What Is That Small Pocket On Your Jeans Meant To Hold?

It's something most wearers take for granted, and something we all use to hold different things, but when asked few people actually know the intended use for that little pocket on your jeans.

We know it's handy for holding change, loose keys, packs of gum and lighters, but what did Levi Strauss actually intend jeans wearers to do with that tiny pocket?

Well, back in 1873 when jeans first came out most men carried pocket watches, and that little pocket is where the timepiece was meant to be held, for easy access while working.

-Via Esquire

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when I think of olden times and pocket watches I always picture the man retrieving it from his vest with the long chain. they didn't have vest pockets for it?
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