J. Press currently carrying a darted, 2 button navy blazer with ticket pocket. For $525, and fully canvassed (I was told, didn't have time to do a full pinch test, but it sure draped like a canvassed coat) this represents a fantastic value (especially when compared to Brooks' offerings). I went and tried it, and believe it or not, the fit is fantastic (I am normally an impossible fit, 40" chest and 30" waist), with nice waist supression. I know that some consider ticket pockets trendy or a fad; however, I think they are a nice touch, especially on an otherwise boring piece such as a navy blazer. However, one element concerned me- the coat is center vented. This struck me as odd, since the ticket pocket is a British convention, while the center vent is an American one (as opposed to side vents, which are British). Does the center vent render this piece a strange sort of hybrid, or is this an acceptable combination?
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11/5/07 at 1:15am