Ross Alden

July 4, 2010

Post #2618 – 20100704

Dear Sir. Why are the pockets of my pants sewn shut? Best.

Daniel replies:

To discourage the slovenly habit of standing with your hands in them. A gentleman does not put his hands, or anything, in his trouser pockets. The pockets are there for some unknown reason shrouded in antiquity. You may carry your handkerchief, wallet, and other items in a pocket of your jacket or waistcoat. Or have your servant carry them.