Ingenious Pen Pocket for Button Down Shirts

First of all, let me thank my lucky stars that my Mother-in-Law and I get along extremely well and that she understands me and loves me like a son. She got me this shirt for Christmas that I picked out today to wear. As a man who buys his own clothes, I was utterly flabbergasted (and slightly embarrassed) when I realized that this button down shirt just wasn't any normal button down shirt - it was a shirt built for a pen geek.

The left breast pocket, my shirt pocket of choice when it comes to carrying my pens, has a stitched separator built in especially for pens! It took me until the first time that I actually wore the shirt to work to realize that it had such a feature and I had to show everyone in the office with the wonder and amazement of a small child in Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory.

The only downside to this nifty stitched pocket is that it can only hold pens that are on the "thinner" side. My Pelikan m215 fits snugly in the picture above, while I couldn't get the Aurora Optima to fit. Notice how the pen pocket keeps the pen held firmly against the shirt while the regular compartment of the pocket allows for the Aurora pen to sag in the pocket. The heavier the pen, the more of a problem that can be.

Like I mentioned earlier, I feel a bit naive and/or embarrassed that I've never seen such a pocket design on men's shirts before. Does anyone else have a shirt like this? If so, please feel free to exclaim over its awesomeness.

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