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Question about J.Crew sportcoat breast pocket

kidmoe85

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I recently purchased a J. Crew herringbone sportcoat (Ludlow) and I'm unsure if the breast pocket is useable. It is sown shut and I can't tell if you're supposed to remove the stitching or not. On the product page you can see that the model is wearing the sportcoat with a pocket square. The problem is that the pocket is very securely sown shut - very different from the single stitch holding the vents in the rear. Those were obviously meant to be removed but I'm worried that I will ruin this nice sportcoat if I try cutting open the stitches in the breast pocket. Anyone have any experience with the Ludlow sportcoat? Thanks
 

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It would be very unusual for this to be any more than stitching for transport/.display purposes. Undo it carefully.
 

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Just grab some seam-pickers or a very sharp knife and pick through them carefully. Often this is just for transport/display - J Crew has loads of pocket squares kicking around their site so you can safely assume that it's easily undoable without damaging the jacket.

On a side not - what's the quality of the J Crew Ludlow? I'm considering getting one.
 

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It would be very unusual for this to be any more than stitching for transport/.display purposes. Undo it carefully.

:nodding:
 

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Thanks for the help guys. Turns out the stitching was not as tight as I thought. Once I cut through the first stitch it opened up very easily.

I really like the quality and shape of the Ludlow coat so far - I ordered a 36s and it's almost a perfect fit in the shoulders and sleeves. It's a little tight in the chest area but I have a somewhat broad chest and I'm about 10lbs heavier than my normal weight. Once I drop the weight it should fit really well and I doubt I will need to make any alterations.
 

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Great, many thanks for the reply, I'll look into getting one. The herringbone one you've got interests me as I think it's got a really nice texture to it.

Enjoy the jacket.
 

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