1. I think it’s safe to assume that most people own at least one pair of jeans. And while wearing that pair of jeans, you’ve tried to put something in your pocket only to have it get caught in that tiny stupid little pocket inside the intended pocket.
And while in the midst of cursing the Levi Strauss gods for creating this seemingly useless little piece of denim real estate, you might have wondered, “Why is this thing even here?!?” Well, it turns out there is a historical reason.
2. According to the Levi Strauss & Co blog, that tiny little pocket was actually originally intended for men who wore pocket watches.
Appropriately enough, it’s officially called “the watch pocket,” and intended to provide protective storage for all those pocket watches back in the day when people carried pocket watches, which have been replaced by phones that do not fit in that pocket. Anyway, one mystery solved, one to go.