There are always certain things in life no matter how small that remain a mystery to us. Yet when such little mysteries are explained, we have a little smile at the invention or importance of the knowledge gained. Today's blog will help answer a question you may have always wondered but never knew the answer to...What is the little pocket of the right-hand side of a pair of jeans?
Most jeans are given a style name or a nickname, but they are commonly referred to as the five pocket jean. Pretty simple; two in front, and two at the back. Then there’s the little pocket inside the right front pocket. The first blue jeans had four pockets: only one in back, two in the front, plus the small, 'watch pocket'. Back in the 1800s, cowboys used to wear their watches on chains and kept them in their waistcoats. To keep them from getting broken, Levis introduced this small pocket where they could keep their watch. Back 1873, in the gold rush era, the miners used it for carrying small items like golden nuggets, this extra pouch has served many functions, which is evident in the many titles its been known as over the years: frontier pocket, condom pocket, coin pocket, match pocket and ticket pocket, to name a few.
For the denim lover, this small pocket still has lots of significance since it’s yet another part of the jeans that will break in and fade beautifully and for the watch collector it will always maintain its history as the watch pocket.
So whether you are wanting to make a fashion statement with your jeans watch pocket or wanting to make a social statement with a watch supporting a worthwhile cause, you know where to go.
More importantly be sure to #LyfeWatches