Sunday, December 16, 2012
Been meaning to talk about how much I love them on odd jackets, such as the tweed seen here. Patch pockets are pockets that sit on the outside of the jacket rather than the inside. Flap pockets have a flap.
Perfect for those days when you're hunting pheasant and your beaters are doing their work some yards ahead of you. You can't be seen wearing a bandolier of shotgun shells; that sort of affectation is for people like Pancho Villa, people who are forced to use even their clothing as a political statement. Instead, shove as many rounds as you can carry into these pockets. Let them bulge. Use them.
A bit too casual for court around here, although there's at least one extremely dapper lawyer in the Tidewater area who wears, with chinos, a three-roll-two navy odd jacket made out of a heavier wool material with two patch-flap pockets and a patch pocket on the chest. I find it epic. Just goes to show that a person wearing well-tailored pants, shone shoes, an appropriate tie, and an obviously well-designed and well-loved jacket has the capacity to outdress a person wearing a suit.