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No ticket pocket. Why hacking pockets on a charcoal tropical weight suit?
Will does a traditional English cut that is similar to Henry Poole. My understanding is that hacking pockets (the ones that are slightly slanted) are a traditional English style characteristic. I hope I didn't screw that up.
 

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Hacking pockets or ticket pocket, not both.

Some may suggest that hacking pockets only belong on a sportcoat, to preserve the connection to hunting and riding (aka 'hacking').
 

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I agree with this but I have no idea why.
Me either! Mostly it makes me feel Old World and then I love answering the usual questions from younger dudes on why I have a weird little extra pocket.
 

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Are hacking pockets (15 degree angle--so very slight) okay on a more formal suit in a charcoal color? To me, it seems like a sort of subtle mark of the British suit style's roots, without being too obnoxious (i.e. 45 degree hacking pockets).
 

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Are hacking pockets (15 degree angle--so very slight) okay on a more formal suit in a charcoal color?
Hacking pockets not formal, very Country. Neat but casual. Ticket pocket better, as @imatlas mentioned, with normal flap pockets.
 

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Thank you for the advice, everyone. If it's not too late, I'm going to check with Will and see if I can change it to straight flap pockets. But now the question--do I add the ticket pocket? Attached is the fabric. The ticket pocket is a characteristic English style feature, right?
 

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Thank you for the advice, everyone. If it's not too late, I'm going to check with Will and see if I can change it to straight flap pockets. But now the question--do I add the ticket pocket? Attached is the fabric.
If you can change to straight flap pockets, get the ticket pocket! It stands out just a little bit without being trendy or anachronistic.
 

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Thank you for the advice, everyone. If it's not too late, I'm going to check with Will and see if I can change it to straight flap pockets. But now the question--do I add the ticket pocket? Attached is the fabric. The ticket pocket is a characteristic English style feature, right?
Yes, ticket pockets are very British and will look fine on your Birdseye fabric. I had a Paul Stuart Phineas Cole winter suit in a similar fabric. It had a ticket pocket that worked very well. Looks good if you can bring in the waist as well.
 

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