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The Patch Pocket Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Slewfoot, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. dunga

    dunga Senior member

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    Patch pockets are very kewl right now.
    Here's a fun one I found on The London Lounge site. [​IMG]
    This one could have better pattern matching but the buttons are a good lewk.
     
  2. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Those rounded patch pockets just look bad to my eye. Especially the breast pockets. I'd rock a flapped pocket before one of those.

    Nah son...you have to picture it in the context of the larger coat, not just those pics.

    The overly squared pockets look bad on...looks way too 2-dimensional on a 3-dimensional coat.
     
  3. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    The overly squared pockets look bad.

    +1
     
  4. dunga

    dunga Senior member

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    The key to rocking a patch pocket is that you're rocking the patch. The particular shape doesn't matter. Just the fact that it is patch and not slash or flap is what makes it so kewl.
     
  5. apropos

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    The overly squared pockets look bad on...looks way too 2-dimensional on a 3-dimensional coat.
    Actually, IRL there is hardly one iota of difference when in movement between all these different patch pockets.
     
  6. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Actually, IRL there is hardly one iota of difference when in movement between all these different patch pockets.

    No doubt but the boxiness would bother the hell out of me when standing still in front of the mirror.
     
  7. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    There was a good discussion of patch pockets in the A&S thread

    '36 was a good vintage for patch pockets.

    Some points of view from tailors I have worked with.
    Keep the front pocket edge on the line of the plaid (when using plaid cloth)for a clean line.
    Shape the front edge of the patch pocket to mirror the curve of the front quarter
    Have the lower curved edge reflect the shape of the roundness of the fronts at the bottom where the front curves into the hem
    Shape the front pocket edge straighter on a DB because of the straight line of the fronts.
    Make them curvy/swervy and a point of interest all on their own regardless of the jacket lines or cloth pattern.
    Place them close to the hem, farther from the hem or "just right"
    Make them elongated
    Make them squatty, short and wide
    Flap them, don't flap them
    Make the back height a touch higher than the front
    Make the front height a touch higher than the back
    Give the top line a crescent shape
    Make the corners square not round
    Make them with inverted pleats
    Make them with box pleats
    Make them bellows style
     
  8. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Another Chan. I asked Patrick to follow the curvature of the quarters

    [​IMG]
     
  9. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Birds of a feather...

    Yep - same Breanish as Slewfoot
     
  10. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Did I see you yesterday?

    [​IMG]
     
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    518aata Senior member

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    Resurrecting an old thread, I recently came across this interesting patch pocket sport coat from Crittenden. I saw Chris Despos' list of patch pocket features, including:

    "Make them with inverted pleats
    Make them with box pleats
    Make them bellows style"

    but until I saw this jacket, I don't think I've ever seen this feature.

    What do you think of it?

    Lower pockets:

    [​IMG]

    Breast pocket:

    [​IMG]
     
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  13. 518aata

    518aata Senior member

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    Anyone want to offer an opinion on this style?
     
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  14. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Senior member

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    That's an inverted pleat patch pocket.
     
  15. 518aata

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    Thanks. But what do you think of this style/feature? I'm on the fence myself, but it could just be because I haven't seen it before.
     
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    I cannot even express how glad I am that someone bumped this thread, and how sad I am that it's only three pages.
     
  17. bboysdontcryy

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    The inverted pleats on that coat is stylistic, and probably not functional.

    I prefer mine with flaps, and I do cram my coat pocket with stuff.


    Not that many variations on patch pockets eh?
     
  18. havingaraveup

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    But, but, all the different fabrics all look, different. Idk I've sat through my monet coffee table book many times over, I haven't thrown it away yet haha.
     
  19. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The one of mine posted above (with the button) is really a bellows pocket and is functional, though the top corners are tacked down.
     
  20. bboysdontcryy

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    It was the tacks, and how the pleats on the breast pocket were so close together that actually made me think that it wasn't functional and decorative.

    Were these details found on a RTW garment? Am only guessing so because of that tag in the pocket. I saw some jacket at J Crew once that looked like it had a bi-swing back and then found out it was faux. LOL. Must have influenced my opinion regarding such details on RTW garments from then on.
     

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