Suit Pockets: What Goes Where?

January 17th, 2013

Stashing your daily carry in properly-suited pockets can:

1. Avoid bulkiness and keep a lean silhouette

2. Keep you organized

3. Maintain the integrity of your jacket and lengthen its lifespan



  • Brandon

    Money clips are sadly not an option for me since I live in Japan. The smallest money domination that comes in bill form is 1000 yen (over $10). And you get tons of coins, coins and more coins, 1 yen, 5, yen, 10 yen, 100 yen and 500 yen. So big bulky wallet it is.

  • Ed

    This is why blazers are the shit. Girls have purses for their stuff, guys have blazers. But Dan, how’d you forget the hip flask? this is a must

  • Andy Collier

    I’ve never understood jackets with sewn shut pockets….

    • Dan Trepanier

      Typically they’re sewn shut by the tailor/manufacturer to hold their shape until sale. You’re supposed to open them!

      Unless it’s a cheap jacket, in which case those may not be pockets at all.

  • RJ

    Are trouser pockets ornamental? I keep slim critical things like cards and keys in front trouser pockets where they are very hard to lose or steal. And that system works 365 days a year – nobody has a jacket all the time.

    • Dan Trepanier

      Of course not. This is just for fun, really. Everyone has their own carry, and their own pockets.

      Let’s not take this too literally, or seriously.

      • Jimmy_Johansen

        This is almost exactly what I put into all of my pockets in the exact same way. Only I keep the card case in my trouser pockets.

  • Jake

    lol, i think this is the first time i’ve ever heard a cellphone called a “celly”. interesting.

  • Kristopher

    Sad face cigarettes had me. Not ballin enough for the money clip just yet. Kind of defeats the purpose when you’ve only got one 20 in it. Oh god…

  • ben rosen

    great post, i love the short, informational, informal posts. keep it up.

  • John

    I’m not a smoker myself, but I believe that you also need a lighter!

    What’s that piece of fabric that connects the two vents?

    • Dan Trepanier

      Damn. I knew I forgot something! Shows that I’m not a routine smoker either. I’m sure there could have been countless more items.

      A vent strap – keeps them closed.


    • Jake

      Naw matches all the way.. way more classy!