Originally Posted by aybojs,June 16 2005,10:21
I've never been fond of the five pocket cut, so it's always a relief to see jeans with normal pockets.
Why's that? My stuff always falls out of slash pockets, and they always seem to billow out making you look wider than you really are. Plus it's more awkward to walk/stand w/your hands in your pockets. Just curious.
I just like having more room in the pockets and having the pocket opening more accessible (which also can translate to stuff falling out, but still). I always walk around with a lot of stuff in my pockets, and it's a pain in the ass to have to slide my hand in front of my waist and dig in a narrow opening to get anything out. With slash packets, I can just jam my hands in there in one motion and retrieve whatever I need. I'm a little fidgety and prone to putting my hands in my pockets when bored, and it feels strange doing that in front pockets. Lastly, I notice that items in slash pockets tend to rest lower when put in, while items in front pockets tend to sit higher and rub up against the hips, which feels awkward when sitting down (this just may be). I don't have any major aesthetic reasons for preferring slash pockets, but I find them a lot more convenient to use.