The outside ticket pocket - Zink & Sons Sydney Tailors | Bespoke Tailored Suits & Shirts, Wedding Suits, Men's Tailors
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The outside ticket pocket

When I mention this pocket at a first fitting, or when clients have seen these small pockets on other suits, the most common response is “what is it for?”.

Well , these days the ticket pocket is more for looks and style but historically it was used by men who rode on horse back (before cars), for quick and easy accessibility to coins at toll booths etc.

Traditionally, it was also used by businessmen commuting on the train to the city where he would be able to easily store his train ticket.

Today, the ticket pocket is used mainly for aesthetic purposes. It can be added to straight flap pockets or slanted flap pockets.

We also have an option for jetted ticket pockets (without the flap). The outside ticket pocket is very popular as a bespoke addition to business suits but equally can create a distinct edge to sports jackets.