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Trouser Pockets

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by water, Nov 5, 2004.

  1. water

    water Senior member

    Jan 19, 2004
    Can anyone provide me with a brief overview of trouser pocket styles?

    I am thinking of asking Ricky (Jantzen) to make a pair of trousers for me. I would be looking for a slim fitting, flat front pair with a slight taper. However, I want to avoid the "pocket wings" which often occur with flat fronts that have regular side pockets.

    Thoughts? I kind of like the style of pockets that sit on the front of the trousers just below the waist band...
  2. Get Smart

    Get Smart Senior member

    Oct 27, 2004
    A town called Malice
    the kind of trouser you described is pretty much all i wear

    i like the pockets to be "frog mouthed" which is what i think yer describing, where the opening is somewhat parallel to the waistline (albeit at a slight angle)...that's the preferred pocket for them
  3. j

    j Senior member Admin

    Feb 17, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    I think the pocket wings are mostly a problem of fit rather than cut, though it may be dependent on your body type as well. Check this link (didn't want to drain their bandwidth by linking the pic) for illustrated pocket styles.
  4. Leo Jay

    Leo Jay Senior member

    Sep 28, 2004
    Why trouser pockets anyway?  Putting anything in them, including your hands, just ruins the line -- particularly with flat-fronts.
  5. raley

    raley Senior member

    May 22, 2004
    Which brands are good for this style, if I may ask?
  6. mrburb

    mrburb Member

    Jul 4, 2004
    For Plain Front pants, this is my experience - the "Top Pockets" which are described as 1/8th, 1/4, etc - always seem to hang out a little more than I would like. They are also more in danger of showing the pocket liner when I sit down. This obviously sucks which the liner is a contrast color - like white. This could be a fit problem (however, I am in fairly good shape) - or the various makers did not have enough fabric down into the pocket. I typically think that side-seam pockets are the best - but I would like to have other opinions as well.
  7. Horace

    Horace Senior member

    Sep 28, 2004
    This is an important point. Whenever having trousers made, I always request same color for pocket liner -- though it usually doesn't matter because tailor usually puts enough fabric down there as you suggest.
  8. Giona Granata

    Giona Granata Senior member

    Oct 6, 2004
    I know and like two kind of tailored pockets; in either case the pockets do not flap as you sit. [​IMG] This one is the case in which the construction of the trousers is brought forward with the side stitched line of them. The pocket is made using the stitching itself. [​IMG] In this case the pocket is made by opening the trouser on the side - forward. This is more complex, I think, for the tailor to make and a little bit more precious. This type is more comfortable in my opinion. You do not usually find this types in trouser that are made industrially.

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