the weight on their person is already not negligible. Maybe you Americans are just more well-fed and stronger than me. I feel encumbered by stuff all the time.

 

As for your second point on the obsolence of pockets, I would love to reply in greater detail, as it is a fascinating subject, but I would rather save that commentary for my forthcoming book. I can't just give this shit out for free.

 

Edit: offhand, I think a newspaper weighs less than a smartphone or has less specific density (?). A small and dense object like a router or phone perforce sinks into the pocket, but the newspaper is not compact and distributes its weight across. Disclaimer: I failed math

post #37109 of 37396
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post
 

Iso - are you trying to go for a stroller look with the chalkstripe and white flannel trousers?

 

No, though I clearly have shown a tendency in liking high contrast trouser and jacket combos.

 

I like cream trousers with fairly bold jackets, and I particularly like navy (surprise), so I wanted a navy jacket that stands out a little, but not in a relax Italian way, but more celebratory.

 

I'm more inspired by striped blazer cloth than anything. In fact I found a fox bros blazer cloth that was a bold navy stripe designed expressly for a look like that. Probably not intended with peak lapel and single buttons, but I feel like it'd work with vibe I want, which is dress, but dandy and not sombre.

 

Anyway, if it doesn't work, it'll be absolutely reasonable as a suit, so it can't be that bad.

 

Anyway I plan on having it in a worsted flannel 10oz, with strong roped shoulders, single button, and 3.75-4 inch peak lapels. A bit hunstman/tommy nutter inspired, but I want the lapels to not have much belly in my case.

 

I think it'd be absolutely fine if it weren't striped, and I don't see why the stripes, seeing as it is bold, more akin to blazer stripes than muted suiting stripe, wouldn't work. I've seen it done in more fashiony looks, some women's suits, Chad Park from BnT had a linen version that looked good, and flannel has a similar vibe to linen, but for autumn/winter, so I feel pretty strongly about it.

 

re: pockets

 

I think a smaller iphone is fine for the pocket (I wouldn't a larger phone I guess), but my summer and unlined jackets don't have that pocket, so I use the inner breast pocket.

post #37110 of 37396
Flannel navy chalkstripe suit is awesome. Cream flannel trousers (as long as they are cream and not white) can be awesome. Flannel navy chalkstripe jacket paired with anything but matching trousers strikes me as an utter disaster.
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