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Hacking (slanted) Pockets

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by bry2000, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. bry2000

    bry2000 Senior member

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    I really like the look of slanted pockets with a slanted ticket pocket on heavy tweed sports coats. My question is whether that pocket configuration is appropriate or proper on a sports coat made of tropical wool. My guess is yes, that the weight of the cloth does not matter. But I wanted to solicit opinions before I place an order. Thank you.
     
  2. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I ... wouldn't. It's a riding coat detail. I think it would look out of place. Patch pockets are a better alternative for summer odd jackets.
     
  3. lisapop

    lisapop Senior member

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    No hard and fast rule regarding angled pockets, and even if there were, rules are made to be broken. I own light weight sport coats with angled pockets, with and without ticket pockets. You might also want to think about patch pockets, which lend themselves nicely to lighter weight cloth.
    Grayson
     
  4. lisapop

    lisapop Senior member

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    Coincidentally, Savile Row's Henry Poole's "slant" on angled pockets with lighter cloth can be seen with this sport coat, made of a lighter weight cloth intended for Spring and early Summer... http://www.henrypoole.com/latestnews.html Grayson
     
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    JLibourel Senior member

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    I am not nearly the maven that either Manton or Marc Grayson is, but I vote with Manton. I would never put hacking pockets on anything but a relatively heavyweight jacket. I am inclined to think this whole hacking pocket cum ticket pocket thing is being overdone these days anyway.

    Manton, I don't know if you caught my post over on the Andy Forum on the Blazer Buttons thread, but I did want to give you a personal note of thanks for steering me aright to specify patch pockets on the SB blazer I ordered from W.W. Chan yesterday.
     
  6. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Missed it. But I love patch pockets, especially on odd jackets, especially on SB odd jackets. I have several jackets and a few suits with patch pockets; it's a great look. Enjoy.
     
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    montecristo#4 Senior member

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    I agree with Grayson. There's nothing wrong with a hacking pocket on a medium or even lightweight worsted. As long as it looks good.
     
  8. lisapop

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    Angled/slanted pockets are of the moment from a "fashion" standpoint, at least in the US, and no doubt will fade in time. However slanted pockets originated out of the need for riders to place things in their pockets, and remove them, with ease while straddling a horse.  Don't know about others, but I ride even in the Summer, and my Summerweight jackets, yes, even blue blazers (ooooh, he broke another rule.) have slanted pockets.  As does everyone else.  It's really not a big controversey.  So, if you think about it, unless on riding gear, slanted pockets on clothes of any weight cloth really are a complete affectation.  And, that is my slant on the issue.  
    Grayson
     
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    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    After years without an update, Poole has some new web material. Another wonder of the modern age.
     
  10. bry2000

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    Thanks. I was thinking about doing the slanted pockets, but now I think I may do patch pockets with no ticket pocket. Question: on a patch pocket jacket, is the breast pocket supposed to be also a patch or a regular pocket? Thanks.
     
  11. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Either is OK. Patch is preferred, I think. With some cloths and construction techniques, a welt breast pocket is a better idea.
     
  12. lisapop

    lisapop Senior member

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    Yes, if you go with patch pockets, the breast pocket would be a patch, too.
    Grayson
     
  13. bry2000

    bry2000 Senior member

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    It would seem to make sense to have all the pockets patch. I saw an Isaia suit last winter at Saks that had patch pockets with a regular (non-patch) breast pocket. Did not seem balanced.

    I will think more about patch vs. slanted. Kinda 50/50 right now.
     
  14. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    (lisapop @ Mar. 21 2005,18:23) Coincidentally, Savile Row's Henry Poole's "slant" on angled pockets with lighter cloth can be seen with this sport coat, made of a lighter weight cloth intended for Spring and early Summer... http://www.henrypoole.com/latestnews.html Grayson
    After years without an update, Poole has some new web material. Another wonder of the modern age.
    lol. [​IMG] Jon.
     
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    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    (Will @ Mar. 21 2005,22:07) After years without an update, Poole has some new web material. Another wonder of the modern age.
    Sadly, it's the check promotion... for last year.
     

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