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Ticket pocket on my Chan suit, or no?

post #1 of 40
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I am ordering a second suit from Chan right now. I didn't have access to the swatch book -- I just had them send me some -- so I'm going with a nice mid-grey Loro Piana Super 120s. I needed the grey, so I'm not terribly disappointed with no going with something more interesting. Anyways, I am going with a side vent jacket with 3 buttons with lapel rolled to the middle button. Would adding a ticket pocket also spice up the suit (in other words, to offset the standard nature of the fabric I went with)? I'm a bit torn. I'm also torn over whether to go with reverse pleats or forward pleats. Your opinions?
post #2 of 40
yes, ticket pocket. i'm getting basically same suit as you, same color, additing a lapel vest.
post #3 of 40
Flannel or worsted? What's the suit for? Straight or hacking pockets?
post #4 of 40
I'm not an expert on suits, but if you feel comfortable wearing it to the office (assuming that's the primary use of your suit), I say a ticket pocket does add some sophistication ....
post #5 of 40
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It's a worsted wool.  It's really a beautiful fabric.  Really beautiful.  I'm going with straight flapped pockets -- I don't really like hacking pockets. Oh, and the suit will be primarily for business (with parties, etc. a distant second). If it wasn't primarily for business, I'd absolutely go with the ticket pocket. My sense is that it is a bit more flashy in a business setting, but this is countered by the conservative fabric.
post #6 of 40
Personally, I only like the look of ticket pockets when they are hacking pockets. That's just my own taste, though. But if it's meant to be a versatile business suit, it would probably be better off without either anyway. IMO.
post #7 of 40
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It's a worsted wool.  It's really a beautiful fabric.  Really beautiful.  I'm going with straight flapped pockets -- I don't really like hacking pockets. Oh, and the suit will be primarily for business (with parties, etc. a distant second).  If it wasn't primarily for business, I'd absolutely go with the ticket pocket.  My sense is that it is a bit more flashy in a business setting, but this is countered by the conservative fabric.
Did you consider flapless besom pockets? I like the look of a flapless ticket pocket on a business suit. In either case, I'm a fan of the ticket pocket, I say go for it.
post #8 of 40
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(johnnynorman3 @ 25 Oct. 2004, 9:40) It's a worsted wool.  It's really a beautiful fabric.  Really beautiful.  I'm going with straight flapped pockets -- I don't really like hacking pockets. Oh, and the suit will be primarily for business (with parties, etc. a distant second).  If it wasn't primarily for business, I'd absolutely go with the ticket pocket.  My sense is that it is a bit more flashy in a business setting, but this is countered by the conservative fabric.
Did you consider flapless besom pockets?  I like the look of a flapless ticket pocket on a business suit.  In either case, I'm a fan of the ticket pocket, I say go for it.
I saw that on a Burberry suit this weekend. Two flap bockets with flapless ticket pocket. I thought it looked silly...
post #9 of 40
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Personally, I only like the look of ticket pockets when they are hacking pockets. That's just my own taste, though. But if it's meant to be a versatile business suit, it would probably be better off without either anyway. IMO.
I'm in agreement. I do fancy ticket pockets but only when the pockets are hacking flap pockets. In the case of hacking pockets, it completes the look; however, with straight pockets it may look a bit too affected.
post #10 of 40
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See, I disagree. Check out this suit from Polo. I think that without the ticket pocket it looks old. With the ticket pocket it looks elegant, IMO. I have basically decided that a flapped ticket pocket will render my suit "un-drab." Polo suit
post #11 of 40
Ticket Pocket is best for informal / sport suits and jackets. The more you go toward formal, the less ticket pocket is suited. So if the suit is for business formal occasions, I think ticket pocket is not right. Anyway there's no rule but taste, and if you think is good, go for it. But there's no argument in T.P. being "trendy" or OLD / NEW.
post #12 of 40
Also: I love reverse pleats in trousers. I saw the Polo suit picture: Ticket Pocket looks odd on it. IMO.
post #13 of 40
That Polo suit looks kind of baggy, sort of stuffy-baggy magna cum laude rowdy howdy can't find the descriptors. It looks like a story in search of a plot, a body in a box. That guy needs a slimmer cut suit, no?
post #14 of 40
I love ticket pockets, and think they're fine even with business suits. But that's me; YMMV. I think the idea of a flapless ticket pocket, however, is too bizarre for words.
post #15 of 40
If the rest of your suits do not have a ticket pocket, I say go for it.  Variety spices up a wardrobe.  Why not go all the way with the British look and get a high-stance, two-button suit?
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