opinions on hacking pockets?

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  1. vida

    vida Senior member

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    I recently looked at a Paul Stuart suit that had hacking pockets (ticket pocket, hacking style, too). I like them because they are different but I am one who buys things to last. Do you this style will look odd in 10 years or is it more of a classic British style?
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  2. Geezer

    Geezer Senior member

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    It is a classic British style.

    It is now fashionable more widely.

    As a Brit, all of the SB coats I have had made since 1987 have had hacking pockets. As have the vast majority of my RTW SB coats.

    I do not think it will go out of style any time soon.
     


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    +1.
     


  4. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think owning one in a classic tweed or corduroy sport jacket is a nice addition to a wardrobe. But in the US, I would avoid getting a business suit with them. It is quite a different story if you are in the UK.
     


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    i wouldnt if it were my only sportcoat. But its a nice option to change things up.
     


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    I like the style, but abhor ticket pockets
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Personally I love ticket pockets (although they are much better for taller gents than shorter ones, for whom a longer expanse of uninterrupted fabric is more flattering) - but hacking pockets can be dangerous. They can accentuate the belly IMHO
     


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    I just bought my first suit with a hacking pocket (grey BB Madison model). I was a little nervous about it at first (conservative workplace) but have found it isn't noticeable to most people and those that do think it's fine work-wise. That said, I'd probably not wear that suit to court. But I like it very much; it makes the suit just slightly more novel.
     


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    Master-Classter Senior member

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    I would have thought that if you're on the shorter side (like me) that regular pockets are horizontal lines which break up the body visually whereas hacked add closer to a vertical line and so would be better.. ???
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    My argument was for ticket vs. no ticket, not hacking vs. straight
     


  12. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    yeah, obviously i'm just an idiot and wasn't reading properly... (1am here). Duh.

    carry on....:embar:
     


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    I also love them, they add something to a jacket ....
     


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    I do NOT like slanted "hacking" pockets, and would never buy a jacket with them - the square pockets look much better to me. However, I do like a jacket to have a ticket pocket.
     


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