• STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Double Breasted Jacket: Blind button thread running through inside of breast pocket

iurvox

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 19, 2016
Messages
49
Reaction score
21
I own several double-breasted jackets and coats.


They are 6x2 configurations and have a breast pocket for the pocket square. Hovering over the outside of that breast pocket is one of the 4 blind buttons, obviously.


Now, on some jackets, the thread that attaches the blind button to the jacket is going through the outer layer of the fabric and through the inside of the breast pocket. This means that pocket squares physically cannot go all the way to the bottom of the breast pocket. Rather, they get stuck a the spot where the blind button is located, due to the blind button's thread running through the inside of the breast pocket.


I have this on one lined and on one unlined jacket of different manufacturers.


Funny thing is, I actually have two identical RTW jackets sitting here, both ordered within a few weeks from a well-known source. I was about to return one of those jackets due to quality issues (different topic). Now, I just realized that one of both jackets has the blind button sewn through the breast pocket, while the other jacket has the blind button thread only go through the outer fabric. On the latter jacket, I checked the inside of the breast pocket to look for any "hole" which might indicate that there has been a thread in the past. Could not spot such hole, I guess the blind button had never been sewn through in the first place.


Is the thread going through the inside of the breast pocket a random manufacturing flaw? Or is it done by design, i.e. a feature? If so, then why does one of my two identical jackets have this "feature", and one does not? Thanks!
 
Last edited:

Andy57

Distinguished Member
Joined
Nov 24, 2014
Messages
3,861
Reaction score
9,873
Is the threat going through the inside of the breast pocket a random manufacturing flaw? Or is it done by design, i.e. a feature? If so, then why does one of my two identical jackets have this "feature", and one does not? Thanks!
I don't know if it's a random flaw, but it's a flaw, certainly. I would interpret it as lazy manufacture.
 

GBR

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 15, 2006
Messages
8,551
Reaction score
720
I would certainly agree with Andy57, it is a badly made garment which should be returned whence it came. However it is not a flaw, all its siblings will be exactly the same as that is what the factory is paid to produce.

However, this "On the latter jacket, I checked the inside of the breast pocket to look for any "hole" which might indicated that there has been a thread in the past" suggests it is second hand and therefore this would not be a flaw as such merely a cheapskate garment.
 

iurvox

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 19, 2016
Messages
49
Reaction score
21
Gentlemen, thank you.

As for the "latter jacket": It was a SuitSupply pre-order and came in the instant it hit the shelves. Hardly a chance another customer owned it before.

I guess it depends on the way the worker attaches that button. The worker will probably have at hand the entire outer fabric, including the integrated breast pocket layer (it is not a patch pocket). Attaching the button, the worker will then either stop the needle stitches right behind the outer shell (i.e. with the needle right inside the breast pocket) or he will sew all the through. In the latter case, due to the addition of the jacket's inner fabric layer and/or lining, that stitch will become invisible on the inside of the jacket. But it will affect the inside of the breast pocket and possiby the drape of that blind button. The blind button will always remain close to the chest/shirt, even if the pocket is filled with a voluminously folded square.
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

How did Covid-19 impact your personal style?

  • My style hasn't changed at all.

  • My wardrobe hasn't changed but I am wearing casual clothes more often.

  • I invested in new good quality leisure and casual clothes.

  • I invested in new sartorial clothes taking advantage of the sales.

  • I purged my closet during quarantine and I have nothing left to wear.


Results are only viewable after voting.

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
445,114
Messages
9,620,828
Members
201,089
Latest member
Donagheri
Top