Trenchcoat "shoulder flap"?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by 40kaas-nl, May 16, 2006.

  1. 40kaas-nl

    40kaas-nl Senior member

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    Hello all, My first post here on SF after being an avid reader for quite some time [​IMG] I have a question about a detail found on some trenchcoats; the "flap of fabric" usually located on the front right shoulder and secured with a button... Can anyone tell me the purpose of this "flap"l? Also see the picture (from Google, probably a women's garmernt). Regards, Kaas
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    Beckwith Senior member

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    It is for securing gloves
     
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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    It also covers the open top corner of the flap to avoid rain getting in there.
     
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    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    I believe it was also known as a "gun flap"... make of that what you will.
     
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    It is for securing gloves
    That's my understanding, military origins.
    But, I have yet to see anyone actually use them for this.
     
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    40kaas-nl Senior member

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    Thanks for the replies. I would never have guessed the flap was used to store your gloves! [​IMG] Like J I thought it might help to keep the rain out...
     

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