Smoker’s pocket

//Smoker’s pocket

Have you ever wondered why most vintage shirts have one funny shaped pocket?

Well, here is the answer:

In the 30s/40s smoking was very popular amongst workers. Garment makers tried a lot to make life easier for these hard working people. Therefore they came up with the so-called smoker’s pocket. In this the smokers were able to store their softpacks and pull out only one cigarette without having to fumble around with the whole package. This way the workers could pull out, light and smoke a cigarette with only one hand and still keep their other hand on the work!

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By | 2018-03-19T20:02:49+01:00 April 5th, 2013|From the Journal|1 Comment

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  1. April 5, 2013 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    Interesting. Have never seen another shirt with pockets like these. Maybe this was a European style that never made it to the USA. Did see a shirt for sale on eBay that had a pocket a bit like this but they showed it used as a watch pocket. Might have been a copy of a old European railroad shirt – but that is a guess. Thanks for the info.

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