The Anderson & Sheppard Expatriates Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by voxsartoria, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Can you stop doing ticket pockets? They're bugging the heck out of me.

    I think that you should get ticket pockets retrofitted on your stuff.


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    What do you put in your ticket pockets, anyway?

    Also, do you ever get suits with jetted pockets? Am I to assume that a jetted ticket pocket is a sort of ridiculousness to be avoided?
     


  3. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    What do you put in your ticket pockets, anyway?

    That's where my cell phone usually goes if I'm not carrying a case.

    Also, do you ever get suits with jetted pockets? Am I to assume that a jetted ticket pocket is a sort of ridiculousness to be avoided?

    The way that the flapped pockets are done on my stuff allow for the flaps to be tucked in just to show the jets, so the effect is the same. I sometimes do that if the mood strikes me.


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  4. dv3

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    Ever consider getting ticket pockets on both sides incase you encounter [​IMG] and he has no place to keep his phone/tickets?
     


  5. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Ever consider getting ticket pockets on both sides incase you encounter [​IMG] and he has no place to keep his phone/tickets?

    Maybe I should just carry a spare jacket.

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  6. eg1

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    That's where my cell phone usually goes if I'm not carrying a case.

    Seems as good a modern use as any -- isn't it a little tricky to reach whilst seated?

    The way that the flapped pockets are done on my stuff allow for the flaps to be tucked in just to show the jets, so the effect is the same. I sometimes do that if the mood strikes me.


    - B


    I wish I had thought of this when I had my suits made up several years ago -- they were all jetted. The pain will be worst when they are orphaned, when they will be more than usually useless ... [​IMG]

    I only just switched over to flaps on a couple of flannel suits in the last two years -- mostly ordering sportcoats now anyway where all my pockets are flapped (pace the breast pockets).
     


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    [​IMG] [click photograph for larger size if you wish] Steed (Edwin DeBoise) SB 3 roll 2.5 bespoke suit in Lesser 9.5/10oz nailhead (for those of you who care, this is a model with the front cut) - B
    I really like this. One of the best I've seen on this threak. Splendid accessorizing too.
     


  8. dv3

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    Maybe I should just carry a spare jacket. - B
    If it's for [​IMG] you may be able to keep it in your ticket pocket, too. ...and +1 on the suit and shoes.
     


  9. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Seems as good a modern use as any -- isn't it a little tricky to reach whilst seated?

    I've never noticed an issue.

    I wish I had thought of this when I had my suits made up several years ago -- they were all jetted. The pain will be worst when they are orphaned, when they will be more than usually useless ... [​IMG]

    I only just switched over to flaps on a couple of flannel suits in the last two years -- mostly ordering sportcoats now anyway where all my pockets are flapped (pace the breast pockets).


    Why worry? I think jetted pockets on suits are quite nice.


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  10. voxsartoria

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    ...and +1 on the suit and shoes.

    I really like this. One of the best I've seen on this threak. Splendid accessorizing too.

    Thank you.

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  11. radicaldog

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    Also, do you ever get suits with jetted pockets? Am I to assume that a jetted ticket pocket is a sort of ridiculousness to be avoided?
    Stupidly I made a bright blue cotton sportscoat with three patch pockets and a tuckable flapped ticket pocket a couple of years ago. Now to minimise the aesthetic damage of the ticket pocket I wear it with the flap tucked, which makes it look like it's jetted. It doesn't look good.
     


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    [​IMG]

    [click photograph for larger size if you wish]

    Steed (Edwin DeBoise) SB 3 roll 2.5 bespoke suit in Lesser 9.5/10oz nailhead (for those of you who care, this is a model with the front cut)


    - B


    Great suit: great cut, great choice of cloth. I even like the ticket pocket. Not a fan of no-break trousers (too obviously contrived for me), but I suppose that when you walk around and wear them for a bit they do end up resting on your shoes a bit
     


  13. voxsartoria

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    Great suit: great cut, great choice of cloth. I even like the ticket pocket. Not a fan of no-break trousers (too obviously contrived for me), but I suppose that when you walk around and wear them for a bit they do end up resting on your shoes a bit

    [​IMG]

    The cuffs are resting on the shoes already...you can see the tiniest bit of break on the trouser line on the left.

    Contrived? I'm unsure what you mean. It would be contrived for you, but since my habits are largely rooted in the American collegiate/Ivy style background, full breaking trousers would be rather (and literally) alien. There's got to be a bit of boyishness.

    I'll trot this out again: this old G. Bruce Boyer quotation from Eminently Suitable summarizes what I like best:

    "The English writer Arnold Bennett used to say that his tailor advised him that trousers should 'shiver' on the shoe but not break."

    Exactly.

    I'm not wearing suspenders today, so I suspect some imperfection of length will yet creep in from time to time during the day...[​IMG]


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    [​IMG] Contrived? I'm unsure what you mean. It would be contrived for you, but since my habits are largely rooted in the American collegiate/Ivy style background, full breaking trousers would be rather (and literally) alien. There's got to be a bit of boyishness. I'll trot this out again: this old G. Bruce Boyer quotation from Eminently Suitable summarizes what I like best: "The English writer Arnold Bennett used to say that his tailor advised him that trousers should 'shiver' on the shoe but not break." Exactly.
    Fair enough. I suppose this has something to do with globalisation. The more international style that is becoming increasingly prevalent (basically a cross of Caraceni and Henry Poole silhouettes, but closer to the former) makes anything more local stand out quite a bit -- but you're right that I'm viewing your pictures out of context. Another way to consider whether this looks contrived would be to think of it in terms of how difficult it is to achieve a good no-break trouser silhouette. Your trouser length, and consequently the waist fit, need to be right within 1/4 of an inch; whereas with a break there is a wider range of tolerable length/waist fit--which makes the wearer look more careless, in a good way (in my book, that is).
     


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    The quarters of that coat are too closed for Style Forum.
     


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