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post #16 of 24
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All: What's the rule/opinion on dress shirts having a breast pocket?  Should a shirt worn with a suit have a breast pocket?  Or does the pocket signify a more casual look? Thanks.
I just ordered MTM french cuff shirt from local tailor. I did not put pocket. I am intending to wear the shirt for work or when i go out.. I think pocket makes look too business looking like.
post #17 of 24
MilanoStyle, What local tailor did you use in Toronto?
post #18 of 24
My Firend Todd Killian is a clothing designer. Most of his clothing is sold in japan. He designed a whole line of shirts with weird pockets. one was about the third of the normal size. Another was sewn on the same size but had lots of extra fabric so it was puffy. Another was sewn on at a 45 degree angle. I want to make a shirt and just monogram the word pocket on the pocket. I have pockets on sportier looks. No pockets on dressier or French cuff shirts. Carl www.cego.com
post #19 of 24
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I do have a very cool military/safari/cargo style shirt from Allen B with dual buttoned chest pockets, plus a small pocket on the upper sleeve, that I love.
I really like cargo/military/work shirts, but for some reason, just have an aversion to Allen B. stuff.  For me, it is in the same category as Energie and GStar.  Although there are selected pieces I like, I hate the lines so much that I could never wear anything by them and not feel dirty.
The thing about this shirt, is that it doesn't look as if it's trying too hard, as do most of his pieces. This shirt has another unique feature - the seams are unfinished, so it almost looks as if the seams have been turned inside out, and sewn straight rather than folded over and sewn. This leaves a bit of light 'fraying' on the edge of the seams, which looks cool. Also, there are full-length darts running down the front and back of the shirt, sewn in the style as stated above, which give it a slim fit.
post #20 of 24
Rather than start a new thread, I found this one and want to ask whether it's wrong or not to wear a dress shirt with a chest pocket, when you're not wearing a jacket?

I work in a hospital, and there is no point wearing a suit jacket since I'm not a MD, and don't want to appear to be "trying to hard" or overdressed.

Be that as it may, I like to wear nice fitting dress shirts, and I usually end up wearing dress shirts that have chest pockets. It makes it easy to clip my access badge and store a few pens. ( I have to carry two, one red for noting orders, and one black for documenting, as well, I have my stethoscope draped over my shoulders).I like the utility a chest pocket provides but sometimes I feel like I'm killing an otherwise good look.

I've only worn a tie to work two times in the last couple months, so I'm usually not even buttoning the top button.
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post #22 of 24
Most dress shirts have pockets, there is nothing that says one with a pocket it either more or less casual it just is. it all comes down to a matter of prefference, but you aren't going to find many that don't. Unless you have them custom made of course.
post #23 of 24
I have an almost irrational dislike of shirt pockets. Whenever I buy an RTW shirt that is perfect in everyway except for the existence of a pocket, I have the pocket removed. Even on casual shirts.
post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by blackbowtie View Post
I have an almost irrational dislike of shirt pockets. Whenever I buy an RTW shirt that is perfect in everyway except for the existence of a pocket, I have the pocket removed. Even on casual shirts.

I even have the shirt pocket on my pyjamas removed.
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