45 entries in Clothing / Jacket
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Wilhelm Schiele Das Bändchen am Rockaufschlag rubber piece behind lapel to hold things
Dec. 1900
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 12)
Stanley Collins A New Ropes and Rings Experiment similar to Grandmother's Necklace, with jacket, ropes and rings
Related to 1915 84
John B. Ward Knife Thru Coat borrowed pocket knife with newspaper through jacket
Oct. 1939
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 4)
Han Ping Chien, George LaFollette, Danny Morris Gaglet Department
  • appearance and vanish of a bowl bit (Han Ping Chien)
  • on the Lota Bowls (Lafolette)
  • lose thread pulled from jacket gag (Morris)
Aug. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 15)
Shaman Big Man! person grows and shrinks, gag
Jan. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 27)
Clayton Rawson Strip Tease undressing a man's vest without taking off the jacket, then removing someone's tie and shirt, stooge
Apr. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 124)
Martin Gardner Coat Penetration
  • Impromptu Methods
  • Cigarette Version
Oct. 1948 475
Jean Hugard Two Cords and a Coat Grandmother's Necklace with spectator's coat, production of humorous articles from jacket
Sep. 1949 577
Horace E. Bennett Knife Through Coat with pocket knife and newspaper
Dec. 1955
The New Phoenix (Issue 322)
The Puzzling Loop Topological puzzle, loop of rope can escape from loop formed by a person's arm (person must be wearing vest)
1956 86
Reversing the Vest Person wearing vest, hands are clasped together. Vest can be turned inside out without unclasping hands.
1956 86
Removing the Vest Vest can be removed from body without removing coat
1956 87
Tony Corinda (14) The Waistcoat Escape removing waistcoat and leaving jacket on, while one hand is held by spectator
1959 284
Gene Kirk "Aller et Retour" feather found on shoulder, when blown away it ends up on shoulder again
May 1961
The New Phoenix (Issue 357)
Hans Herrmann Gläser durchdringen den Kittel two glasses are covered with jacket, glasses penetrate jacket and appear under hat
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 22 No. 2)
Bob Read Knife Through Jacket
1973 28
Horace E. Bennett Ghost Knot knot while the spectator holds both ends, in the end the rope is linked to performer's buttonhole
Inspired by
  • "Secret of Gordius" (John Benzais, The New Jinx #58)
Also published here
May 1973 619
"Joro" Bruno Hennig Messer durch die Jacke knife through jacket, jacket is hanging on a chair
1975 3
David Berglas Hole-In-One "A Suit-Able Gag", gag, apparently clothes having a hole burnt through them, with gag explenation
1976 21
Tan Hock Chuan Knife Through Coat
1977 43
Tony Slydini Hank Gag handkerchief pulled out of non-existant breast pocket
Variations 1978
The Chronicles (Issue 12)
Button Holed long elastic through spectator's button hole
1979 25
Ken Brooke K.B. Knife Thru Coat
Also published here 1980 56
Passing a Pencil Through a Loop of String Half as Long as the Pencil No. 9, pencil with string through coat button hole
1983 3
"Magic" Christian Stelzel My Knife through Jacket with large kitchen knife and newspaper
Variations 1983 26
Karl Fulves Matches to Go No. 7, initialed matchbook placed on elbow vanishes, then it is put into sleeve and penetrates it
Inspired by 1985 14
, Bob Read Spot Remover No. 54, pencil through jacket, optional loading/stealing of spectator's pockets
1985 93
Terry Seabrooke Cigarette In The Coat comedy routine with lots of gags, cigarette vanishes in spectator's jacket
1986 39
Steve Beam Comfort joke, jacket is removed and along with it goes performer's hair (toupee)
1987 342
Jay Sankey, Richard Sanders Name Your Price price tag from jacket ripped off, changed from $50 to $300 and reattached to string, see also p. xi at back of book
1987 1
Karl Fulves Well Suited sight gags with suspenders/suit, posed as problem
Interlocutor (Issue 51)
Houdini's Coat No. 11, using a jacket and handcuffs
1988 30
Horace E. Bennett Ghost Knot No. 7, slip knot transformed into overhand knot, then rope becomes linked to performer's jacket buttonhole
Also published here 1990 13
Ken Brooke Messer durch Jacke knife through jacket
Also published here Oct. 1990
Intermagic (Vol. 15 No. 4 & 5)
The Throw-Away Coat Tie hands tied, yet coat is removed under cover
1993 38
Chuck Fayne The Rope in the Coat Effect rope through spectator's coat button hole, behind cover it is moved to performer's coat
1993 16
Karrell Fox The Embarrassed Medal medal on lapel crawls back inside breast pocket after bad joke, sight gag
1995 118
Felix Farrell Pierced Polyester impromptu knife through jacket
Also published here 1995 21
Felix Farrell Pierced Polyester knife through jacket
Also published here Apr. 1996
Apocalypse (Vol. 19 No. 4)
Karl Fulves Maximum Malini "Problems"
button turn off, then button hole disappears, posed as a problem
2004 377
Christoph Borer Jackenumschlag using the lapel to produce / vanish objects
Related to 2006 171
Mike Caveney Scissors, Coat, Silverware & Chicken knife through borrowed coat, production from coat of silverware, plates and chicken
  • The Newspaper
  • The Chicken
  • The Load Bag
  • Hiding a Chicken
  • Hiding a Chicken Load Bag
  • Newspaper Art
  • Shower of Silver
  • The Stool
  • The Ultimate Gimmick
  • Crash Landing
  • The Scissors
  • The Logic
  • Pre-Set
  • The Routine
2013 373
Alexander de Cova Messer durch Jacke knife through jacket
Inspired by 2018 191
Steve Cohen Pocket Stitching à la Malini coin travels to spectator's breast pocket, then that pocket is suddenly stitched shut
Inspired by 2022 393
Gordon Bruce Finish for the Card through Handkerchief handkerchief is pushed into breast pocket, then it is shown that there is no pocket, "it's healed up"
2022 110