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ITT we talk pocketing not meant for general public view. Coin pockets, pen pockets, phone pockets, pockets for breast wallets, and maybe even why the depth of the outside chest pockets varies so.
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The lower pocket shown here is the impetus for the thread. It's on the right side, where I usually see them on the left, presumably for reaching across with the right hand? When below the waist, they ocassionally will lose contents when bent over.

The last coat that I had made had some new design where a pocket was on the inside left, and the opening was aligned with the vertical lining seam. I really haven't used it much, largely because I forget it is there.
 
The lower pocket shown here is the impetus for the thread. It's on the right side, where I usually see them on the left, presumably for reaching across with the right hand? When below the waist, they ocassionally will lose contents when bent over.

I get 4 internal pockets in my jackets. 1 deep one up top on each side, and 1 shallow one down low. I use the left ones a lot more obviously as I am right handed. The top left one gets a card case usually, lower my phone. If I have to stow my shades I'll use one of the right hand pockets.

The original thinking in my pocket layout was card case in one upper pocket, biz cards in the the other upper, phone in one lower, and a free pocket for miscellany like sunglasses. In practice only two or three usually get used. I carry like two or three business cards in my card case so don't used that pocket.
 
have 5 inside pockets: 1 up, 1 down on either side plus a pen pocket on the left. all the same depth, just variations in width. lowers are narrower. uppers are flapped hence the button but i never button and have never deleted that feature. also have a pocket-within-a-pocket on the lower right outside
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have 5 inside pockets: 1 up, 1 down on either side plus a pen pocket on the left. all the same depth, just variations in width. lowers are narrower. uppers are flapped hence the button but i never button and have never deleted that feature. also have a pocket-within-a-pocket on the lower right outside
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I am the same with the pocket flap, lulz. You can see the button on mine in the picture and I have literally never used it other than to unbutton it and tuck it in when I first get the jacket.

No pen pocket for me, I am absolutely scared shitless a pen will leak all over.

Phenomenal lining btw.
 
I love the idea of pen pockets, to keep the thing vertical and precisely located, but the pen bottom always hits my belt when seated and it feels weird. I asked if it could be made higher and was told no.

The coin pocket is something I love. In my experience, one is found in the front right trouser pocket and the lower right outside coat pocket. The real point is presumably to keep small objects from flopping around, but I use it for keys and other stuff that may either cause wear or show an outline. I miss this feature when not present.

I like that my wallet peaks above the pocket for easy reach, but this means that if I ever want to take the coat off and toss it somewhere I risk loss. In the future I'm thinking of some buttoning strap that could go up and over.
 
I am the same with the pocket flap, lulz. You can see the button on mine in the picture and I have literally never used it other than to unbutton it and tuck it in when I first get the jacket.

No pen pocket for me, I am absolutely scared shitless a pen will leak all over.

Phenomenal lining btw.

I've only had a leak once and that is because I did not cap a felt tip. Yikes. Only use ballpoint for pocket now.

Yeah, the won hung lo has a great selection of linings.
 
I love the idea of pen pockets, to keep the thing vertical and precisely located, but the pen bottom always hits my belt when seated and it feels weird. I asked if it could be made higher and was told no.

The coin pocket is something I love. In my experience, one is found in the front right trouser pocket and the lower right outside coat pocket. The real point is presumably to keep small objects from flopping around, but I use it for keys and other stuff that may either cause wear or show an outline. I miss this feature when not present.

I like that my wallet peaks above the pocket for easy reach, but this means that if I ever want to take the coat off and toss it somewhere I risk loss. In the future I'm thinking of some buttoning strap that could go up and over.

Strange, never have that issue with a pen in the pocket and I am a midget
 
I don't think my torso length is outside the norm, that my belt is abnormally high, or that the pocket is unusually located, but it happens. I only carry screw cap fountain pens, as the only clothing mishap I've had was shoving a snap-capped pen in uncapped and nib down. Even then, I still wore the shirt with the faded ink stain.

Does anyone actually use trouser watch pockets, or for that matter waistcoat pockets?
 
None of my jackets have a pen pocket but thinking how handy it would be wish they all had them.
 
It just dawned on me that, with trouser pockets, I can turn them inside out and hand stitch a coin pocket in there myself. I think I may be retrofitting a bunch of old khakis.
 
