This is why all jeans have a small pocket inside the front pocket

This is why all jeans have a small pocket inside the front pocket – the truth behind it will surprise you greatly

This is why all jeans have a small pocket inside the front pocket – the truth behind it will surprise you greatly

Well, we’ve been wondering. And no matter how much we tried to think of a practical use for this small pocket, we just couldn’t find one. The cellphone doesn’t fit in there, and it’s not at all suitable for keeping small money or bills. And the keys? You’re kidding, you’ll never get the key back out of it.

Fear not, though; British paper The Independent claim to have the answer for the eternal question – and it’s probably not what you think.

From time to time you’ve probably wondered. It doesn’t matter if they’re men’s or women’s models; all jeans usually have two front pockets and two back pockets. They also have that little strange pocket inside of one of the front pockets. But why does it exist?

Interestingly, to find the origin we have to go back almost two hundred years. That little thumbnail-sized pocket isn’t a modern addition to jeans; instead, it was a practical solution for something that’s no longer a real problem today.

Behind the invention is none other than legendary jean manufacturer Levi’s.

According to The Independent, the first ‘extra’ pocket came into use in the 1800s. The reason? To facilitate the most common wearers of jeans at that time … cowboys.

Cowboys would ride with their small pocket watch tied to a strap or inside their coats, but these two methods caused the watch to fall and break. So Levis started making jeans with a small pocket designed to keep the pocket watch from being damaged. By having the clock in the pocket, the cowboys could ride without fear of the clock breaking. Smart!

I really didn’t know that myself. Pretty incredible that the design has stuck with jeans all the way up to modern day. Cowboys might no longer be around, but their watch pockets certainly are!

Share this story with your friends, so they, too, can learn the truth. I bet they’ve wondered as well!

Source:en.newsner.com

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