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To get fed up with shit pockets

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Curiousmum69 Tue 19-Mar-19 06:19:47

Why are the pockets in women's jeans so shit?

Me and my husband own jeans from the same shop and I accidentally put his jeans on this morning....and OMG! The pockets are cave like...my phone fits all the way in with extra room!!

Aibu to think companies are sexist and there is no reason for this to be a thing?

TapasForTwo Wed 20-Mar-19 10:09:46

I can't wear men's jeans as I am not man shaped. I have hips and a waist.

mastertomsmum Wed 20-Mar-19 10:11:55

C and A jeans - does C and A still exist in UK?

Doobydoobeedoo Wed 20-Mar-19 10:34:26

I have very small hands. When I buy gloves I often have to buy them from the children's section as the adult ones are huge.

I can't even fit more than about half of my hand into my jeans pockets.

Teenage DS has hands the size of shovels. His entire hand fits into all of his pockets and with room to spare.

I have no interest in handbags or shoulder bags. I don't care whether decent-sized pockets would make my arse or hips look even bigger big. I want practical pockets that I can actually use.

TapasForTwo Wed 20-Mar-19 10:41:40

C and A closed down in the UK about 18 years ago.

Treefloof Wed 20-Mar-19 11:32:23

With skinny jeans i understand why the front pockets are teeny, but not why the back pockets cant hold anything either
Oh I have skinny jeggings from white stuff, high waisted ones too, they fit really well and have really quite large back pockets. I can get a large bunch of keys in easily. No actual front pockets mind but oh well.

gamerwidow Wed 20-Mar-19 12:31:10

I don't care whether decent-sized pockets would make my arse or hips look even bigger big. I want practical pockets that I can actually use.

Ah, but you see you are a woman you can't want practical clothes you must only wish to look sexy.

moonbells Wed 20-Mar-19 12:44:55

OK so anyone want to form a clothing company based around stylish stuff with decent pockets?

Definitely a pocket in the market...

Topseyt Wed 20-Mar-19 13:20:58

This has always annoyed me, and especially since I have had two dogs who need walked, often meaning that I am in fields and having a handbag with me is not practical. All trousers, shorts and coats that I buy need to have good pockets so that I can safely fit in my phone, keys, dog treats, look bags and a bit of money.

Women's clothing is often so impractical here. I have sometimes resorted to buying jackets that are for men if I need a new one and can find nothing with decent pockets.

I have even had bum bag belts to help out with the lack of pocket space in women's clothing.

Why are women not supposed to need proper pockets?

Treefloof Wed 20-Mar-19 13:58:10

Women's clothing is often so impractical here. I have sometimes resorted to buying jackets that are for men if I need a new one and can find nothing with decent pockets
I resort to OHs big coat on bad days, it also has an adjustable hood so it wont flap over your eyes when crossing roads. Sigh I have never had an adjustable hood AND pockets.
And good days I take a "day pack"
www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01KHA0S9U/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?psc=1&tag=mumsnetforu03-21&ie=UTF8

Holds two balls, lots of poo bags, treats, wipes, and keys. Can either tie round waist or cross body or one shoulder or round neck.

Oceanbliss Wed 20-Mar-19 14:17:32

Haven't rtft yet but wanted to put my 2 cents worth in. I injured my shoulder and my back and really couldn't carry any kind of handbag or backpack. With a lengthy recovery period (months) I still had to get on with day to day tasks. I wanted to be able to carry money, keys, phone, drink bottle etc with me and still have a hand free to hold my dd's hand especially when crossing the road. So, I went looking for a decent pair of cargo pants for good sized pockets to carry stuff. All the women's cargo pants in my price range resembled decorative cargo pants. They had fewer pockets then the men's and seemed less sturdy. I looked in camping supply stores and found what I was looking for but they were twice the price of the previous shop's men's range. So, I ended up buying 2 pairs of men's cargo pants. I love them. I measured my waist for the size in inches then went up one size to allow for my hip size. With a belt they fit perfectly. The pockets are great. The quality of the fabric, stitching is great especially for the price. Comparing my men's pants to my women's pants I think the quality for similar price range is better in the men's pants. Also, carrying my stuff on my body rather than in a bag is much more comfortable and freeing.

www.leaf.tv/articles/how-to-buy-mens-jeans-for-a-girl/

Oceanbliss Wed 20-Mar-19 14:38:19

Oh and one more thing, fake pockets. I have a nice pair of pants that have what appears to be the opening of two front pockets but they are closed with no pockets at all. I remember my partner at the time being surprised when he tried to slip something in them and discovering that they weren't real. He asked me why, I said I didn't really know why. He thought it odd, I do too.

TapasForTwo Wed 20-Mar-19 15:39:54

And what is it with zips that look like they are pockets on the front of clothes?

Just an unnecessary extra expense.

animaginativeusername Thu 21-Mar-19 09:14:38

I like the baggy loose clothing, for which sea-salt is great, their pockets are very good, same with boden dresses - a lot more practical in warm weather

Mominatrix Thu 21-Mar-19 16:15:57

Topseyt , I never carry a bag to dog walk and wear:

Winter: An Oof jacket. Capacious pockets and is machine washable.

Spring/Fall: A Uniqlo ultra light down jacket or gillet

Summer: running vest from Nike. Lots of pockets and extremely lightweight with vent holes.

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