What is a train ticket pocket?


Have you ever wondered what is a train ticket pocket on jackets? It’s called a train ticket pocket, or ticket pocket. The pocket has been making it’s appearance more often on men’s jackets and blazers over the last few years but it made it’s debut closer to the 1800s. The common opinion is that the ticket pockets’ origin is the early days of train travel in the UK. Frequent train riders needed a pocket that allowed for easy access of their train tickets. Having the pocket slightly higher on the jacket made it easily accessible while sitting down or keeping the jacket buttoned.

Some modern day ticket pockets are just for show and simply a flap. Personally I’m a fan of honesty in clothing and prefer a functioning pocket. While not many of us these days need a pocket for an actual train ticket, the pocket still serves a modern day purpose. It is perfectly sized for business cards, change, or that quickly accessible cash for the cab. Not to mention having a ticket pocket is a great head turner and conversation starter.

How to care for your ties in 3 ways


An all silk, hand-sewn tie will last many years if proper care is given to it and some simple guidelines are followed. Read these simple instructions on how to care for your ties.

1) Untying your tie
 Always untie the knot in your neckwear each time you wear your tie.  Leaving the tie knotted may cause permanent wrinkles and will make it more difficult to vary your knot style.  When you untie your necktie, simply reverse the tying procedure and avoid pulling the small end through the knot.  Light wrinkles may be removed by using a steam iron, but do not allow the iron to touch the fabric.

2) Cleaning your tie
If your tie requires dry cleaning, be sure to choose a company that has experience and a good reputation in neckwear care.  If you stain your tie while wearing it, always blot the stain rather than rubbing it. Often a clean cloth and a small amount of seltzer water can go a long ways when you’re in a pinch. If your tie has to be slightly pressed, specify that it be hand pressed using just steam.

3) Storing your tie
To store a tie simply drape it over a hanger or around the collar of the outfit you plan to wear. Be careful never to fold or crease your ties. When traveling lightly roll up each tie and pack carefully. Once you arrive at your destination unroll your ties and hang over your outfit to allow any creases to work themselves out.

Don’t know how to tie a tie? Take a look at our How to Tie a Tie Guide »

How to tie a tie guide

Don’t know how to tie a necktie? Fear not, we are here to help. Use these simple instructions as a guide to tie your neckties. The necktie has become a strong focal point in today’s business wardrobes. Neck wear is often the first item of an outfit that others notice and that initial impression is always key!

So print this guide off, bookmark it, save it to your local drive, just be sure to have it handy and you’ll always know how to tie a tie.


Dress for your success

In job hunting, first impressions are critical and you are marketing an important product – yourself! The first thing that a potential employer sees when greeting you is your attire, so make every effort to have the proper dress for the type of job your are seeking. Dressing properly will not get you that job all by itself, but it will give you a competitive edge and a positive first impression. Should you be judged by what you wear? Perhaps not, but the reality is that we are all judged. Employers often use short cuts to save time, like a quick scan of the first paragraph in the cover letter or a glance of your accomplishments in the resume. With the job interview, it’s how you are dressed that sets the tone of the interview.

How should you dress? Dressing conservatively is always the safest route, but do some research of your prospective employer to determine the current environment with regards to attire. You can call the Human Resources department and simply ask or visit the company’s office to retrieve an application, etc. and observe the attire current employees are wearing.

We believe that you need to dress for your success. “Dress for Success” is the simple statement that the right clothing can make a difference in the way you feel about yourself and the way others perceive you. Your clothing will make a personal statement about you, so invest wisely and spend the time to become educated in what it takes to create the image you want to portray.

We offer the following additional tips:

  • You truly never get a second chance to make a good first impression.
  • Always project a strong self-image and start with a positive appearance.
  • Study your appearance as a prospective employer may.
  • It’s always better to be a little over dressed than under dressed.
  • Utilize the expertise of a quality, personal clothier.