I’ve been around for a number of fashion eras and witnessed the invention of new fabrics galore (thank god for space age polymers). But I have to say, I’m a little distressed at the overwhelming popularity of a recent mass courture: the stretch pocketless jean. For a while there pockets started to shrink on womens’ pants, and then all of a sudden *poof* no storage in the trunk.
What, exactly is so disturbing about these pants I couldn’t put my finger on, but something was starting to well up inside me. Then this weekend my friend Heemin nailed it right on the head:
Pocketless jeans look cheap.
So what was it: (a) pockets were out of your price range or (b) you can afford pants, but nothing to put inside them, making the pocket an unnessecary feature.
If you own/wear these things, I don’t mean to pass judgement on you, but I’m tired of carrying your wallet and your keys. If you’re a fashion designer, please bring pockets back, I miss them.