NIn my opinion all men should carry purses instead of having pockets!!!😡
If you count how many pockets are in a suit it's mind boggling! On the jacket there are a minimum of FIVE count them FIVE pockets; 2 on the inside, 2 on the outside and an extra breast pocket just in case you didn't have enough fun putting in the rest!!! Now there is an extra pocket on top of the front pocket on the right side just for good measure. Guess what the front pockets have to add to the mix: A FLAP TO COVER THE POCKET OPENING ONE WORKS SO HARD TO PERFECT!!!
Now lets talk about the pants they have 2 front pockets, 2 back pockets and some even have a pocket within a pocket for change, REALLY? FOUR POCKETS AND AN EXTRA ONE IS NEEDED FOR CHANGE! 😡
So the total pockets can range from 9 at a minimum to 11 or 12 at a maximum, do you know how much work it is to install all those freaking pockets?! 😡
Do I sound angry? Well I am angry at myself for going against my better judgement 😡
I made the pants back pockets with one welt and a hidden button, yes they have buttons too and a tab that needs to be made instead of a simple buttonhole! They looked amazing 😀 went in like a charm!
The jacket pockets had two welts as is the traditional method on suits knowing the wearer would prefer this instead of doing something different. I DO NOT LIKE THE TWO WELTS they always seem to remain open and there is no way of making them close completely. So against my better judgement I persevered and finished the pockets for the fitting. I fit the wearer and liked the pockets even less! Andrew was very gentlemanly and deferred to me to decide on the pockets as he didn't really see an issue with them "they're pockets" he said shrugging his shoulders.....
I took the pockets apart yesterday and then realized I should have taken a picture of the before...... Oh well I took pix today. Anyway it took forever to take the freaking pockets apart, once apart I'm left with the opening, this is not a task for the faint of heart to attempt especially when the fabric is over $300 per yard!!!
Today after working constantly for over THREE hours I finally have the pockets done they way I feel they should be done! Now I'm happy with them!
Do you see why all men should carry purses for all their stuff?! It would make life sooooo much easier for tailors! 😄
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"