Suit Construction: Jacket Pockets

Welt Pocket

Welt pocketJetted Pocket

Also known as a Jetted or Besom pocket, the welt pocket is the most formal. It is the most common type of breast pocket, but as a waist pocket, it is most commonly found on dinner jackets. Waist pockets will have a double welt, while the breast pocket will have a single large welt.

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Flap Pocket

Flap Pocket

 

 

Found only on the waist pockets, the flap pocket is found all except the dinner jacket. It is constructed similarly to the jetted pocket, except it has an additional flap covering the lower welt. This flap can be tucked into the pocket, adding some versatility to the jacket.

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Patch Pocket

Patch Pocket Waist Patch pockets Breast

 

 

The most casual pocket, this is formed from a patch of fabric being sewn onto the outside of the jacket. This pocket is typically found on sportcoats and blazers.

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Ticket Pocket

Ticket Pocket

 

 

This is an additional pocket above the waist pocket used for storing small items, like tickets. It falls above patch pockets in the level of formality.

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Pockets

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