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Stoopid Kwestion: Ticket Pockets - Right or Left?

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Is there a standard placement for the ticket pocket (right side or left), or should it depend on your handedness?
 

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Right side. The only reason to place iot on the left side is if the wearer is left-handed. But with the breast pocket and boutonniere on that side, I would find it too cluttered and balance better achieved on the right side.
 

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Originally Posted by Margaret
Is there a standard placement for the ticket pocket (right side or left), or should it depend on your handedness?


about 2 years ago, we had a similar discussion. I believe that I am the only one who has suits made with left handed ticket pockets. I like it that way - so I would suggest you stick with right handed.
 

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or two on the right, one on the left. In case you go to a raffle ticket convention
 

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Originally Posted by globetrotter
about 2 years ago, we had a similar discussion. I believe that I am the only one who has suits made with left handed ticket pockets. I like it that way - so I would suggest you stick with right handed.

Ha -- well ok, I'll defer to convention to preserve your individuality.


Actually, being a morally-sound, mentally-balanced heterosexual rightie, I'd lean towards the right side anyway
-- it's just that the graphic for the ticket pocket option on the baronboutique website shows it on the left, so it got me a-wonderin'...

Originally Posted by whoopee
Right side. The only reason to place iot on the left side is if the wearer is left-handed. But with the breast pocket and boutonniere on that side, I would find it too cluttered and balance better achieved on the right side.

Good point. One wouldn't want to appear to be left-leaning.
 

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i would say for guy right and for lasses left as it is for some chest pockets too!
 

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Originally Posted by Margaret
Ha -- well ok, I'll defer to convention to preserve your individuality.


Actually, being a morally-sound, mentally-balanced heterosexual rightie, I'd lean towards the right side anyway
-- it's just that the graphic for the ticket pocket option on the baronboutique website shows it on the left, so it got me a-wonderin'...



Good point. One wouldn't want to appear to be left-leaning.


I use mine for a cell phone, and am left handed, so it fits me well.
 

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I'm left-handed, but still prefer ticket pockets on the right. Jackets just look unbalanced to me with the breast pocket, hip pocket, and a ticket pocket all on the left side. Of course, I keep all exterior pocket sewn closed and only use the interior pockets, so my ticket pockets are nothing more than a fashion detail.
 

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By the way, hidden inner pockets sewn inside the outer pockets hold change and tickets very well. Something to consider if you are looking for functionality and not "style".
 

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Taking my own thread off topic: does anyone have pockets sewn in for their pens? Well, not so much 'pockets' as 'channels', I suppose. I find that a substantial pen often makes the inside pocket sag. Also, I don't like the way a pen tends to shift around in all that space, and it gets in the way and makes the pocket unnecessarily cluttered if I also want to put a handkerchief in there.
 

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Originally Posted by Margaret
Taking my own thread off topic: does anyone have pockets sewn in for their pens? Well, not so much 'pockets' as 'channels', I suppose. I find that a substantial pen often makes the inside pocket sag. Also, I don't like the way a pen tends to shift around in all that space, and it gets in the way and makes the pocket unnecessarily cluttered if I also want to put a handkerchief in there.

I have several RTW suits with interior pen pockets just below the left chest pocket. I was beginning to think it was a standard feature.
 

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Standard pockets that tailors will put in are usually an inner breast pocket on both sides, a pen pocket on left, and lower pokcet on right. You can always ask for more or less.
 

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Originally Posted by thinman
I have several RTW suits with interior pen pockets just below the left chest pocket. I was beginning to think it was a standard feature.

I have them on just a couple of sportscoats I think. I'll have to check when I get home.
 

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Originally Posted by whoopee
Standard pockets that tailors will put in are usually an inner breast pocket on both sides, a pen pocket on left, and lower pokcet on right. You can always ask for more or less.

What's that lower inside supposed to be for? I occasionally use it for change or (horrors) my cell, but I've never been sure what the intended purpose is...
 

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