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Why do winter coats come with shoulder buttons?

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This is what the shoulder buttons on your coat are actually for

(Picture: Twitter)

Have you ever wondered why theres those random loops on the shoulders of winter coats?

Well, apparently, they serve a purpose.

Francheska Horsburgh recently took to Twitter to reveal her discovery.

She wrote: Taken me 18 years to find out that the weird shoulder buttons on jackets is to hold your bag in place so it doesnt fall off who knew.

Taken me 18 years to find out that the weird shoulder buttons on jackets is to hold your bag in place so it doesnt fall off🤯who knew pic.twitter.com/IMLqAb0K3s

— Francheskahorsburgh (@Francheskahor6) October 29, 2018

Francheska also shared a photo of her bag strapped in using the shoulder loops for demonstration, and the tweet has gone viral with more than 67,000 retweets and 166,000 likes.

Most people were blown away by the discovery

@Francheskahor6 “well i be damn” twitter has taught me more things about life than life itself. https://t.co/fPXllvu1OI


‏ㅤً (@johnhaynez) October 31, 2018

@Francheskahor6 @bethxjames @__jkrx WHO KNEW?! 😱


Goth Queen 💀 (@midnightandlace) October 31, 2018

@Francheskahor6 @MeganKooX Love Twitter I learn something new every day 👌😁


mags (@mags96g) October 31, 2018

@Francheskahor6 This app never fails to teach me something new


Andradé (@detailsmove) October 31, 2018

@Kirst_HC @imogen_raine @Francheskahor6 This was a shock to me but what a genius idea


nomes X (@na0mi_williams) November 01, 2018

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While there were a few who of course already knew about the clothing hack

@Francheskahor6 @MollyMunday 👍🏼 https://t.co/v4hSEUvSOQ


Nick Stay☠ (@NickStay) October 31, 2018

One mentioned that these shoulder straps are often used in military uniforms.

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They were originally designed to keep back packs, ammunition pouches or bayonets from slipping off the shoulder.

Who knew?

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