You’ve caught your finger in it by accident many times. That little pocket on your front right pocket of your jeans or pants. The elusive “fifth pocket”. It’s always been there, but what exactly is it’s purpose?
Some people say it’s for spare change, some say for chapstick or lipstick. But the real reason it was originally designed that way was for pocket watches. Yup. Those old timey chain and clock face devices. They were first used with the original Levi’s waist overall design back in 1890 and have never left the right side of people’s pants ever since.
Obviously people no loner use pocket watches (it’s only a matter of time before they make a trendy comeback right?) but I heard a rumor that the new iPhone 12 mini that comes out next month might actually fit in that little fifth pocket. That would REALLY bring this whole tiny pocket mystery full circle.