Patch pockets - classic or nearing the end of i-gent hype cycle?

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  1. theyare

    theyare Senior member

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    Getting a s/s sportscoat made up in linen, cotton/cash, etc.
    Debating whether to get patch pockets or standard flapped.
    I like the patch pocket looks but wondering if it's a current trend or considered at all classic.
    Maybe someone can breakout that i-gent SF cycle thing.
    I'm now seeing them on house brands at bloomingdales and other mid-tier makers, not sure if that signifies anything.
     


  2. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    If it is a trend - I can't see it ending any time soon. Not sure if I've been caught up in the whole i-gent hype cycle but I think twice now about buying an SC is if doesn't have patch pockets [​IMG]
     


  3. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    never cared for them.
     


  4. Philip1978

    Philip1978 Senior member

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    I think twice now about buying an SC is if doesn't have patch pockets

    +1
     


  5. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's possible they're both.

    Just make sure you're getting them because you like them and not because SF says you ought to like them. Also consider whether the tailor you're using makes attractive ones. Many are terrible.

    I like them sometimes but not always.
     


  6. JamesX

    JamesX Senior member

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    really dislike the patch pocket design. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be abating.
     


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    idfnl Senior member

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    (Vox will be in here soon)
     


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    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Super trendy. Don't get 'em.

    [​IMG]
     


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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ^ That's the sort of patch pocket that put me off patch pockets growing up.
     


  10. Mr Pelican Pants

    Mr Pelican Pants Well-Known Member

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    I don't know whether they are trendy or not, but they look like crap. They should be called "crap pockets." Because they look like crap.
     


  11. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    I don't know whether they are trendy or not, but they look like crap. They should be called "crap pockets." Because they look like crap.

    Really insightful stuff. Please keep posting so that we can learn more from you.
     


  12. DerekS

    DerekS Guyliner

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    my favorite sport coat is my cotton/linen patchpocket. i hardly view them as a trend. Classic styling is never a trend....we're talking patchpockets, not lapel flowers. [​IMG][​IMG]
     


  13. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    IMHO I think they convey a much more casual look, though granted if done well they can give a rakish flare. I always seem to envision patch pockets on a blue sack coat with lapped seams and a hook vent, as worn by a loosened-tie teenager skipping class at his prep school.
     


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    I love the three patch pockets look on a linen cotton suit...

    It is a great look for summer jackets..
     


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    Super trendy. Don't get 'em. [​IMG]
    ^ That's the sort of patch pocket that put me off patch pockets growing up.
    +1, patch pockets with flaps are the very worst pocket option of all. (I'd rather have besom pockets and I abhor besom pockets.) Simple ("un-flapped") patch pockets are nice and understated, however. I have them on a couple of my nicer sportcoats.
     


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