You wear khakis? :sadwhy:
Today I'm actually in cavalry twill, but the risk factor in the filthy factory that I have to walk through at work is scary for items that would require dry cleaning. There are jeans people and khakis people. I'm a khakis person.
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why dont you call cavalry twill COVERT like all good eyetalians do?

i get two pockets for my jackets
one broader one
and a less broad one

i like those coin pockets but always forget to tell me old taylorze to add them
so i have them on some rtw (eww) trousers
 
Won Hung Lo always puts the coin pocket in my right trouser pocket. I've never asked for it. He also sews spare buttons all over the place in my jackets
 
Won Hung Lo always puts the coin pocket in my right trouser pocket. I've never asked for it. He also sews spare buttons all over the place in my jackets

stop
what is the connection between a kung fu actor and pents?
 
Are you telling a joke? Is there a punch line coming?

Won Hung Lo is the name I imagine of the faceless tailor who actually sews my suits in Hong Kong
 
Are you telling a joke? Is there a punch line coming?

Won Hung Lo is the name I imagine of the faceless tailor who actually sews my suits in Hong Kong
punch in your face
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why dont you call cavalry twill COVERT like all good eyetalians do?
I had not idea they were the same thing. I've only heard covert used to describe the coat.
Won Hung Lo always puts the coin pocket in my right trouser pocket. I've never asked for it. He also sews spare buttons all over the place in my jackets
That would drive me nuts. I guess if they are very cleverly located, you don't notice them. But I've gotten in the habit of chopping extra buttons off of new purchases and tossing in the button jar.
 
I had not idea they were the same thing. I've only heard covert used to describe the coat.

That would drive me nuts. I guess if they are very cleverly located, you don't notice them. But I've gotten in the habit of chopping extra buttons off of new purchases and tossing in the button jar.

It is not actually that bad. I don't even notice them.
 
He might be a degenerate tacky but there's nothing too strange about the inside of the jacket. I'm only looking at a small pic on the tablet but it appears to be a jacket only quarter lined. Self lined just at the front and no lining at sides and back. It also looks to me to hang like it's cotton. I think k the noise you see is just the pockets hanging out, more than likely pulled out for the pose.
 
My half lined stuff all has patch pockets, so I don't know. But wouldn't the pocket either hang from the actual opening or, like trouser pockets, be supported by some higher structural element? The rounded top corner of the pocket lining does not compute to me, except as a way to avoid sharp corners?
 
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I'd like to see the outside of jacket. It might be a ticket pocket?
 
What do youse gents do with bulky car keys when suited up etc? If I have briefcase I clip them in that or onto handle. But without briefcase I'm confussed. I hate their bulk in jacket or trouser pocket. When casual I clip them to my belt loop a la roadie style and I'm happy.

I carry my phone in upper left hand internal pocket usually as I'm right haded and it makes an easy grab. Sometimes I use the outside breast pocket.

Now car "keys" are big bulky electronic gadgets like a computer. I used to often end up holding them in my hands or clipping them temporarily to my suit belt loops - a bad look I know but sometimes security and convenience outweigh maintaining my svelte silhouette. Now I just leave the electronic clicker thing at home and only take a one key and do with out the convenience of the remote button. I actually find that not having the remote button isn't as big a problem as you might initially think. Its not as if opening with the key is a burden. I'm probably showing how old my car is by even having a key system.
 
ha russ - theres you answer you can see how it would hang that way. Still its a bloody deep ticket pocket. Most I've had were shallow. I'm not sure if I have any now.
 
I just looked - I have a ticket pocket on my Cantarelli overcoat. The pockets are patched and flapped but the ticket pocket isn't flapped or patched but edged with brown suede and small opening but very deep pocket. The coat is only 1/4 lined and the bottom of the ticket pocket sits out at an odd angle inside just like (almost exactly I'd say) the one in the photo above. I'd take a photo but the camera batteries are stuffed and I don't seem to have spares.

I just looked at a Corneliani PoW city tweed looking suit I have and it is 1/4 lined too and is only tacked above about 5" up from bottom so you can look in and see the canvas. I can say with some authority in that case it is a "Genuine Floating Canvas"
 
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