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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Master-Classter, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. Van Veen

    Van Veen Senior member

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    If my pant waist fits fine, but the pockets are flaring, does that mean they're too tight in the seat?
     
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    Most likely, yes. Better to fit the seat and have the waist taken in.
     
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    Thank you! Does that imply a high twist cloth will have a certain kind of hand/feel? I'm not familiar with fresco so I can't compare mentally the difference between it and flannel. Would this have any effect on the way it drapes/is there any conventional wisdom about buying pieces with higher vs. lower twist?
     
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    Are the front pockets of a sport coat supposed to be functional, do you ever store anything in them?

    The tailor that I go to told me that you are not supposed to use them.
     
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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If you store heavy stuff in there regularly, the pockets can bag over time. Thus the recommendation against using them. But it's up to you. They work, and some guys like the look of a well-loved garment.
     
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    I use the front pockets for small things fairly often. Big bulky stuff? No, but if, say, I run to the drugstore and whatever small item (say a tin of altoids), I'll throw it in there rather than carrying it in a bag.
     
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    locking for a sports coat worn by Robert deniro in movie casino,it was blue but a deep color can't seem to find any manufacturer that carries it.It was unique
     
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    Thanks for the replies guys!
     
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    What about the inside pockets?
     
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    A jacket's inside pockets are intended to be used. One might routinely carry a wallet or a pair of glasses in the breast pocket, for example. Stuffing a pocket so full that it presents an unsightly bulge isn't recommended, but the same could just as easily be said for pants pockets.

    The outside pockets aren't really intended to be used (not counting the outside breast pocket, which might hold a pocket square). Indeed, more than a few men don't even have removed the basting which hold these pockets closed. (That's right - these outside pockets often come stitched closed when you buy them.) The rationale - assuming the failure to remove the stitching is an intentional decision, and not simply a product of ignorance - is that if the pockets can't be used, the man won't wind up using them out of force of habit. For example, he won't be able to put his keys in the pocket, won't stand around with his hand in his pocket, etc.

    Personally, I think the stitches should be removed, but the pockets shouldn't be used for anything larger/heavier than a ticket stub. And ideally, shouldn't be used at all.

    However, to the extent using a jacket's outside pockets can be tolerated, I tolerate it far more readily when we're talking about, say, a casual sport coat, or even the ubiquitous navy blazer, than when the jacket is part of a suit.
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    Is there a thread explaining sport coats and suits? I know there is one for shoes and pants. I am looking for one that goes into detail about how I can determine the quality of a sport coat.
     
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    I shove my hands in my pockets all the time. It's frequent enough and mindless enough that I didn't even think of it until you mentioned it.

    Yeah, that has decent odds to deform pockets over time, if it's not an old wives tale. Even if it is true, the flaps are there to hid the sagging (part of the reason formalwear isn't supposed to have any- everything is supposed to be pristine, and obviously so), and clothes are meant to be worn. And yeah, nothing looks better than an old tweed coat that's perfectly broken in to your body and how you use it. I haven't had any pockets deform on me yet (though a few pairs of jeans suffer), but I won't be terribly saddened if they do.
     
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    Search for the corcoran jump boot. They make a full range of sizes.

    Or just google "brown combat boot". And don't be afraid of the genuine article.
     
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    A sales rep tried to sell me a 38R sport coat yesterday, what dimensions does the wearer of a coat of this size typically have? He said that is my size because of "how tight" I like my clothes. In my opinion he confused "tight" with fitted.

    My dimensions

    5'11.75"

    182 lbs

    40" chest
     

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