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This Is What That Little Pocket on Your Jeans Is Actually For

Esquire Philippines logo Esquire Philippines 6/29/2020 Jess Edwards

Occasionally, we find an answer to one of life's constant questions, and everybody pretty much loses it. Today's revelation has to do with jeans. Specifically that little pocket on them. You know, the one that doesn't really function as a pocket because it's so tiny, and which is actually located in a real pocket, but which nonetheless is technically a pocket in and of itself.

It seems some particularly curious forum users couldn't live in a world where that pocket's function remained unknown, so they have gone and discovered its use. The tiny little pocket inside a pocket is actually for watches, designed for cowboys in the 1800s. But since we are living in the future and we are, for the most part, not cowboys, these pockets have taken on new uses.

As it says on the Levi Strauss website, "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."

Match pocket has a nice ring to it.

FromCosmopolitan UK

This story originally appeared on Esquire.com. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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