A couple of months ago Chu and I hosted a house party. We all had a blast and took tons of pictures. The pictures unveiled a common phenomenon – in most of the pictures our lesbian friends had their hands tucked in their pockets!
Ever since the party I’ve purposely kept my eyes open while out and about to see if this discovery is a widespread trend … and true it is … lesbians feel the need to tuck our hands in pockets. Perhaps it’s to keep our digits safe or warm? Who knows! [Grace Chu: I have another theory, except it isn't appropriate for this G-rated post.]
I have learned there are several techniques to the hand tuck!
The picture to the left demonstrates the single hand tuck with the thumb left outside the pocket. Sometimes there just isn’t enough room for the thumb, because you’re wearing tight jeans. When you have baggier jeans on, bring on the full tuck (see right).
One last variation of this technique is the thumb only tuck. The thumb can be hooked in either pocket, belt loop, or even the belt itself. This version is useful if you need easy access to your hand, say to shake hands or to switch the beer between hands.
Once you’re finished drinking for the night you may find both hands are way too free. So you may want to try the following approaches:
I have to say I am a big culprit of the hand tuck. On the rare occasions when I wear pants without pockets I often find I have no idea what to do with my hands so I tend to to talk more with my hands or cross my arms looking way more disgruntled than I really am!
Jackie Warner goes for the thumb tuck! Which technique do you prefer?