Design Flaw

Right now I’m in the market for a new jean jacket because my old one is looking, well, old. So being the smart shopper that I am, I’ve gone into a few different places looking for just the right one at just the right price. But through my search for that perfect coat I’ve noticed a really disturbing and annoying trend in jean jacket design.

Before I go any further I should mention that I’m really not that picky, I’ll take anything reasonably priced that feels right and has what I want in a coat. I won’t for instance, settle for a jean jacket without those big inside pockets, I love those things, they’re so handy. They’re great for stashing stuff and it makes it harder for people to pick pocket you, but now I’m getting a little off topic.

My plan whenever I go into a store is to scope out all the jackets and find the ones that meet my specifications, those being denim, the right size, and having 2 big inside pockets. Finding coats like this generally isn’t a problem but I’m noticing something that’s making my search much more difficult than it should be.

The first time I noticed this, I thought it was a fluke, or just something strange with the store’s brand of coats but after going into a few more places and finding the same thing I’m about ready to start bashing my head repeatedly off of a wall. So what is it that’s driving me so nuts about denim coats? Well, it’s a hole. Yes, a hole. But it’s not just any hole, it’s a hole in a pocket. “Now Steve” I hear you saying to yourself, “if there’s no hole in the pocket, how do you expect to get anything in there?” And to you I say, shut up, idiot! It’s not that hole, it’s a different hole, and it’s in my beloved inside pockets.

For some reason it seems to be standard practise now to put a finger-sized hole in the bottom of every inside pocket of every jean jacket in every store in the universe. I’m not sure when this started or why but I do know that finding one without them is about as easy as finding a guy watching a staging of The Vagina Monologues who isn’t there because his wife or girlfriend dragged him away from the ballgame.

My question is why? Why would you put holes in the bottom of a pocket? Who thought that was a good idea? And who buys coats like that? You’re pretty much paying for something defective because the hole, even though it is quite small, is still a hole and things can fall out of it. You’re paying for a ripped pocket and then you’re losing more money over time when all the handfulls of change that you toss in there slowly fall out as you go about your day, jostling the coat around and whatnot. It’s really frustrating because I really need a new coat but I refuse to break down and buy one with holes in it. I won’t let the bastards win, I just won’t.

So if anybody knows of a brand of jean jackets that don’t have these holes in them please let me know. Even if you’re having the same problem, please comment because at least then I’ll know I’m not alone and that somebody else knows what I’m talking about. And if you design jean jackets for a living, I really want to hear from you so you can tell me what sort of thought process comes up with stupid ideas like this.

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