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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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[[caption-width-right:282:Future space explorers from the far off 1997 mock our outdated concept of "pockets" and "purses".]]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[[caption-width-right:282:Future [[caption-width-right:300:Future space explorers from the far off 1997 mock our outdated concept of "pockets" and "purses".]]
31st Dec '15 10:07:49 AM eroock
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* Thoroughly averted in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'', by the look of the [[http://s3.amazonaws.com/images.hitfix.com/assets/8550/marty-mcfly-jr-pants-inside-out.png fashion in 2015]].
29th Dec '15 11:06:49 AM Conradus
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** In James Blish's Star Trek novel ''Spock Must Die!'', Scotty bemoans the lack of pockets for his tools.
26th Dec '15 6:47:31 PM nombretomado
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* This was quite common in SilverAge superhero costumes.

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* This was quite common in SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] superhero costumes.



** SilverAge Comicbook/{{Superman}}'s cape contained a hidden pocket where he keeps his (compressed-by-his-super-strength-somehow) Clark Kent clothes. Considering the way his power worked at that time, he probably supercompressed them...

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** SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Comicbook/{{Superman}}'s cape contained a hidden pocket where he keeps his (compressed-by-his-super-strength-somehow) Clark Kent clothes. Considering the way his power worked at that time, he probably supercompressed them...
17th Oct '15 3:57:22 PM nombretomado
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* In ''PlanetSide 2'', the Vanu Sovereignty - [[MachineCult a group of precursor worshipers]] - have zero pockets on pretty much all of their classes [[FutureSpandex courtesy of them all wearing spandex armor]]. Their Engineer ''does'' have pockets in the form of what appears to wildly impractical metal suspenders. Averted by the more down-to-earth [[TheEmpire Terran Republic]] and [[MegaCorp New Conglomerate]], both of whom feature copious amounts of pockets on their fatigues and utility belts on their support classes.

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* In ''PlanetSide ''VideoGame/PlanetSide 2'', the Vanu Sovereignty - [[MachineCult a group of precursor worshipers]] - have zero pockets on pretty much all of their classes [[FutureSpandex courtesy of them all wearing spandex armor]]. Their Engineer ''does'' have pockets in the form of what appears to wildly impractical metal suspenders. Averted by the more down-to-earth [[TheEmpire Terran Republic]] and [[MegaCorp New Conglomerate]], both of whom feature copious amounts of pockets on their fatigues and utility belts on their support classes.
5th Oct '15 11:21:00 AM StFan
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* Initially played straight then averted in SchlockMercenary. Lieutenant commander “Sensei” Shodan bemoans the fact that the grunts have been issued with uniforms with pockets as the will now want to put things in them.

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* Initially played straight then averted in SchlockMercenary. ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary''. Lieutenant commander “Sensei” Shodan bemoans the fact that the grunts have been issued with uniforms with pockets as the they will now want to put things in them.
9th Sep '15 8:58:36 PM JustKnown
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* Lampshaded in [[JohnVarley John Varley's]] ''[[Literature/EightWorlds Steel Beach]]'' when Hildy points out that in a FreeLoveFuture society that lives in enclosed environments pockets are the primary reason people would even bother to wear clothes.

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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.
17th Aug '15 4:50:27 AM RegShoe
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*Initially played straight then averted in SchlockMercenary. Lieutenant commander “Sensei” Shodan bemoans the fact that the grunts have been issued with uniforms with pockets as the will now want to put things in them.

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