It never bothered me to have a pocket on my shirt. Actually I find it useful as a place to hold my pen through out the day and it does come in handy. Are you for real with this comment??? Because a pocket is utilitarian, a lot of folks like to leave them off dress shirts - even if they wear the shirts to work. It basically says, I'm not so caught up with my job that I need to have a pen in my shirt pocket at all times. Not having a pocket shows a kind of elegant nonchalance.