This Is The Reason Those 'Fake' Pockets On Your Suit Are Stitched Shut

by Eitan Levine

Your suit game is about to get cranked up by 50 percent.

Owning a suit is part of being an adult. I'm not talking about one of those fake adorable suits you're given as a kid to wear once to a bar mitzvah and shove in the back of your closet, never to be seen again like that VHS copy of “The Goonies” you own and your Sega Game Gear.

I'm talking about a real adult suit. A man suit. One you wear to job interviews and when you go out celebrating with friends after they get the job you interviewed for. One that makes you feel like Don Draper working at Sterling Cooper while secretly maintaining the bank account balance of Don Draper post-divorce after his wife takes all of his money.

One that makes you incapable of accomplishing any work at all because the whole time you're thinking to yourself, “Pffft, look at me. Wearin' a business suit 'n' sh*t. I'm pretty dope right now.”

Yeah, a legit suit is pretty awesome, but are you getting all you can out of your fancy business wardrobe? Probably not.

You know those random stitches that cover your pockets on the outside of the suit jacket, keeping you from actually putting anything in them? Well, He Spoke Style points out there are actual pockets beneath these stitches, and all you need to do to utilize them is cut the strings.


These stitches actually have a point, aside from driving you NUTS while you're trying to casually put your hands in your pockets to seem cool but instead end up looking like you have a nervous habit.

Brian of He Spoke Style writes,

Why are suit jacket/blazer pockets sewn shut? It's so the garment keeps its shape while in store or in transit. Remove the stitching once you get it home with a seam ripper, small pair of scissors, or knife – just as you'd do with the chest pocket or center/side vents.

Don't go buckwild looking to put too much stuff in those pockets, though. He Spoke Style goes on to advise,

Never overburden your suit jacket pockets with heavy or bulky items. Preserve their integrity by limiting their contents to smaller, lighter and thinner objects. This will also keep the jacket's silhouette looking as it should.

Pocket with confidence, my friends.

Citations: (He Spoke Style)