Patch Pockets

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  1. Connemara

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    What are your thoughts on these, lads? Any caveats?
     
  2. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    I used to get them on all of my sportcoats. Now I basically get them on everything other than my most formal suits. I think that they are a very nice detail.
     
  3. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Personally I can't stand them on anything but the most casual of sports coats. They just look "sloppy" to me - not very sartorially sophisticated of me, I know, but there it is![​IMG]
     
  4. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The more shape a coat has, the more open I am to patch pockets.
     
  5. Strokeman

    Strokeman Active Member

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    I used to get them on all of my sportcoats. Now I basically get them on everything other than my most formal suits. I think that they are a very nice detail.

    Got them on my boat club blazer. Absolutely my favourite coat. [​IMG]
     
  6. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    Aesthetically, I like them and I like a patch pocket with a flap as well ,especially for tweed. All my fathers tweed jackets were patch with flap. Linen jackets scream for patch pockets sans flap.
     
  7. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    I like them. They're definitely for more casual jackets though.
     
  8. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    I like them a lot. They're the only kind of pocket that looks good when bulging with stuff, or sagging.
     
  9. Ataturk

    Ataturk Senior member

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    Big fan of patch on the hip pockets, not so much on breast.
     
  10. emmanuel

    emmanuel Senior member

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    I like them. Not a big deal to me though.
     
  11. Bob01

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    Great on less formal jackets - ie linen or other rougher cloth
     
  12. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I like them. I have them on odd jackets and a couple of suits.
     
  13. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like them. They are a little more sporty.

    I especially like the ones on my older Luciano Barbera jackets where they do a double patch pocket. That way you can actually put something in the inner one, like business cards or even a Blackberry without it making the outer patch pocket bulge as much.
     
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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like them, but not in a suit i.e. with matching trousers.
     

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