[LMB] clothing, was Programming, was: Re: OT: Afterlife

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 3 00:26:49 GMT 2020


I think the attitude of a pantsuit designer is that the wearer will usually
have a purse so why bother with pockets. Which strikes  me as chauvinistic.

On Sun, Nov 1, 2020, 8:52 PM Robert Woodward via Lois-Bujold <
lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:

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>
> > On Nov 1, 2020, at 3:59 PM, Sylvia McIvers <sylviamcivers at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > On Sun, Nov 1, 2020 at 6:56 PM Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >> I never have understood why so many people seem to dislike pantsuits.
> >> Personally, I've always thought that trousers were much more modest than
> >> skirts, and more practical.
> >>
> >
> > The problem is not liking pantsuits, or modesty.
> > The problem is the extreme lack of pockets.
> >
> > Count how many pockets a man's suit has - two pockets in the jacket and
> > maybe a (small) breast pocket, breast pocket on the shirt , two side seam
> > pants pockets, or maybe 2 pockets in front and 2 in back.
> >
>
> I just checked my suit coat and it has 3 inside pockets as well. Suits can
> also come with a vest, which has more pockets.
>
> > Now count how many pockets a woman's suit has.  Zero.
> >
>
> I once mentioned to my older* sister that women’s good clothes don’t have
> pockets because of an unwritten sumptuary law. She didn’t recognize the
> word (she wasn’t a heavy duty book reader like myself and our other sister).
>
> *older as she is the older of 2 sisters, I was first born.
>
>
> "We have advanced to new and surprising levels of bafflement."
> Imperial Auditor Miles Vorkosigan describes progress in _Komarr_.
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