Button Stance, Flap Pockets, and Balance

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mez28, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. mez28

    mez28 Active Member

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    I just received a MTM suit I had ordered, and I was hoping to have some people weigh in on whether the jacket is balanced. IMO, the flap pockets seem roughly a half inch too low. On all of my other jackets the flaps are at the second button. I feel asymmetrical because these are below the bottom button. I'm 6' 1" FWIW. What do you think?
     
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    msulinski Senior member

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    I'm not sure I have really paid attention to this before, but FWIW, my OTR suit that I am wearing today has the pocket flaps roughly 0.5-1" below the bottom button, as does yours in the picture.
     
  3. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's standard to have the lower button on the same horizontal line as the pocket or below this line.

    You need the front button moved to get rid of the pull.
     
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    To clarify, you're saying the button should be at the line of the pocket, or alternatively the pocket could be above the button, but it's not "standard" to have the pocket below the button as on my jacket?
     
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    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That's what I'm saying as what is most commonly done. This is clothing and styles and ways of doing things can bend. I'll bet no one at the company that made this is aware of it or when they cut the coat they adjusted the position of the pocket and not the button or vice versa. It's really up to you if you want to accept it as is.
     
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    Thanks. I'd prefer the standard look myself. As I said, I feel asymmetric wearing it. We'll see if anything can be done.
     
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    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    They have to remake the left front of the jacket
     

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