Everyday, walking up the stairs from the El, I notice at least one women (or man) in a super cute coat BUT the stitching is left over the vent keeping it shut. The tack stitching is put in by the factory at the vent (and sometimes the pockets) to hold shape in storage and shipping before wear. Not to make a coat fit awkwardly.
If you are one of these ladies, chic enough to get a killer coat, but unaware that the stitch is short-term, its okay, there are many more of you. But I want to put it on your radar: snip those slits and the fit will be a hit. (ps: I’m a poet and didn’t even know it.)
Easy how to: Tack stitching is long and easy to slide a pair of scissors under. Simply snip and pull threads out of the fabric by hand. Do not leave dangling from the fabric.
Set yourself free and allow yourself a longer stride.