I’m of the traditionalist school that doesn’t like hoods at all! That said, one of the thing I like about this time-machine of a thread, is that it points out to me that there were some pretty bold styles back then. (Patterned trousers, funky shoes, knickers.) Much riskier than I would have thought the 50s to be. Some pretty crazy stuff, really. I approve.... even if I wouldn’t wear some of it personally.
The first time that I came across the term besom pockets was when the tailor, who was making my formal dinner jacket, (tux) asked me the same. He explained that besom pockets, are pockets that are cut into a garment, rather than being sewn on. They generally have reinforced edging or piping along the slit of pocket as seen here on my jacket.That suit is drop-dead sharp!
Will you also request besom pockets?