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3 Piece Patch?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Would you get patch pockets on the coat of a three piece suit? How would you do the vest pockets?
     


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    Would you get patch pockets on the coat of a three piece suit? How would you do the vest pockets?
    Why not?
    No patch pockets for the vest
     


  3. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Would you get patch pockets on the coat of a three piece suit? How would you do the vest pockets?

    No.

    - B
     


  4. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Why not?
    No patch pockets for the vest


    Patch pockets for the vest seems like it would look bad. I don't recall ever seeing it. No doubt tutee has an AA illustration that shows it, but I still can't warm up to the idea.
     


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    Regret you will. The 3 piece patch.

    [​IMG]
     


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    StopPolloition Senior Member

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    Had one of these very briefly in an alpaca blend. Didn't fit me right, so I sold it. Very cool looking and unusual. It didn't have patch pockets on the vest. Would probably be willing to do it again.
     


  7. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Patch pockets for the vest seems like it would look bad. I don't recall ever seeing it. No doubt tutee has an AA illustration that shows it, but I still can't warm up to the idea.

    Why don't you just go and have your six piece suit done up?


    - B
     


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    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    my newly acquired Bill Bixby houndstooth 3-piece came with patch pockets on all three in front on the jacket.
    looks rather nice to my eye.
     


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    Why don't you just go and have your six piece suit done up?


    - B

    Is that the ultimate swiss army suit?

    [​IMG]
     


  10. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Why don't you just go and have your six piece suit done up?


    - B


    I think I am going to trim that back to four. I don't need another DB vest, and I probably don't need two trousers.
     


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    I think I am going to trim that back to four. I don't need another DB vest, and I probably don't need two trousers.
    I would feel bad for your tailor, but I realize Portnoy will be ordering seven 12-piece suits.
     


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    Patch on a three-piece sounds very unattractive.
     


  13. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Patch on a three-piece sounds very unattractive.

    It would be a tweed suit, donegal most likely, if that matters.

    The real question is not whether I get patch pockets; it's whether I get a vest.
     


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    My two cents: nothing wrong with a two- or three-patch pockets coat for a three-piece suit, but I would get regular welted pockets for the vest, especially if the cloth is worsted (actually, I think patch pockets look wrong on most worsteds anyway, coats included, but that's probably just me).

    Mind you, there is a picture of a patch ticket pocket in that old anglomania thread (remember? It's on a blueish tweed coat), and it looks rather neat, if slightly affected. So small patch pockets can look good even when prominently displayed. But it's certainly a risky move.

    EDIT: I see it's a Donny. In that case patch pockets would look good even if it's a worsted tweed, of course. Not that I like worsted tweeds, but still.
     


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    I've made patch on a vest for a client but the vest cloth matched the trouser and both were worn with sportcoats. That was his signature look. Never made him a suit or a sportcoat without a vest.
     


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