What Are The Shoulder Button Loops On Your Coat Really For?

Whenever you buy a coat with buttons on the shoulders you don't really think of the practical side - you just buy it because you like that style. Maybe you don't even notice.

They are something which appear on most of your jackets though, but while you never really question if they have a purpose, it turns out they actually do.

This news will revolutionise your life as the button loop on the shoulders of your jacket is actually there to keep your bag in place.

How did we not know this? It would solve a lot of problems.

After spending most of your life struggling to keep your bag on your shoulders and countless times pushing it back up to stop it from falling, this little piece of news could've saved you a lot of hassle.

When you think about it, the idea makes a lot of sense and is really useful.

Twitter user @francheskahor6 shared the exciting news and we just want to thank her on behalf of everyone out there who has ever struggled to keep their bag on their shoulders.

However, it seems that Twitter users have already done that for us as she has had thousands of replies.

One user wrote: "Was shocked but makes so much sense I just thought they were there for decoration."

Another added: "This is actually life changing information," and we completely agree.

A third user simply said it 'had blown their mind'.

As the tweet got more replies, the actual origin of the shoulder loop was revealed - it was actually created by the military.

One social media user replied to the original tweet with a screenshot, which said: "Many military uniform shirts, jackets, tunics or greatcoats feature shoulder straps.

"They were originally designed to keep back packs, ammunition pouches or bayonets from slipping off the shoulder.

"They often display badges of rank, shoulder marks, regimental insignia or epaulettes."

You learn something new every day.

Featured Image Credit: Boohoo

Bethany Gleave

Bethany Gleave is a Freelance Journalist at PRETTY52 and joined the team in 2018. She is a Multimedia Journalism graduate from the University of Salford, and started her career at a national press agency, writing breaking and trending news for the national newspapers.

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