You ever wonder why there's a tiny pocket above the front pocket on some jeans?
I did so I consulted the oracle. Turns out it had a clear reason behind its creation. It’s just that we don’t use it for that reason today.
That small pocket originated back in the late 1800s with the first pair of jeans sold by Levi Strauss & Co and the reason for the little pocket was practical. It was there to store and protect a pocket watch. Who knew?
From Levi Strauss..."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."
I don't recall ever having used it for anything other than getting scraped from the rivets.