The photograph reminds us why pockets were first added to shirts. Minus ten points to any reader who thought I meant the young woman but I will admit that I've been looking for an excuse to post a photo of a pretty girl or two.
Shirt pockets appeared on professional men in the early 1960's when Brooks Brothers added a pocket to its oxford cloth shirts, until that day the most famous off-the-rack shirt of them all. That single act was the beginning of the long decline of both the shirt and the institution.
Now I know a lot of men are used to having a pocket there but I challenge them to look at the photo and fail to observe how the pocket, and its visible contents, distract from Don Draper's Mad Men look.
Suit wearing men have plenty of other places to store things. Need I say more?