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#1 hymo

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 01:15 AM

I'm giving a linen jacket project priority over a navy DB I posted about earlier.

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My tailor has little experience with patch pockets, so I was thinking of coming up with my own ideas to discuss with him. Left pocket is the hip pocket. As you can see, it's somewhat hacking. Right pocket is the breast pocket. They have not yet been scaled to the right measurements, and are merely concept studies.

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Comments are most welcome.

#2 J. Maclochlainn

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 03:32 AM

This is all I could think of....


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They look fine to me, not sure what you need feed back on.
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Posted 01 April 2010 - 03:56 AM

I do not have a significant experience in patch pockets either, but for the time being, I always design them in relation to the general silhouette of the garment (and its intended use). Those designs look fine to me, but I cannot say anything about the bottom curve without seeing the coat they will be sewn on...
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Posted 01 April 2010 - 04:16 AM

That's what I was thinking, without knowing the style the coat will be made up in it is hard to really give you an honest answer on pocket shapes.
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Posted 01 April 2010 - 07:40 AM

Personally, I prefer patch pockets to not be so rounded - I'd keep the sides straighter for a bit further and start the curve further down, but it is your jacket and to your taste-

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 09:07 AM

For my money, I would follow the short grain across the top of the pocket. Creating a curved hem at the top pocket edge increases its chance of drooping.

Also, I would not mix different shapes. The breast patch pocket should be a scaled down version of the lower front pockets. Otherwise, the observer's eye will be confused and it will read as if the tailor made a mistake.
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Posted 01 April 2010 - 03:28 PM

Those are very insightful comments, thank you all. Independently of them, I've made further progress. The parti, to use architectural parlance, is "organic shapes".

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I've sketched the rough outline of a jacket to help me visualize them together.

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 12:26 AM

Still can't bring myself to liking it. I'm looking for some sort of symmetry, equality, whatever you want to call it. The hip pocket should resonate with the line of the quarters, the pockets should have some sort of similarity. Harmony, man! :)
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Posted 03 April 2010 - 03:46 AM

I think I've found the combo I like best. Martin, you will have misgivings about it. I played with several more pocket variations. I even tried reverse-hacking pockets, but found them difficult on the eye. I've already plotted the 1:1 scale drawings to bring to the tailor, but like all design work, I may need to make revisions to them during the fittings.

Here are some combos I considered:
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Posted 03 April 2010 - 04:05 AM

I think I've found the combo I like best. Martin, you will have misgivings about it. I played with several more pocket variations. I even tried reverse-hacking pockets, but found them difficult on the eye. I've already plotted the 1:1 scale drawings to bring to the tailor, but like all design work, I may need to make revisions to them during the fittings.

Here are some combos I considered:
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So...... which of those do you prefer.....?
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Posted 03 April 2010 - 04:35 AM

I'd go for B, but make the bottom of the lower pocket follow more the line of the coat's hem (less round).

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 05:30 AM

I concur, but then again I have no fashion sense :Big Grin:
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Posted 03 April 2010 - 11:50 AM

So...... which of those do you prefer.....?

None of the three. I liked the one I posted at the top best.

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 06:03 PM

None of the three. I liked the one I posted at the top best.


Oh noooes! I'm being trolled!!!
Hey, it's a matter of style, taste, preference. Go with what you like best, my opinion is only that. And they're patch pockets: if after a while you realise that you don't like them, your tailor can take them off and put new ones on. (He will be very happy to do that :Big Grin:
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Posted 17 April 2010 - 04:00 PM

I went for the second fitting yesterday. I really like the colour.

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 10:34 AM

Any pics?
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Posted 18 April 2010 - 12:28 PM

Any pics?


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Posted 20 April 2010 - 09:57 AM

I'll be collecting it this Saturday. I'll try to post pics.




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