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Patch Ticket Pocket On Tweed Jacket

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If you haven't guessed by now, I'm doing my best to make good use of my borrowed digital camera. I'm not sure we've had a good ticket pocket thread lately, but it is one of the chestnuts of the genre. Here's an old Henry Poole jacket (exactly how old I'm not sure--the name and date have long been lost to the dry cleaner, but I can make out several numbers on Savile Row so this would have to be before the forced move to Cork Street; my guess would be maybe 1950s). This is the only example of a patch ticket I've ever seen. I think it's quite nice.


The tweed is a sort of heathery green/blue/grey woven in a way that creates the small diamond pattern you see. One big reason the patch ticket pocket succeeds, I think, is because the pattern matching works to set the pocket gently into the jacket. It's a subtle effect and one I would think well worth emulating. Of course the pockets themselves are also very nicely cut with just a hint of a crescent. It's very practical too (though you can really only keep s.think like an actual ticket or a bus pass in it; too much makes it bulge which isn't attractive). What do you all think, Yea or Nay? A bit more of a close-up:
 

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That's a highly unusual feature. It may have been specially requested by the client. It doesn't look too bad, but I wouldn't do it myself.
 

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ive seen an episode of i love lucy with ricky ricardo having the same feature.
 

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You will sometimes see this detail on Barbera suits and jackets, but the patch/ticket pocket is mostly tucked into the main patch pocket, so only the top 1/3rd is visible.
 

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aren't they some times call coin pockets??? i might be wrong (would not be the first time) but i remeber some1 somewhere refering it as a coin pocket - maybe manton will be better versed in confirming this!
 

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Here is an example of what I was talking about:

 

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That definitely looks better to me, A Harris. It also means the pocket can be deep and not sacrifice aesthetics.

I'm still on the fence about whether or not I like patch pockets...
 

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In the old illustrations, you see this occasionally on topcoats (of all things) and more rarely on odd jackets. I wonder to what extent it caught on. It just looks odd and too busy to me.
 

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Well, that's interesting, A. Harris. I've never seen anything like that. Is the picture accurate in showing the pocket on the left side? It looks like a bit of an eccentric custom detail, but I sort of like it. Is that a recent Barbera? Those pockets do look rather deep.
I think this sort of pocket in a pocket could look great on a topcoat.
 

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Last spring I saw a linen sport coat in a shop window with the usual three patch pockets and a jetted ticket pocket. A little eccentric, but sort of a nice touch. Paul Stuart, maybe?
 

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Well, that's interesting, A. Harris. I've never seen anything like that. Is the picture accurate in showing the pocket on the left side? It looks like a bit of an eccentric custom detail, but I sort of like it. Is that a recent Barbera? Those pockets do look rather deep.
Yes, it is on the left side. And you are right about it being a custom detail as I have that exact Barbera jacket (actuall part of a suit) in my wardrobe, except without the extra pocket. The jacket is about 1.5-2yrs old.
 

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