Why do some clothing manufactures sew the pockets closed on suit coats?

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by Crazybananas

Question by John r: Why do some clothing manufactures sew the pockets closed on suit coats?
I bought a suit and after getting it home I noticed that the outside pockets were sewed shut. At first I thought they were false pockets, but I used a seam ripper and they are pockets.

What’s the purpose?

Best answer:

Answer by Lisa H
usually that is done for keeping the pockets nice for the shipment to the store. you are supposed to undo them when you get them. when I buy skirts with a back kick pleat the pleat is always sewed closed.

it just keeps the suit or whatever it is nice until you bring it home from the store.

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The last suit I bought was the same way. Even the jacket vents were sewed shut. All it takes is a seam ripper and a couple seconds to fix. They did mine while I was having mine tailored.

i think its so it doesnt get ruined my mum told me something along those like haha

hope it helped any ways 🙂

answer mine please ;D http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AoR.NRnu_zOobl9Ac2e2vNDsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20101214113039AA1scds

This is how suit coats are often pressed before shipment (and often at the other end, too) — basting the pockets and vents shut help keep the coat in shape during this process.
and pants: http://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/spesa-the-easiest-way-to-press-pants/

It keeps hands from stretching out the pockets during try ons (and all manner of disgusting debris being deposited in the pockets while on display), and it helps the alterationist to correctly fit the garment to you.

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