Pockets should not be patronizing

One fashion retailer had to re-evaluate their clothing descriptions this week after one description caused some outrage.

Jaeger bran clothing described a pair of wool pants like this, “The side seam pockets will be as handy as ever when your boss decides they want four lattes and you have no hands free for anything else.”

Assuming women are in positions of subordination and perpetuating the stereotype that women are secretaries and ‘gofers’ rather than being the boss insulted a lot of women.

And who would put a latte in their pocket, anyway?

One BBC commentator went to twitter to point out this ridiculous assumption. Samira Ahmed wrote


Other Twitter users followed up, also commenting on the thoughtless description in the traditional clever style.

For more information on the story and to see the other tweets, check out article on The Daily Mail.