On Eagle's Wings

On Eagle's Wings
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31


Saturday, February 23, 2013

Handier Than a Pocket

First off, I must say that never have I heard that expression until I read it in Linda's Life Journal. That saying was interesting to me because DH doesn't like to won't wear a shirt without a pocket. That is, he wouldn't until he came up with a very unusual and "clever" resolution to the problem of shirts sans pockets. He needs a shirt pocket for his "ever present" phone and a pen.

You may never have noticed, but most all the really nice men's polo or golf shirts do not have pockets. Now there are men's shirts that DO, but, for some strange reason, they all look alike! Or they do to me seeing as how DH has so many similar shirts hanging in his closet.

(By the way, after they have been worn once, they all have a big stain right in front. We laugh because:

he always manages to drop a bite of food on them,
he always says, "oops"
and he always acts surprised as though that never happened to him before!! LOL
This explains why I am always on the lookout for new shirts!)

His absolute favorite shirts of all time were two we bought when in Germany several years ago. The neck was zippered and so was the front pocket. He still wears those shirts and I have searched the Internet numerous times without success trying to find more like them.

So, although neither of us care to shop, it always falls to me to shop for clothes for the both of us. Therefore, in my recent "shopping sprees" I have been bringing home shirts with GASP!! no pockets. That way he can have a variety of shirts and it takes me less time to shop - trying to find shirts with pockets is always exasperating to me. (Yes, I know - I may be easily exasperated when it comes to malls and shopping.)

But, to get to the point of this little story, here is how DH solved his problem. He bought himself a whole bunch of new, v-neck white tee-shirts when we were at Sam's. First, he measured his phone to make a pattern, then he took all the tee-shirts, along  with the pattern, to an alterations person and had her sew pockets on every one of the tee-shirts for wear under his nice shirts!!! Voila!! He can just reach inside the neck of his shirt to grab his phone.

I'm thinking he may be the only man around wearing tee-shirts with custom made pockets on them. What could be handier than that?


NanaDiana said...

Well, he is one smart man! lol I like pockets, too! That is a GREAT idea- xo Diana

Kansas Bob said...

Good idea! I have a few Tees with pockets and I do like to have a pocket for my phone!

Nonnie said...

We have never seen v-necks with pockets. Where do you find them?

yaya said...

Jack always has to have pockets too, but he's not polo type of shirt guy. I'm glad because I would hate to try and find him a shirt all the time! Good idea from your hubby! He needs to patten that idea!

Shelly said...

My husband likes those pockets, too, and they ARE hard to find!

nancygrayce said...

What a great idea! My husband has to have a pocket too and for the exact same reason!

Chatty Crone said...

Well he is the resourceful man!

Linda said...

How PERFECT!!! Louis Dean has to have pockets! He wears western shirts with snaps so they ALWAYS have pockets!
I need pockets, too, for when I'm taking care of the quads. SO - I wear and apron that I have sewn a denim blue jean pocket to the front! That way I keep my phone and camerea handy. Although - more than once - Amber has found my phone in the pack and play! Perhaps I need DEEPER pockets!!! Ha! Don't we all!!!

Lorraine said...

Great idea and solution to his dilemma! I bet he would find a market for them if he could manufacture his own :)