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  • I also found a batwing jacket of Guatemalan striped fabric, and a black ramie patch-pocket single-button blazer (circa 1987) that I feel required by law to keep, in case I ever want to dress up as Rico Tubbs.

    Why I can't get a date, by Elizabeth Bear, age Nearly 37

  • In one case, on a black satin afternoon gown, a tiny nosegay of forget-me-not blue, rose-pink and jessamine-white, was made to decorate the one large patch-pocket on the skirt and a lapel of the sleeveless satin coat.

    Woman as Decoration

  • Jeff's lucid rimless spectacles stared at Milt's wind-reddened eyes; his jaunty patch-pocket outing clothes sniffed at Milt's sweater; his even voice followed Milt's grunt of surprise with a curt "Ah.Mr. Daggett."

    Free Air

  • Faint with fear, Gwendolyn thrust a trembling hand into the patch-pocket and took hold of the lip-case.

    The Poor Little Rich Girl

  • It was a pocket, set like a shield on the blouse -- an adorable patch-pocket!

    The Poor Little Rich Girl

  • And thrust a searching hand into the patch-pocket.

    The Poor Little Rich Girl

  • She began to walk up and down, one hand in the patch-pocket -- to make sure it was really there.

    The Poor Little Rich Girl

  • And was the plaid gingham with the patch-pocket now hanging in the wardrobe?

    The Poor Little Rich Girl

  • Black, liquid-looking trousers were intriguing - again, as a proportion and a texture - but what I really loved were the suits and the patch-pocket camel blazers.

    NYT > Home Page

  • As interpreted by Maimone, Earhart’s sartorial sense was remarkably modern: some of the standout looks (a red plaid patch-pocket shirt with high-waisted linen slacks; a coolly slinky silver gown) are straight out of today’s Ralph Lauren ads.

    Little Gold Men Movie Blog

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