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Pockets on a dinner suit...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by hopkins_student, Feb 15, 2005.

  1. hopkins_student

    hopkins_student Well-Known Member

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    Probably need a sartorial legislator to comment on this one.
     
  2. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    Yes. Yes, yes, yes. And the piping should be in the same material (grosgrain or satin) that faces the lapels.
     
  3. Concordia

    Concordia Well-Known Member

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    After having a few DJs with flapped pockets (youthful ignorance), I did get a SB barathea jacket made with the sort of trim that one normally uses on breast pockets.  I can't say that I regret the experiment, but it is definitely non-standard and my next one will be more conventional in this respect.

    Grosgrain piping on side pockets is a new one to me, however.  I've never had anything done except in the same material as the jacket-- and I can't recall a tailor ever offering grosgrain as an option.   Seems to defeat the purpose of making the pockets look as sleek and unobtrusive as possible.
     
  4. Manton

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    I don't understand. Breast pockets are usually just welt pockets made from self-cloth.
     
  5. Concordia

    Concordia Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that. Couldn't place the term so early in the day.
     
  6. Manton

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    Someone made you a coat with welt pockets for the outside front hip pockets?.?
     
  7. Concordia

    Concordia Well-Known Member

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    Yup. Doesn't look too bad, either. Which is not to say that I'll be pushing it on my acolytes.
     
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    Ditton. [​IMG] WTF? That's a new to me. Jon.
     

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