This has been plaguing me. From K-mart to Calvin Klein, any clothing store that sells men’s apparel offers two styles of T-shirts, the crew neck and the pocket T. The shirts are exactly the same except for the presence of the small chest pocket but the pocket T is ALWAYS a couple of bucks cheaper than the crew neck!

All things being equal, the pocket T must cost more to manufacture. There’s a bit of extra material and they have to pass them through the giant pocket-sewing-on machine. Don’t give me any crap about supply and demand either. Sure, I know that the crew neck is way more popular but why don’t they just make less pocket Ts if nobody likes them? This phenomenon has existed since the 70’s, they’ve surely had enough time to adjust production.

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