Friday, June 11, 2010

Dali-esque Pocket Placement

A recent post by the lovely enc reminded me about a jeans issue I've been pondering on and off.

Here it is: what do you think about back pockets that slide down the leg instead of sitting jauntily on one's posterior?

I've noticed over the last few years a trend in these sliding pockets and I can't bring myself to say that they are flattering. 

When I was a tender lass in Grade 7, I remember Levis making a jean--for women and girls--that had slightly smaller and high back pockets, and they just looked silly.

My eye prefers a pocket that accentuates one's posterior, a pocket that doesn't add an artificial lift or contribute a Dali-esque melting pocket (remember the clocks?).



In other words, no surreal pocket-watches.

10 comments:

My Republic of Fashion said...

I have never actually seen jeans like this, but I don't really like the sound of them.SarahD

Belle de Ville said...

I like the sliding pockets. I think that they are slimming if designed correctly. But what is that weird white patch in the middle of the back with seams on the side?

Deja Pseu said...

I'm with you. I think these "sliding" pockets look weird, and like the pants don't fit correctly.

enc said...

I'm afraid I'm going to have to join Belle de Ville's camp here: I need sliding pockets to camouflage my sliding hiney. They really improve my subject-to-gravity caboose.

(I'm glad to have helped in spurring an idea for you, miss c!)

Maggie May said...

they are not flattering on anyone, no matter your shape

K.Line said...

Egad, I find these pockets unflattering (lazy-seeming, even). I like smaller, perky pockets that rest on the round of the derriere.

materfamilias said...

Oooh, K worded her response so well -- what she said!

K.Line said...

I forgot to wish you a happy bday, K. Hope you had a lovely time xo

Miss Cavendish said...

Hey, thanks, K.Line. I'm pretty quiet about it, but did have a very nice day. . .

enc said...

Hah! I came back to check on the comments that came after mine, and I learned that you had a birthday!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!