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Why aren't pockets sewn into shearling coats?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Noah.Dreams, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. Noah.Dreams

    Noah.Dreams Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone tell me why manufacturers don't stitch around the parameter of the entire pocket into shearling coats?
     
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  2. Samovar McGee

    Samovar McGee Well-Known Member

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    I own a shearling coat; the pockets are stitched all around. Perhaps it varies by maker.
     
  3. Patek

    Patek Well-Known Member

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    My shearling coat is. You are probably referencing a specific coat that you own/saw and not shearling coats in general.
     
  4. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    Thats a good question, I know what you are talking about. Actually, I have seen more coats with the pockets unstitched rather than stitched. Its just held on by one string sometimes, or just flopping around.
     
  5. Noah.Dreams

    Noah.Dreams Well-Known Member

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    That's it exactly.

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  6. hisroadside

    hisroadside Well-Known Member

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    if I'm not mistaken I think it's because these are mainly hand pockets 9not for storing stuff) and by having them not stitched all around you get an extra layer of shearling all around the pocket and the coat, thus making it less penetrable to cold. I find this is often the case on Shearling 1940's bomber jackets.
     
  7. md2010

    md2010 Well-Known Member

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    +1.
     
  8. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, makes sense.
     

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