Suit Jacket Pocket Styles | Patch, Flap, Jetted Pockets


Next to the fabric and type of lapel
that you choose, nothing influences the overall style and formality of a suit
than the type of pocket you have. What’s up, guys? I’m Brian Sacawa, you’re watching
He Spoke Style, and today a quick guide to suit jacket pocket styles. So there
are three main types of pocket styles [MUSIC] So there are three main types of pocket styles that you will see on suit jackets. Patch
pockets. Flap pockets. And jetted pockets. Between the three, they run the gamut
from casual to formal. So I’m going to walk you through each style, give you the
overall effect of each pocket style, and finally, give you some advice to help you
choose what style of pocket is right for you. First, we have patch pockets. Now
patch pockets are the most casual option for a suit. They’re called patch pockets
because the pocket is sewn on to the outside of the jacket, much like a patch.
This will make a less clean line when you’re looking at the jacket than if you
had the pocket sewn on the inside. Nothing wrong with that. It just has the
effect of taking some of the formality out of the suit. Now because they are
more casual, patch pockets are a great option for a sport coat or blazer,
especially one in tweed or cotton. But with the right fabric they can also be a
great option for a suit, like hopsack. This will help make your suit more
versatile, especially when you are considering wearing the jacket as a
separate. Next up are flap pockets. Flap pockets
are a very versatile, middle-of-the-road, and conservative pocket style. They kind
of straddle that formal and casual line, which make them the most common type of
pocket that you see. Flap pockets are very versatile. They look great whether
that’s on a business suit or if you’re wearing a jacket as a separate. Overall,
the flap pocket is the most conservative pocket style out there. They look great
in just about any situation. And final piece of advice is that if you are
getting your first made to measure suit I would advise you to go with flap
pockets simply because they are so versatile. Finally, we have jetted pockets.
Now jetted pockets are the most formal pocket style. Pretty much the exact
opposite of patch pockets, both in terms of the overall style effect and
construction. While a patch pocket is 100 percent external to the body of the jacket, the
jetted pocket is almost entirely internal, which has the effect of keeping
the lines of the jacket much cleaner and sleeker. If we’re talking about a tuxedo
or a dinner jacket, jetted pockets are a must. It is possible to have regular
suit with jetted pockets. Just be aware that it is going to make the suit feel
more formal. So those are the three types of pocket styles that you most commonly see
on suit jackets, sport coats, and blazers. Pretty easy to remember. Patch pockets
are more casual. Flap pockets, the most conservative and versatile. And jetted
pockets, the most formal. Leave your comments below. Thumbs up if you liked
this video. Hit that subscribe button. And until next, time thanks for watching and
stay tailored.

48 thoughts on “Suit Jacket Pocket Styles | Patch, Flap, Jetted Pockets

  1. Just a thought that popped up but as far as I know, the pockets aren't supposed to be used right? If so, would it be okay to get a jacket without any pockets (besides the top one for the pocket square)?

  2. I think slanted flap pockets are a lot more flattering, elegant and practical than horizontal flap pockets.

  3. I don't really like the flap pockets, don't know why, it just looks out of place for me, but it is the most popular style, indeed. Patch and jetted all the way!

  4. I think flap pockets are the best since you have the option to tuck the flap into the pocket for a sleek formal look as well. Great Video!

  5. always a pleasure to watch. was hoping u would talk about the choice between straight and slanted pockets…

  6. Thanks for the great video. But I've never had functional pockets on a suit, just the flap. Partly because of my low budget, but they just didn't seem to be in style. Now I know to ask.

  7. What a great learning exercise Brian. I never knew about jetted pockets….I really appreciate the education on this topic.

  8. I'm not much for the patch pocket for myself but the jacket that you are showing, the patch looks good. I like the presentation and info always nice to hear from you. I do have a unrelated question, can you tell me where you got your plain brown suede loafers? I am not looking for brown necessarily but I can't find a plain loafer, everything has a tassel or and I want plain.

  9. You should make a video about why people become jealous when one dresses nice. You are very smart. Well read. 5*

  10. Hey Brian – great video – short – sharp and to the point = EXCELLENT
    Suggest covering all the other features of Suits and pants – would be great – keep in the same format – no waffle – just straight talk.

  11. Good informative video, nice! I have a question: what tie goes good with a navy suit? I graduate in a week and plan to wear a navy suit with a white shirt and a tie. Havent bought a tie yet, and dont really now what goes good with it. It will be my first tie as well, so I want it to be versatile, so I can wear it with many outfits.

  12. Serious question, not trolling or being a smartass: What about no pockets? Is a pocketless jacket more formal than Jetted pockets?
    Thanks Brian

  13. Would you do jetted pockets on a fitted but casual mtm linen jacket just for the cool juxtaposition?

  14. Love your look, Brian! Really digging how you paired a super formal watch (Tank solo I presume?) with a casual t-shirt

  15. Short and straight to the point. Brilliant. I am New to your channel and been so impressed.
    Trying to make time and go through your past videos. 💯

  16. Hi, first off I enjoy the channel. I recently purchased a linen suit with patch pockets. I took it in to have the jacket shortened. This note means that the pockets will be almost to the bottom of the jacket. Is that an ok look or should I have them moved up? Hopefully my question is clear. Thanks

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