Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dieworkwear, Aug 4, 2012.
Patch. Definitely patch.
I remember a discussion around pocket flaps on cord suits when vox first posted this. I think manton said flapped patched just felt right for cord - I could be wrong, but in any case I tend to agree. I had a lovely brown cord SC once with flapped, non-patch pockets, and I think that would be fine too. SF has taken the patch pocket obsession a bit too far, imo, it's not against any rule to have an odd jacket without them.
I like a wider lapel on my jackets but don't often like how wide flaps need to be to compliment them. By going patch, the pocket is always sized in proportion to my body, so it never looks off no matter how wide the lapel. And I rarely wear full suits. That's my justification.
Are you going custom or something? My night time mouth guards cost like $15-20 for a 2 pack of BPA-free.
My dentist makes it from a mold of my teeth. It's like $600 or something. I have to replace it often as I grind through it in no time.
I used to buy the kind that I'd boil then bite down on to mold to my teeth, but I found that I'd shred them in about 3-6 months time. Plus, they weren't any more comfortable than the non-molded kind (IMO). Have you tried the cheapies from the drug store? Could free up that $600 for more clothing related purchases.
The cheapies suck. They don't hold in nearly as well and I am afraid I am going to get it lodged in my throat and choke to death in my sleep. I live alone, so I would decay for quite some time before anybody found me.
Could hacking pockets conceivably work?
I also say flapped patches for cord, and a also a more slouchy, louche silhouette than Vox has there - I've never been wild about that particular cord suit (or more propererly, of the one or two pics of it he poasted).
I'm reluctant to admit it, but ... I'm kind of with @unbelragazzo in not liking hacking pockets. I feel like they can make you look heavier than you are, although there are a number of examples that prove this wrong.
Thanks to people for weighing in on this pocket thing. Am now feeling a lot more comfortable with going flapped patch.
I was leaning towards flapped patch going into my meeting with my tailor, but he convinced me that maybe just a simple patch would be better. Originally was inspired by this Arny's jacket made for Yves Saint Laurent, and this other photo of George Hamilton found on The Weejun, an ivy style blog.
I used to like hacking pockets, but then I grew up.
Mouthgaurd p0rn, bespoke, son:
+1, although they have their place - on a car coat, for example.
To me, a cord jacket has to have flapped pockets, squared at the corners. Bellows pockets and woven leather buttons are optional, but elbow patches must be earned.
D, go with plain patch pockets.
Your tailor is right, patches with flaps add an unflattering visual width to your girth and they serve no real purpose. Plain patches will offer a more relaxed, casual look fitting a corduroy suit. When I see patches with flaps it says "70's" (not exactly the golden age of classic menswear). Flaps alone on corduroy seem to easily crease and pucker. I've had corduroy suits with all the flaps and I recommend plain patches.
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