Lewis of London

The Barchetta (little boat) Pocket


The standard jacket top pocket is welted, with a straight edge (below). Our new Italian style Barchetta (little boat) pocket (left) is curved like a boat and adds a splash of bespoke. In the days before tissues, a handkerchief was kept in the top pocket away from the main pockets. Today, a small pocket square is largely ornamental and provides a good opportunity to put some wind in your sails.