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Doing away with pockets?

post #1 of 9
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Hi, Do you think it is a good or bad idea to do away with all the external pockets of a suit jacket. Ok, perhaps the chest pocket should stay -- where else can you put a pocket square -- but what about removing just the lower two side pockets? WJTW
post #2 of 9
Err... no. IMO, the jacket will look naked without the pockets. However, unless you are talking about shirt/jacket, which has a shirt collar instead of a lapel, then it's ok. And in that case, I'd prefer either no chest pocket or patch chest pocket.
post #3 of 9
Bad.
post #4 of 9
Unless you work at the cage in a casino. You have to sew them up anyways.
post #5 of 9
I think it adds some nice detail. I could see how a really sleek, slim designer suit could work without the pockets. Sort of a mod approach. But in general, for any sort of professional situation, the pockets add a great deal of necessary balance. I do have a Jil Sander suit that lacks the breast pocket, aka the 'pocket-square pocket'. I do like it quite a bit - slim cut, narrow lapels. I think it works well in this instance. However, it does have the normal flap pockets.
post #6 of 9
Hmm, I can envision a one-off 2-piece suit, with flat front pants and jacket sans pockets, w/ double venting. Obviously the applications for the use of such a suit are minimal; it would work well for going out nocturnally. Jon.
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Hi, Do you think it is a good or bad idea to do away with all the external pockets of a suit jacket. Ok, perhaps the chest pocket should stay -- where else can you put a pocket square -- but what about removing just the lower two side pockets? WJTW
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post #8 of 9
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Hi, Do you think it is a good or bad idea to do away with all the external pockets of a suit jacket. WJTW
Check out John Varvatos suits the next time you're at Saks/Barneys/etc. -- many of his suits have no front chest pocket. It gives the suit a more modern feel. Cheers, Hoya
post #9 of 9
In this case, "modern" is being used to excuse an offense against style.
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