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12th Jan '17 12:08:05 AM ectostar
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Why? Surely fashion hasn't changed so much that we've outmoded all methods of carrying things aside from our hands (or VictoriasSecretCompartment / TrouserSpace), right? Wouldn't the engineers at least want a nice, functional UtilityBelt? Why not a European carry-all, especially in parody settings?

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Why? Surely fashion hasn't changed so much that we've outmoded all methods of carrying things aside from our hands (or VictoriasSecretCompartment / TrouserSpace), VictoriasSecretCompartment[=/=]TrouserSpace), right? Wouldn't the engineers at least want a nice, functional UtilityBelt? Why not a European carry-all, especially in parody settings?
12th Jan '17 12:07:51 AM ectostar
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27th Nov '16 8:04:29 PM TairaMai
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* In the book, ''Skunk Works'', Lockheed engineer Ben Rich had the workers coveralls redesigned to remove pockets. When building a CoolPlane, sometimes workers would lose pens and tools or the items would rub against the airframe as they crawled around.
30th Oct '16 11:13:19 AM nombretomado
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* In ''{{GURPS}} TranshumanSpace'' pockets are out of fashion, because things like keys and wallets are entirely virtual.

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* In ''{{GURPS}} TranshumanSpace'' ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} TabletopGame/TranshumanSpace'' pockets are out of fashion, because things like keys and wallets are entirely virtual.
26th Oct '16 12:40:34 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Vexingly enough, brands of ''sweatpants'' with sewn-up pockets have also been spotted in the wild. Given how the garment is almost exclusively worn as either workout clothing or loungewear and is all but antonymous with the concept of high-fashion, it's anyone's guess as to why a manufacturer would bother to do this.
24th Oct '16 2:45:48 AM AgProv
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** Averted by the Romans, who had no pockets but realized they could carry rolled-up documents in the folds of their togas.

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** Averted by the Romans, who had no pockets but realized they could carry rolled-up documents (or, as Julius Caesar discovered, large knives) in the folds of their togas.
28th Jul '16 12:49:31 AM PaulA
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* Lampshaded in [[JohnVarley John Varley's]] ''[[Literature/EightWorlds Steel Beach]]'' when Hildy points out that in a FreeLoveFuture society with NoNudityTaboo that lives in enclosed environments pockets are the primary reason people would even bother to wear clothes.
* Early Star Trek novel SpockMustDie has Scotty claim to have often cursed the designer who thought it cute to give his uniform no pockets.

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* Lampshaded in [[JohnVarley John Varley's]] Creator/JohnVarley's ''[[Literature/EightWorlds Steel Beach]]'' when Hildy points out that in a FreeLoveFuture society with NoNudityTaboo that lives in enclosed environments pockets are the primary reason people would even bother to wear clothes.
* Early Star Trek The early Franchise/StarTrek novel SpockMustDie ''Literature/SpockMustDie'' has Scotty claim to have often cursed the designer who thought it cute to give his uniform no pockets.
17th May '16 4:51:41 AM scooter
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** Averted by the Romans, who had no pockets but realized they could carry rolled-up documents in the folds of their togas.
15th May '16 3:38:37 PM Zxczxczbfgman
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* Most off-the-rack vests have decorative-only pockets, since most modern men don't carry pocket watches anymore. Pockets that do exist are often sewn shut.

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* There actually is a practical reason for this trope when it comes to high fashion formal wear: the slight bulge of a pocket could throw off the lines of a carefully-designed outfit. Many garments (shirts especially) tend to come with sewn-shut decorative pockets, with the idea being that you can convert them to a functioning pocket by simply cutting a few stitches if necessary.
* Most off-the-rack vests have decorative-only pockets, since most modern men don't carry pocket watches anymore. Pockets that do exist are often sewn shut.



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31st Dec '15 10:11:28 AM eroock
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[[quoteright:282:[[Series/LostInSpace http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/LostInSpaceMugShot.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:282:Future space explorers from the far off 1997 mock our outdated concept of "pockets" and "purses".]]

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[[caption-width-right:282:Future [[caption-width-right:300:Future space explorers from the far off 1997 mock our outdated concept of "pockets" and "purses".]]
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