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How To Choose A Pocket For Your Suit Or Sports Coat

Today we're diving deep into the world of jacket pockets. The type of pocket you choose for your jacket can significantly impact its overall look and feel. Let's explore three popular pocket styles to help you make the perfect choice.

1. Flap Pockets: Classic Elegance

First up, we have the timeless flap pocket. This is the most standard pocket style found on the majority of suits. It features a small piece of fabric flapped over the pocket itself, creating a clean and crisp appearance. Flap pockets are commonly seen on business suits and exude a sense of formality. However, keep in mind that for individuals with a larger hip or midsection, flap pockets may add some visual weight to this area, potentially not achieving a desired look.

2. Jetted Pockets: Refined Sophistication

Next, let's talk about jetted pockets, which are the dressiest and cleanest option. Jetted pockets are ideal for those who prefer a sleek, minimalistic look or who have a larger seat or midsection. They offer a cleaner appearance as they are constructed to be minimally seen. This pocket style is often favored for tuxedos and formal suits. 

3. Patch Pockets: Casual and Relaxed

Finally, we have patch pockets, and I'm sporting one right now. These pockets are the epitome of casual and relaxed style. Patch pockets consist of a piece of fabric that is quite literally sewn onto the jacket, similar to what you'd find on the back of jeans. The casual nature of patch pockets makes them a fantastic choice for dressing down a jacket, giving it more of a sports coat vibe. They're great for those who prefer a laid-back, easygoing look.

While flap, jetted, and patch pockets are the most common choices, there are other exciting pocket styles like ticket pockets and much more. If you would like to see examples of a couple other styles or need further assistance, please book an appointment and we can show you first hand!


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