Ticket pocket on navy suit

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  1. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    I am considering adding a ticket pocket to my favourite navy suit. It adds some interest to an otherwise plain suit. I use it for business, but it also doubles up as a sports jacket when I am travelling (I have horn buttons on them).

    What are your thoughts about ticket pocket on lounge suit?
     


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    I like it but, don't know if it could be done.
     


  3. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    I've seen it done on casual/lounge/designer suits and it looks fine, but I would be concerned about being able to match the exact shade of navy. Would be extra hard if the suit has been dry cleaned or worn more than a handful of times.
     


  4. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    This is a new suit that has not be cleaned yet, and I have some surplus cloth lying around, so matching is no issue.

    I am concerned about appropriateness.....
     


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    jml90 Senior member

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    It would be fine IMHO
     


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    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    Tuerney1 Well-Known Member

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    It depends on your business environment, but in 90+% of cases I think it would be fine. And I think ticket pockets are fun. [​IMG]
     


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    They're a nice touch, but are also a nice bonus if you're thin, as they bulk up the torso a bit. (This and other helpful features are touched upon in Manton's The Suit.)
     


  9. lakewolf

    lakewolf Senior member

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    I have it made to a jacket with the cloth cut from the trousers when the hems were done. It can be done by a good tailor and adds a nice touch.
     


  10. GBR

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    Need to be a good tailor to capture the exact style of the existing.
     


  11. Joel_Cairo

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    They're a nice touch, but are also a nice bonus if you're thin, as they bulk up the torso a bit. (This and other helpful features are touched upon in Manton's The Suit.)

    If he just wants the look, couldn't he not have a lined pocket put in, but just the appearance of a pocket?
     


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    God forbid, what if something goes wrong? If it was my favorite jacket, I would't touch it.
     


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    I have a suit with ticket pocket from WW Chan. I wouldn't order all my suits with ticket pockets, but I like the style (especially since I look for every trick in the book to make me look bulkier!).
     


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