The Patch Pocket Thread

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

  1. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Is this a previous London Lounge commission? Excellent stuff regardless.

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    Thanks David it is. One of my favourite from London Lounge, the weight is perfect for the Sydney winter.
     


  3. Slewfoot

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    Very nice. I've never been a big purple guy, but it works well with that fabric.

    I also like the mini interior patch pocket as an extra kick. I did that for my blue linen jacket and find it a very fun detail.
     


  4. Eustace Tilley

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    WW Chan (house style)
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    Great fabric. Where is it from?
     


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    Very nice. I've never been a big purple guy, but it works well with that fabric.

    I also like the mini interior patch pocket as an extra kick. I did that for my blue linen jacket and find it a very fun detail.


    The windowpanes are actually blue in IRL, the colours didn't come out too right in the image. The mini pockets is neat fits my iphone perfectly.
     


  6. dunga

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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.
     


  7. TRINI

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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.
     


  8. Eustace Tilley

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    The overly squared pockets look bad.

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  9. dunga

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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.
     


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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.
     


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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.
     


  12. gdl203

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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
     


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

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    Birds of a feather...

    Yep - same Breanish as Slewfoot
     


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    Did I see you yesterday?

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