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.