What is the fifth little pocket in jeans
Jeans - pants made of thick cotton fabric with riveted seams at the pockets. For the first time made in 1853, We pour Strauss as working clothes for farmers.
Initially, jeans were sewn from hemp canvas of English or American production, significantly cheaper due to the decline of the sailing fleet. It is through this material that jeans have won fame for exceptionally durable clothing. Later, hemp was supplanted by cotton, and by the beginning of the “denim revolution” in world fashion (1960s), hemp fabric was no longer widely used in their production.
Find out what purpose served a small "fifth" pocket on jeans.
Such a pocket appeared on Levi's first jeans 501 XX in 1873. There are several versions for which it was coined. According to one of them, the pocket was used to store watches on it in a chain - then it was somewhat larger than it is now, so the watch fit into it freely. By the way, in the Levi's catalog it still goes by the name “watch pocket”.
Another theory is that it was created for the convenience of the workers - they put nails in their pockets, and the miners kept small nuggets in it.
There is a third version, according to which this part was designed to store Zippo lighters. Since most of the cowboys used them, then the size of their pockets fit this standard.
It would seem, why sew on jeans even a small pocket, if there are already four, a lighter or flash drive, in the end, they can shelter. The advantages of the "fifth" pocket for us better say the advertising video company Levi's - the main character, he helps to get into the bedroom of the beauty.