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Clod    Posted 06-25-2003 at 10:45:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
We used to get our clothes with pockets on them.Now many dont have shirt pockets and what pockets the clothes do have are almost useless.I have seldom worn overalls but I do like the idea of haveing places to put things I need with me.The overalls had a loop to hang a clawhammer.Atleast I think that was the reason for the loop.You had places to put pencils and other things too.The coveralls I do own do not all have pockets built right.These items may be ok for folks who do not carry much around..Like up in NYC. But i like enough pockets and pockets you can make sure things dont fall out.The US military made great clothes with pockets that were useful. They were unaffected by the fashion designers up there in the big cities.I have a tee shirt on because it is cooler here in the heat..But no pockets.I lay things down and forget where I left them .Especially the cell phone..But it had a case,The case goes on the belt.You smash the phone if you are working,Or if you get in a vehicle and fasten the seat belt it starts calling numbers and you dont know it.The folks who design c;othes should be put out to pasture and folks who do work should be given a job of redesigning the clothes that was once useful to people who do more than poke around on city sidewalks.

Wisereader    Posted 06-25-2003 at 11:05:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
What gets me are the "fake" pockets sewed into some clothes (e.g. vests, coats, etc.); the ones that make it look as though a pocket exists, but are only for show (could also be a social/political allegory here somewhere?).

Also, am I the only person left who likes to carry a pocket watch? Pants seldom have a watch pocket, and often on modern jeans and such, they are too small to get one in.

magpie    Posted 06-26-2003 at 19:41:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
No Wisereader your not the only one, I carry a pocket watch too, can't stand a wristwatch. But I'll tell you there ain't too many of us left. I have a wind up Voltaire that is 20 years old. Just had it serviced, cost a fortune. I carried an Ilinios springfield up untill 83 then it died forever. One thing I hate as much as a wristwatch is digital readout clocks, stupid absolutely stupid!

Jim(MO)    Posted 06-25-2003 at 11:42:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
You are right about the watch pocket thing, even some overall watch pocket's are too small. My favorite watch is an old wind up type and its too fat to fit many pockets. Wife bought me a new fancy battery operated one that is thin and works pretty good but my favorite is the old wind up job.

toolman    Posted 06-25-2003 at 10:57:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
and what about , when ya had pockets you could fill them with soap powder, hang your coveralls out on the line just before a rain storm , wash dry them all at one time, right. morin clod how are ya?

Clod    Posted 06-25-2003 at 11:17:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
You two guys up there think utility before fashion as I do..If I go to town I can change my duds..But if I work I cant hire a helper to tote my stuff for me. This trick on washing clothes interest me..So you just fill the pockets with soap huh? I hear thunder now.I will just declare this wash day.

Cindi    Posted 06-25-2003 at 11:29:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can't have enough pockets. My OA's have all the standard pockets and then some. During farrowing time I carry a small bottle of iron and three or four syringes with needles, cigs, cell phone, a pair of wire cutters, a hammer, bandana, hair tie or two, there's always a few nails and staples in the pockets. It takes a long time to empty the pockets to wash them, so I usually just wash them once a week. Step out of them on the back porch and leave them for the next day all loaded and ready to go.

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