Matched Hawaiian Shirt Pockets

by Scott Murakami July 22, 2014

matched Hawaiian shirt pocket
Did you know that it takes the same amount of fabric to make a Hawaiian shirt with a non-matching pocket as it does to make one with a matching pocket? While it takes the same amount of fabric to make either type of pocket, it takes a lot more skill to manufacturer shirts with matching pockets. A matching pocket is one that perfectly matches the background of the shirt. Any manufacturer that truly cares about the quality and detail of their shirts will make sure the pockets match. There are 2 key points in the manufacturing process in creating the matching pocket.

  1. During the fabric cutting process, the pocket piece must be cut out of an area of the roll of fabric that exactly matches the area where the main body of the shirt is cut.
  2. When the pocket is sewn onto the shirt, it must be placed precisely over the pocket area that matches it. If it is off by even of a fraction of an inch, it will be very noticeable. 
If either of these steps are done with a lack of precision, the end result will either be a pocket that does not match or a pocket that matches but is slightly out of place on the shirt. So the next time you wear your shirt, take a few moments and admire the skill and pride that went into making that shirt a quality Aloha shirt. 



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