2 breast pockets on a tailored men's suit jacket

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  1. GuyWith2Pockets

    GuyWith2Pockets New Member

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    Hi everyone,
    I was wondering if anyone has ever heard of or seen a tailored men's suit jacket with breast pockets on both sides (i.e. symmetrical pockets on both sides of the jacket)??
     


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    Don't think so – only ever seen this kind of thing on (casual) safari-type jackets.
     


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    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hi everyone,
    I was wondering if anyone has ever heard of or seen a tailored men's suit jacket with breast pockets on both sides (i.e. symmetrical pockets on both sides of the jacket)??


    How about you? Have you ever heard of or seen a tailored men's suit jacket with breast pockets on both sides (i.e. symmetrical pockets on both sides of the jacket)??
     


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    Hi everyone,
    I was wondering if anyone has ever heard of or seen a tailored men's suit jacket with breast pockets on both sides (i.e. symmetrical pockets on both sides of the jacket)??


    Given your user name, I would think you've seen (and are, perhaps wearing,) such a jacket.
     


  5. Rudi

    Rudi Senior member

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    Hi everyone,
    I was wondering if anyone has ever heard of or seen a tailored men's suit jacket with breast pockets on both sides (i.e. symmetrical pockets on both sides of the jacket)??


    Billy Reid had a few sportcoats from this season that had what you are describing. I don't know about suits though.
     


  6. GuyWith2Pockets

    GuyWith2Pockets New Member

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    Given your user name, I would think you've seen (and are, perhaps wearing,) such a jacket.

    Well observed. You are indeed correct. I'm currently getting a suit made with the described pockets. I was actually just hoping to see if anyone knew of any designers that have implemented this style in the past. Reference photos would be of particular use [​IMG]
     


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    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What style of pockets are you talking about? What is the overall jacket style to be?
    Have seen pics from 40's & 50's of two breast pockets with flaps, no patch, just flaps.

    Most unusual thing I've done is put the breast pocket on the right front, not the left, for a left handed fellow.
     


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    Most unusual thing I've done is put the breast pocket on the right front, not the left, for a left handed fellow.

    Sounds sinister...
     


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    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Not all that unusual on tweed odd jackets but I've never seen it on a suit jacket.
     


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    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Sounds sinister...

    It was one of those "This is my own look kind of thing and no one really notices." Everything else was very classicly styled and fitted.
     


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    I've seen pictures of double breasted jackets with 2 breast pockets, patch.
     


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    I've seen pictures of double breasted jackets with 2 breast pockets, patch.

    Really?
    You don't happen to have the pic? Sounds interesting, to say the least...
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Not all that unusual on tweed odd jackets but I've never seen it on a suit jacket.

    Double patch (often flapped) is sometimes done on a Norfolk jacekt. I think double welt would look awful on any kind of jacket.
     


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    Hi everyone,
    I was wondering if anyone has ever heard of or seen a tailored men's suit jacket with breast pockets on both sides (i.e. symmetrical pockets on both sides of the jacket)??


    I have seen that in old movies from the 40's and 50's and they looked fine in the context of those movies but may look strange today.
     


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    Sounds sinister...

    Such left-handed comments will not be tolerated!
     


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