Slanted/hacking pockets suits

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  1. Geronimo

    Geronimo Member

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    As I am contemplating ordering another grey suit from my favorite tailor, I had the idea of hacking (slanted) pockets including obviously the ticket pocket.

    Opinions from the wisdom of this forum is sollicited.

    Fabric is a charcoal grey 9 1/2 oz 130's, suit is a 3 button with lapel roll, pants have no pleats.
     


  2. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Slant pockets are really a "sporting" detail that look out of place on business suits. Personally, I would not do it.
     


  3. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I agree with Manton - the hacking pockets would look out of place on a business suit, especially on a wool I expect would be 8.5 ounces. Personally, I think that hacking pockets only look good on a heavier (say 10 ounces and up - I would even go as far as 12 ounce) cloth. I've seen some trompe d'oeil lightweight cloths that they would look good on as well, but in general, hacking pockets only on real hacking jackets.
     


  4. kabert

    kabert Senior member

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    I like them, but they will certainly set you apart.

    Watch a few of the older James Bond movies for examples of how the slanted jacket pockets look on suits and blazers. They look great I think, but may be more of a discussion item than you like (similar to ticket pockets).
     


  5. jester

    jester Senior member

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    I have a suit with hacking pockets (including a ticket pocket), and it's otherwise fairly formal--lightweight medium-grey pinstripe. It's nice, but in retrospect I think it's a bit much.
     


  6. retronotmetro

    retronotmetro Senior member

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    I have two suits with hacking pockets, one is a pretty lightweight worsted, and the other is a 120s flannel that's 280g/m (whatever that converts to, I'm lazy). The hacking pockets have a much better look in the heavier flannel.

    I wear both of these suits for business on all but the most formal business occasions. However, you may find that you quickly tire of the look. Personally, I doubt I'll get any more suits with hacking pockets.
     


  7. STYLESTUDENT

    STYLESTUDENT Senior member

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    I'd avoid on a suit that is dressy because of the dark color and smooth fabric.
     


  8. Mark Seitelman

    Mark Seitelman Senior member

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    I think that it looks great. It makes the suit look custom.

    I have MTM and bespoke suits with slanted hacking pockets.

    I would skip the ticket pocket for the suit. A little too much at once.
     


  9. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

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    I like hacking pockets but agree with the first two responses that it will look odd on such a fine, light-weight fabric. Save it for your next one.
     


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