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Topic: IPad Suits
Message: Posted by: Russell Davidson (Jun 4, 2010 08:15AM)
Just seen that a suit designed to carry an iPad is being sold. It has a pocket sewn inside big enough for said iPad. I wonder if it will double as a topit?
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Jun 4, 2010 10:18AM)
I've never seen the suit, but that sounds like a great idea. Of course you would still need some modifications by a taylor.

How many movies have I seen where a cop could spot a concealed weapon from across the room? LOL
Message: Posted by: ArronMacneil (Jun 8, 2010 08:17AM)
It could work with some modifications. Personally, if I have to modify it, I'd rather start from scratch. Cool find though. I hadn't seen that!
Message: Posted by: sieler (Jun 21, 2010 02:08AM)
There are photos of at least one style at http://www.cultofmac.com/gentlemen-behold-the-ipad-suit/45758

Also, Stephen Colbert claims he invented the idea: http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2010/06/04/responding-to-stephen-colbert-and-his-ipad-suit/

Stan
Message: Posted by: sieler (Jun 21, 2010 01:31PM)
SCOTTEVEST makes a line of jackets and vests with iPad pockets ...
http://www.scottevest.com/v3_store/New_Travel_Vest.shtml
or, for video showing iPad pocket,
http://www.scottevest.com/company/popups/ipad-compatible-clothing.shtml

While not designed for magicians, the vest has about 22 pockets.

Stan
Message: Posted by: Avocat (Apr 23, 2016 05:48PM)
Old thread but if anyone's interested, yes Scottevest iPad pockets work very well as topits, long as you have a safety pin handy to pin the lining to your pants

luckily, each product ships with a perfect, tiny safety pin used to keep the product tag in place
Message: Posted by: qwerty71 (Jul 21, 2016 09:28AM)
Can' t a coat hide Ipad inside? I have seen wine bottles being put in a coat.
Message: Posted by: Avocat (Mar 9, 2018 12:01PM)
Revisiting/reviving this thread to clarify:

I've owned the ScotteVest sport coat for a while now

https://www.scottevest.com/v3_store/T5-SportCoat.shtml

It's not just a coat with a built-in, ready-to-go topit; It also has 19 pockets, including internal pockets with separators in the outside flaps

I don't do table-hopping or walkaround magic any longer, but if I'd had this jacket (and pants, I also wear their pants ... shirts too), I could easily carry two hours of material on me. The separators make the jacket's indexing capabilities obvious as well.

Heck, you could do a decent show just wearing one of their camp shirts (7 pockets, including two nested internally)
Message: Posted by: Stephon Johnson (Jan 21, 2019 03:50PM)
Avocat,

Have you actually been successful using the ready-to-go topit? Plus some other threads seem to say the multiple pockets on vests and stuff are not easy enough accessing for magic use while strolling. I don't carry a ton of stuff, but I would like to spread out stuff enough that pockets I have need separation or partitions. Plus the Topit without hiring a tailor would be super!

Thanks,
Steph
Message: Posted by: Jonmaddgician (Apr 14, 2020 11:11PM)
Just a heads up for those who are better tailored to slim cut suits & jackets, Scott-E jackets are great for pockets but they're generally broad styles.

& of course, near impossible to tailor too of course.