9. The Half-Belt On Your Coats And Jackets
Oddly enough, many details and features to some of our most popular clothing items today are represented as only existing to serve as a fashion statement. While this is certainly true for some styles of clothing, such as that $97 pair of jeans that have been “pre-torn”, there are still many clothing features that regularly get mistaken as simply fashionable when actually they have a unique purpose. The half belt is one of them. Usually seen on trench and pea coats, they were originally developed for men in the military who had oversized jackets that doubled as blankets. The half belt is simply used to gather the extra material and hold it in place so soldiers could walk freely.