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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

Related to above I'm getting a flannel navy bold chalk stripe single button blazer suit with peak lapels.

Wish me luck.

fwiw I plan to wear it with white trousers; I think jeans would be highly incongruent and one of those fashion things that most people just look trash in them including most fashion people or celebrities.

It just looks too much like you were wearing jeans and threw on the closest jacket, whereas an outfit that harmonises more indicates intent, which makes breaking of rules more feasible IMO.

 

If anyone can pull off that look it's you.  And I agree, blazers with denim jeans make people look like Jeremy Clarkson.

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Originally Posted by WillingToLearn View Post

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.

I get that in all my Steed jackets, but mine are hidden inside the rest of the patch pocket and made from the same fabric as the cotton pocket bag.

I find it makes things easier to grab. If you have your keys, money clip, card case, etc in your interior pockets, sticking a cell phone in there can be kind of bulky. Also somewhat hard to find as you have to dig around.

Keeping things in a small, hidden pocket bag inside a larger patch pocket makes things easier. Also feels more secure as you don't have this cell phone moving around in a larger patch pocket bag.

If you want, you can also get a button flap for the pocket, which I think helps keeps things a bit safer. Sometimes when I'm traveling abroad, I worry about pick-pocketers. Maybe more for a peace of mind than anything, but useful.
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Originally Posted by WillingToLearn View Post

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.

Another good reason to get that sort of pocket: if you use your hip pockets, and the jacket is made from a looser material (maybe something like a Shetland tweed), the pocket will sag over time. Probably will still do so with enough years, but the interior pocket keeps things away from the bottom and closer to the body, putting less stress on the actual patch pocket.
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Another good reason to get that sort of pocket: if you use your hip pockets, and the jacket is made from a looser material (maybe something like a Shetland tweed), the pocket will sag over time. Probably will still do so with enough years, but the interior pocket keeps things away from the bottom and closer to the body, putting less stress on the actual patch pocket.

This was definitely on my mind after a previous alterations tailor joking told me he'd only open up the pockets on a rtw jacket if I promised not to actually use them, and he was only half joking, concerned about sagging.
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You need a tailor to open up your pockets?

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I just realized that I have this inner pocket by default on all my coats, which all have jetted pockets. I never asked for it and in fact wanted it removed, but I was persuaded to just leave it. I occasionally put a key or coin in there or twiddle my fingers in it.

 

I decided to experiment just now with the pocket bag and see about this phone business. I used an iPhone SE, the smallest of the iPhones. I tried placing it in both the inner bag and the pocket itself. That is some major sag in both cases, and I did not see any appreciable tethering effect from the pocket bag. It would have to be a super tight bag cut really high up and vertical to actually constrain the phone in a holster like effect. It seems this would only work if you are getting the bag custom cut to the size of your phone, at which point it's probably time to get your head checked.

 

After all, this is clearly a more intuitive solution.

 

I can neither confirm or deny whether I am the inventor of this device. A sportcoat does make an appearance, however.

post #37117 of 37396
So much value from your comments...

When I drop off a jacket for adjustments, I am more than comfortable asking him to open up the pockets while he is working on it. I am also capable of checking the oil in my car, but also happy to let the gas station attendant (NJ) check it.
post #37118 of 37396
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You need a tailor to open up your pockets?

 

You open your own pockets? I'll bet you'll say next that you iron your own shirts! And that you even cook your own toast and file your own taxes? Egad! Pass the smelling salts.

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Another benefit to having a small button put on the inner pocket: if you put your hand in your pockets regularly, you won't catch your thumb on the inner pocket. I have a few jackets with those pockets and I have this issue, especially on one with wine glass/tulip shaped pockets (which I regret)
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post
 

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 Maybe you Americans are just more well-fed and stronger than me.

 

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 Disclaimer: I failed math

 

Only Americans say "math".

post #37121 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post
 

 

Only Americans say "math".

 

Classic dualism, I see. It should not surprise you to know that American English is in the ascendancy as a second language around the world, now that British rule has somewhat receded.

 

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 Location: Melbourne - Sydney - Shanghai

 

Ah, that explains it -- Commonwealth bias.

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Not really. Everyone else I've met that speaks English that isn't American calls it 'Maths'.
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

Not really. Everyone else I've met that speaks English that isn't American calls it 'Maths'.

 

You live in Australia.

 

I've met Serbians that call it math, ffs.

 

Btw: the reason is the rise of the Internet meeting the fall of the Commonwealth. British English just has very little presence on the Internet-at-large. American entertainment remains ubiquitous, people listen to American rap, not BBC potboilers. I can't speak for the antipodes but most of the young people I meet in Europe now have learned how to speak English online, and unless they have a British nanny they don't have that inflection.

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And I've met people from many countries that call it Maths. So what?
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And I've met people from many countries that call it Maths. So what?

 

My point was that you were extrapolating from a sample size of one: you. This is the "my uncle Joe smoked 8 packs a day and never got cancer" fallacy! So what? indeed.

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