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Hacking Pockets on Suits

bjm

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Hi

Newbie here, but long time lurker. I recently ordered my first Mr. Ned suit and I requested hacking pockets and ticket pocket on my lessers wool/cashmere grey charcoal stripe two button suit.

Love the look of hacking pockets but have 2 questions:

1- Is it acceptable to have slanted hacking pockets on a business suit?
2- What is the proper direction of the slant? i.e, should pockets slant downwards or upwards?

thanks
Brian
 

grimslade

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They should slant up toward the front of the pocket. It's not a conservative detail, so it may depend on your line of work.
 

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In theory I dislike them on suits, so I wouldn't get one myself. In practice, I have never actually noticed anybody's pockets.
 

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I love them on suits, have 3 or 4 suits with hacking pockets, and wear them for all kinds of business meetings, etc.
 

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yfyf is really the only person I've wear them well on a consistent basis.
 

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This is my first MTM/Custom suit so I am hoping that it will work. I get what you mean though. Its a bit of a gamble on my part, well see. Attached is a photo of a Paul Stuart wool/cashmere blend and I think it looks good. Not hacking but with ticket pocket.



Originally Posted by DocHolliday
I've seen hacking pockets look good on a few suits worn casually, but usually find them jarring with conservative office wear. If everything else is vanilla, they just look stuck on. The suit needs shape to it, at least.

 

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I love them on suits! Most of my suits have slanted pockets, only one with additional ticket pocket though.

To be honest, pocket style is one of the first things I look at, when choosing a suit.
 

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For suits, definitely only straight pockets and no ticket pockets.

People that have these details on a suit often leave their working buttons undone etc.

For sports jackets, slanted pockets are fine (and sometimes even desirable).

 

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slant pocket suits are no good suits, while ticked pockets only on high end suits look good.
 

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Personally I like them, but only have them on a couple of sports jackets.
 

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Originally Posted by embowafa
yfyf is really the only person I've wear them well on a consistent basis.

+1. Though on a wool-cashmere fabric with lots of textural interest perhaps the country metaphor will work. Going with a ticket pocket and hacking pockets seems a bit much for me though.
 

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Originally Posted by grimslade
They should slant up toward the front of the pocket. It's not a conservative detail, so it may depend on your line of work.

I sell hacking style ticket pockets for a living.
 

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