Have you ever asked yourself what the small pocket on your jeans is for? You know, the tiny one inside the actual jeans pocket, on the right side. Well, you probably won't be the only one. Nowadays, it has no actual use, but back then, in 1873, to be precise, the jeans inventor Levi Strauss solved a particular problem with this tiny pocket: to safe keep the pocket watch.
The tiny pockets on jeans were designed for pocket watches
What we consider now a detail of style and a distinctive mark of jeans was born out of necessity. The chain watch used to be one of the essential accessories for cowboys, along with the colt. However, the fragile chain watch was not well protected in the trouser or vest pocket and got scratched easily or stolen - something that was quite common back then. This problem was solved with the fifth small bag. Due to their perfect size, the chain watches were well protected from damage and theft.
Chain watches haven't been worn for a long time now, but the small pocket has remained a style detail. Over time, the mini bag has adapted to the following generations' needs and gone from storing chain watches to storing matches to light cigarettes. Women also enjoyed the small pockets when jeans became socially acceptable for them. Nowadays, his small bag is almost entirely unused, and very few people pay attention to it. And if so, then only to keep money in it.
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