Home » 101 Spotlight» The Mystery Of Those Little Pockets Solved

What are Those Small Pockets in Your Jeans For?

Ananya Biswas | Jun 08, 2016, 14:46 IST
What are Those Small Pockets in Your Jeans For?
What is the use of this pocket?
From the purpose of those rivets or the little metal buttons on your jeans to identifying the original Levi’s among a stack of fakes, we have had a lot of enlightening on the subject of jeans. But one question that recently got a lot of attention on the internet was the purpose of the small fifth pocket on the front of jeans for years now.
While many of us might think, what’s there to discuss? It is to keep coins or tickets, or wait maybe mints or condoms! To each one of us it has its own use, but you will be surprised to know that none of the above mentioned uses are the actual reason of this teeny-weeny pocket’s existence.
Swipe to know the real purpose of these pockets…

DON'T MISS

Find out more by clicking on the following slides

  • All of us use it for different purposes.2 of 3
    All of us use it for different purposes.
    Swipe to know the real purpose of these pockets…
  • These pockets were designed to keep watches.3 of 3
    These pockets were designed to keep watches.
    So here comes the moment of truth – this little pocket was actually made to keep watches! Surprised? Aren’t you? Well, the Levi’s blog confirms that this small pocket was designed to slip in pocket watches. The pocket appears on the oldest pair of jeans in the Levi’s archives, which dates back to about 1879. According to the blog, the first pair of blue jeans had only four pockets, only one in the back, two in the front plus the one small watch pocket.
     


    In the 1800s, cowboys used to wear watches on chains and keep them in their waistcoat pockets. Levi’s introduced this small pocket where they could keep their watch. And it makes sense, as keeping your watch in that small pocket will prevent it from falling or getting scratched by other objects in the pocket. Of course, it also made checking time easier and more accessible.
     
    With time the watch has changed its form and no longer needs to be kept in pockets, and so has changed the purpose of it as well.
     
    So whatever way you might use it for, but now at least you know its actual purpose. Go flaunt your wisdom now.
     
     
     
     

Recommended