Single Welt Pocket
Mostly seen on jackets and outerwear.
Double Welt Pocket
Can also be called a bound pocket, similar look to a bound buttonhole.
Side Seam/ In-Seam Pocket
Typically placed along the side-seam or any other common seam in a garment easily accessible to a hand.
It is a patch sewn onto the exterior of a garment. This Kenzo 2013 example is out of leather to match the sleeves.
Pockets can be designed to be functional or for pure aesthetic reasons. Regardless, they make for a chic design detail on any garment.
Written by Sheila Wong