What's This Pocket Used For? The Answer's Surprising

Tiny pockets on jeans can trace their roots back to the inception of the garments themselves back in the 1800s, but the real reason for their existence is not common knowledge. According to Providr, there’s actually a very practical reason for their presence.

The purpose isn’t so practical in this day and age, and the little pockets tend to be used for little more than small scraps and change. Back when they originated, the carrying of pocket watches was the norm. The pockets perfectly fit the little watches that were typically hung from a chain fastened to the user’s clothing.

Although it’s unlikely pocket watches will be making a comeback anytime soon in the digital age, those that want to fashion one can provide curious onlookers with a bit of a history lesson while showing off their retro fashion sense. For those not so inclined, it will remain useful as a holder for candy wrappers, spare change and perhaps even little treats.

Source: Providr
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Tiny pockets were used for watches.

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