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Welted *hip* pockets on a sportcoat?

Palladio

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Are welted pockets ever used for *hip* pockets on a blazer or sportcoat, or is this considered wrong?

I was thinking of this the other day-- I realize that the breast pocket typically would be welted. But, what about the hip ones, to give the jacket a slimmer, more sleek look than a flap or patch pocket (and without using a jetted pocket, which I would think would look out of place on an odd jacket)? Would it work if the welt is taller on the hip than on the breast pocket (say, one-and-one-half times as tall)?
 

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They're fine, but better with flaps. Traditional blazers have patch pockets.

If you're daring consider crescent pockets (which are, of course, welted).
 

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The only hip welt pockets I can recall were on a suit that Partito (a Philly tailor) made for cuffthis.
 

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Hmm... I suspect I misunderstood the OP's language. Apols.
 

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i have seen them a number of times. looked fine.
 

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