wrongly placed pocket on my Highwayman!

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Mark, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. repo

    repo Familiar Face

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    I have a Highwayman with pockets on both sides and now the resulting creases and popper showing through (it was bought a number of years ago from the sale page). I don't think it makes much difference which side it is on.
     
  2. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    Generally, personal issues with a maker are better dealt with on a one-to-one basis than on an open board - as a Mod would tell you if they were here.
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2014
  3. cloudylemonade

    cloudylemonade A-List Customer

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    Thanks Mark... I've emailed you explaining why there's been a delay in getting back to you, I'm waiting for word from production about the feasibility of some of your requests.

    I'll add there was no irritation in my previous mail, merely pointing out that these problems are exactly the reasons we do discourage people from requesting inside pockets! Just an explanation, not bad feeling.
     
  4. Steve27752

    Steve27752 One of the Regulars

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    Unfortunatly, it is down to you for not specifying the pocket placement.
     
  5. Mark

    Mark Practically Family

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    I'm glad of that Holly as I always appreciate your time and customer care and am very much aware you likely have far more pressing matters to deal with. Thank you.
     
  6. Mark

    Mark Practically Family

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    Yes I know have said so more than once! My post is not a complaint against Aero, my fault entirely!
     
  7. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    All I'll say is that had I made a similarly vague request of my tailor or shirt maker I would have been contacted for clarification before work had begun.
     
  8. Mark

    Mark Practically Family

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    Yes, I kind of agree, a quick call/email to clarify with me would have saved a lot of bother. I can't help think production would have known the consequences of a pocket under a pocket! However, must accept my responsibility. Hopefully Holly will sort out for me and perhaps my experience may help Aero and other customers in the future to avoid this problem.
     
  9. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Must have been specced by aomebody... the standard for that model is no inside pockets.
     
  10. scrawlysteve

    scrawlysteve One of the Regulars

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    Right...clearly he was either a southpaw or a time-traveller who happened upon these posts in 2013....he'll be disappointed when he comes back to collect it.....
     
  11. zebedee

    zebedee One Too Many

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    My highwayman had one of its two inner pockets behind the outer breast pocket. All the jackets I have ever bought have had that arrangement. The creases that result are fairly normal, and the thing is, after all, a utility piece as opposed to a fashion item. Subsequent aeros I have ordered I have asked for the inner pockets to be excluded- I rarely use them and prefer less weight. Your best bet is probably getting the snaps removed and the pocket 'lip' cut out and replaced with a hard-wearing material lip. In items this expensive, specification is key.
     
  12. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    Yes but since most here don't use the jacket for its intended purpose it qualifies as the later.
     
  13. zebedee

    zebedee One Too Many

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    It would be interesting to find out what 'fixes' are available- it's only my view, but I reckon that fqhh is too heavy a hide for inner pockets- at least if an uncreased outer appearance is desired. My one Aero steer hide with inner pockets has not developed any external creasing, but I do not know if this is due to the hide or not.
     
  14. Peacoat

    Peacoat Bartender Bartender

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    A lot of the steer is heavier than the FQHH. Neither is too heavy for an interior pocket--in my opinion. I have the interior pockets on both heavy steer and FQHH, with no problems.
     
  15. Vespizzare

    Vespizzare A-List Customer

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    I feel your pain. My M200 from Johnson Leather has only one inside pocket and it's on the right side only because I remembered to request it that way. I've had plenty of suits and sport coats and the default inside pocket placement is to the left. I'm glad I remembered to request a right inside pocket because, for some reason, it's more natural for me to pull the jacket open with my right (dominant) hand and reach in with the left.
    I have a jacket coming at the end of this month. This time I went for two (horizontal) inside pockets (with snaps), for wallet and cell.
    For what it's worth, I hardly ever use the outside chest pocket anyway, so the whole "bulge" issue is moot.
     
  16. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    When I spoke to Alan at Johnson Leather he said the default inside pocket position is on the opposite side of the chest pocket. That's certainly how mine came and I didn't ask for this. I personally don't mind which side it's on.
     
  17. thor

    thor One Too Many

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    That old phrase, "the devil is in the details" comes to mind. Just try to enjoy the jacket as-is and don't worry about the pocket. Wear it in good health.
     
  18. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    I prefer the version, "God is in the details." Somehow it seems more positive. I picture an artisan grimacing as he works in the former and smiling as he works in the later.
     
  19. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Mn. I've got inside pockets in both my fqhh jackets, and never had a problem or any show through (though in truth, I don't think that would bother me anyhow).
     
  20. thor

    thor One Too Many

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    I think it's the use of FQHH trim on the inside pocket that contributes to any "show-through" of the pocket outline. Horizontal or vertical, if the trim is thick, stiff FQHH, eventually the indent or "ghost" outline of the inner pocket could start to show over time (and use).
    If one were truly concerned about pocket trim "show-through", I suppose one option is to request a thinner leather (goatskin?) trim around an inner pocket, or even opting for cloth (cotton or canvas) trim.
     

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