HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part IV (starting May 2014)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, May 21, 2014.

  1. spectre

    spectre Senior member

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    Hacking pockets are the standard here. I don't think I've ever seen a tweed suit with three patch pockets. As for patches on the vest, I don't think one of those has been made in sartorial history. Welt or maybe flap but to have five or more patch pockets on an outfit would be ridiculous.
     


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    I'm scared.
     


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    Absolutely! Tweed patch pockets are quite common. There has, I may just make one for myself this fall and post it up.

    Challenge accepted!

    Cheers
     


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  5. spectre

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    Then you will be the proud owner of a unique outfit.:)
     


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    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Cheers! I've actually taken quite a lot of inspiration from old apparel art (as well as from more contemporary stuff), when 3 piece patch pocket suits were not uncommon. Classically, 3 piece suits were the norm, with flaps, bellows, besom or patch pockets. Patch pockets were often used on jackets/suits made for sporting and other practical uses. I quite liked the idea of putting patch pockets on this suit to underline its practical nature. It's made to be comfortable and versatile (high cut arm holes and high rise pants to name a few of the features made for comfort). The vest is optional for this suit, but serves a practical function where I live; it gets seriously cold here in the winter time. The patch pockets also make the jacket wearable as a sport coat/blazer, and the fabric is casual, so you get more use out of all the pieces of the suit. I often wear these pants as odd pants as well.
     
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    That fabric....drool :slayer:
     
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    I would like to thank Erik for ruining what looked to be a decent shot at this week's challenge. Not.

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    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Lol, there are so many solid entries this week though (yours included). I wouldn't say anyone's safe.
     


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    Your modesty is charming. But let's be real. :)
     


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    Yes, put like that I do sort of agree with you (I think patch pockets on a waistcoat is really our of bounds though).
    Like you, I am a devotee of Apparel Arts, to the point of having a Laurence Fellows google image search shortcut on my Ipad front page for quick reference.
    I guess I just missed the tweed patch pocket three piece set up among all the other wonderful stuff.
     


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    You don't need the collar affectation, it is just a distraction from a superb combination.
     


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    I thought you were talking about this one. :lol:

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