After shabbat services, during the kiddush last Friday night, I was approached by one of my younger congregants who has historically demonstrated more than the average fashion sense for the Upper West Side of Manhattan. I was wearing a blue and black tweed sport coat with a very subtle tan windowpane, double vented, that I had made up for me when I lived in LA. She pointed at the second pocket on the lower right hand side of my coat and said, What's the second pocket for? I said, It's called a "ticket pocket" and demonstrated that it was functional and not merely decorative. She asked why it was there and I said that since tweeds were a country styling, and not traditionally worn in the city, one had to have a pocket for one's train ticket. Hence the long(er) and narrow(er) pocket for same. Was I right, or just being horribly pretentious?
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12/8/04 at 4:50pm