The struggle is real for women when they want to carry items in their pockets without having to lug a handbag around.
A study by The Pudding only confirmed what most already know about jean pockets when it found women’s were considerably smaller than ones created for men.
In an analysis of 20 major jean brands, the group found on average women’s jean front pockets are 48 percent shorter and 6.5 percent narrower than men’s pockets.
People would think the purpose of a jean pocket would be so someone could carry necessary items in it — such as a phone, wallet or their own hand.
But most women’s front pockets prevent the wearer from placing most small-sized items in comfortably without them sticking out.
This was only confirmed by the study when it compared what could fit in the front pocket of women’s jeans versus men’s jeans.
When looking at what phone could fit into a woman’s jean pocket, the study found only 40 percent of brands could hold an iPhoneX. Similarly only 20 percent could hold a Samsung Galaxy, and a shocking 5 percent could hold a Google Pixel.
These results largely differed from that of men’s jean pockets.
The study found 100 percent could hold an iPhoneX, 95 percent could hold a Samsung Galaxy and 85 percent could hold a Google Pixel.
What was the most interesting comparison was to see which front pockets could fit a person’s hand.
Only 10 percent of the women’s jean brands could fit a woman’s hand and five percent could fit a male hand.
In contrast, 100 percent of men’s jean front pockets could fit a male or female hand.
If someone is looking to buy jeans that will feature a larger front pocket for women, the study found they should turn to Abercrombie, American Eagle and skinny H&M jeans.
After these results were revealed, some could argue it’s obvious that women’s pockets would be smaller, because they tend to be smaller than men.
But the study made sure to look at all the brands with the same size jeans — a 32-inch waist — to show consistency in making the pockets smaller for someone arguably the same size, just because of the gender difference.
Words to Learn 相关词汇
【吃力拿着】chīlì ná zhe lug carry laboriously
【一贯性】yīguànxìng consistency steadfast adherence to the same principles, course, form, etc.