Have you ever wondered if new jackets or pants are supposed to pop open sewn pockets? Here we go through why some garments have closed pockets – and how to open them.
All of us have at some point experienced that we bought a new blazer, jacket, or pants where the pockets are sewn shut. The question is: why are these pockets sewn together, and are they meant to be opened?
Therefore, the pockets are sewn shut on new garments
The reason some new garments have closed pockets is because retailers don’t want customers to put their hands in the pockets – and thus affect the silhouette of the garment – when trying on the garments.
This does not mean that you should not open your pockets when you have bought the garment, but whether you choose to do this or not is up to you. If you want to use the pockets, you open them, and if you want to preserve the fit of the garment, you leave them alone.
However, keep in mind that some garments have fake pockets that have only a decorative purpose and are not meant to be opened. You can tell if a pocket is real or not by how it’s sewn together: functional pockets are often sewn together with a single thread that you can easily untie if you cut the thread and pull it. If, however, the stitches are difficult to remove, it is probably not a real pocket and you should therefore refrain from trying to open it.
Source: Business Insider