What's the point of that tiny front pocket on your jeans?

The issue came to the forefront of fashion quandaries this week after a fashion thread asking the very same question was rediscovered.

"To keep [the pocket watches] from getting broken, Levi's introduced this small pocket where they could keep their watch," wrote the knowledgeable Nitin Achdev on the forum.
Levi's backed up the fact in 2014, including the thinking behind the small storage space in a feature about oft-forgotten pant parts.

"The first blue jeans had four pockets – only one in back and, in the front, two plus the small, watch pocket," the brand revealed.

"Originally included as protection for pocket watches, thus the name, this extra pouch has served many functions, evident in its many titles: frontier pocket, condom pocket, coin pocket, match pocket and ticket pocket, to name a few.

"Not only is the pocket extremely useful for holding tiny trinkets, it is also is loved by denimheads for the faded and worn nature it takes on over time."

So there you have it folks, now you can strut around feeling like a real jeans genius.


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