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Breast pocket on OCBD: acceptable?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by radicaldog, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    Well, that's the question, really.

    As an aside, does anyone have any idea whether older Brooks Brothers (or J Press et similia) models had breast pockets?

    Thanks in advance for your responses.
     
  2. P-K-L

    P-K-L Senior member

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    Well, that's the question, really.

    As an aside, does anyone have any idea whether older Brooks Brothers (or J Press et similia) models had breast pockets?

    Thanks in advance for your responses.


    I think BB introduced them at some point in time. Before OCBDs were without pockets.
    I do not like pockets on any of my shirts.
     
  3. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Not only acceptable, but the time has come to have two, one on each side.


    - B
     
  4. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    Not only acceptable, but the time has come to have two, one on each side.


    - B

    Let's skip that and go straight to having 3 or even 4 - one on the left stomach and maybe one over the right shoulder, or on the left sleeve like flight jackets have?
     
  5. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    According to Will, one of the worst days in his life was the day in 1969 when BB added pockets to their shirts. I have never known BB without pockets. I get my MTM OCBDs with pockets. But the pinpoint ones I get from Geneva have no pocket.
     
  6. Shikar

    Shikar Senior member

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    Let's skip that and go straight to having 3 or even 4 - one on the left stomach and maybe one over the right shoulder, or on the left sleeve like flight jackets have?

    ...add little ticket pocket too please....

    Regards.
     
  7. grimslade

    grimslade Senior member

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    They're traditional. I'd even say obligatory.
     
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    I believe BB added the pocket when waistcoats went out of fashion. It used to be that they would remove it for you free of charge. I always find the pocket useful, therefore I like it.
     
  9. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    They're traditional. I'd even say obligatory.

    You are WRONG! See above.

    I once thought like you, but I have seen the light. I haven't changed my ways, however.
     
  10. NaturalShoulder

    NaturalShoulder Senior member

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    I am used to them on my OCBDs and actually use them from time to time (phone, cards, etc.). I suppose I could get used to no pocket if I had to.
     
  11. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    Seriously, I do sometimes think that two breast pockets with buttons would look less akward on OCBDs. Gussets may go well with the box pleat in the back. But all this wouldn't spare me from having to get my OCBDs MTM, which is a bit of a pity because my funds aren't unlimited and RTW BB shirts happen to fit me reasonably well.
     
  12. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    If you get and oxford shirt made for work, no pocket (unless your work requires a pocket), for casual do what you like.

    I am getting a white oxford shirt made with a semi spread collar and maybe double cuffs. Although I think I will likely get button cuffs.
     
  13. grimslade

    grimslade Senior member

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    You are WRONG! See above.

    I once thought like you, but I have seen the light. I haven't changed my ways, however.


    I still like them.
     
  14. Standard Toaster

    Standard Toaster Senior member

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    I have a few with pockets, I much prefer them without, however.
     
  15. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Let's skip that and go straight to having 3 or even 4 - one on the left stomach and maybe one over the right shoulder, or on the left sleeve like flight jackets have?

    It's clear thinking like this that makes you the Shadowy Puppetmaster.


    - B
     
  16. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Shouldn't Foof be showing up in this thread right about now?


    - B
     
  17. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Shouldn't Foof be showing up in this thread right about now?


    - B


    Two button collar, no back pleats, French placket, mitred cuffs = next level $#!+.
     
  18. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Shouldn't Foof be showing up in this thread right about now?

    Two button collar, no back pleats, French placket, mitred cuffs = next level $#!+.

    I'm so beyond the pocket vs. no pocket debate, I figured I'd wait for the discourse to catch up before weighing in.
     
  19. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    I'm so beyond the pocket vs. no pocket debate, I figured I'd wait for the discourse to catch up before weighing in.

    You're next step is to lose the buttons from the collar points entirely, and move them to the collar to make four buttons there total.

    Admit it.


    - B
     
  20. Cordovan

    Cordovan Senior member

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    According to Will, one of the worst days in his life was the day in 1969 when BB added pockets to their shirts. I have never known BB without pockets. I get my MTM OCBDs with pockets. But the pinpoint ones I get from Geneva have no pocket.

    I don't know the history, but this is my general preference.

    Cordovan
     

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