When we shop for shirts, we look at the brand, material, quality and color. No doubt, a shirt is definitely classy attire for men but it has a secret utility feature which a lot of people do not know about. It is probably the most ignored feature on a shirt, but you might be able to guess what exactly it is for!
Did you ever notice a small loop at the back of a men’s shirt where the pleat meets the yoke? Did you ever wonder why is it there? Well, it’s there for a reason.
We’ve all seen this shirt loop, but probably not given it too much thought.
Does anyone have a clue what their real purpose is?
Yes, this is what we’re talking about.
Well, maybe you can guess.
Earlier, there weren’t any wardrobes to hang your clothes. Hence, those loops were really important to hang shirts without wrinkling it.
These loops were incorporated in shirts since the 1960s.
They were known as ‘locker loop.’ Later, however, it began to be called fairy loop, fag tag and fruit loop. Sometimes, if customers didn’t like them, they could take off the loops while purchasing the shirts as well.
This trend was started in the US with Oxford button down shirts in the 1960’s and became popular with the Ivy League.
But since the invention of wardrobes, these loops are nothing but just a decoration piece to your shirts. The trend was picked up by various other brands and continues till today.
They also come in loops like this.
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