There's A Really Surprising Reason Why Men's Shirts Have This Little Loop At The Back

There's A Really Surprising Reason Why Men's Shirts Have This Little Loop At The Back

Have you ever noticed the small loops on the back of shirts? They actually have a real use!

This tab is actually called a ‘locker loop’ in the US. They appeared there in the 1960s and they allowed American students to hang their shirts on the hooks in their cloakroom during physical education classes.

Subsequently, the locker loop was used as an indication of someone’s romantic availability. If the person wearing the shirt cut out the loop, this indicated that he was in a relationship.

But why are these little loops still on our shirts? Is it a style choice or does it have an actual practical function? Check out the full story in the video above to find out!

• Rob Mitchell
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