It’s hard to imagine a life without pockets. After all, people are used to the convenience of the clever little addition to shirts, jackets, pants, and even dresses. But did you know that pockets in clothing did not exist until the 19th century? Here is how the modern pocket became a regular staple in our daily life.
Pockets were initially worn outside of someone’s clothes. The word “pocket” is actually derived from Old Northern French word “poque” which means “pouch” or “bag”. The term was popularly used to described the small pouches men wore around their waist to carry currency and other items.
Men previously used pouches attached to their belts so they can carry their belongings.
Wearing the pouches outside of their clothing proved to be a bad idea. The pockets were easy to spot and robbers can easily snatch them. In the 17th century, people started cutting slits into their clothes to hide the little bags. Pouches proved to be rather bulky so tailors began sewing the pockets into breeches, vests, and coats. These compartments quickly became the norm for modern clothing.
A classic suit features jetted pockets that can hide a man's belongings.
Although women still relied on pouches, men’s clothing started adapting to include pockets. There were three classic suit pockets that are still being used today. The jetted pocket is sewn inside the seams or lining of the jacket while the ticket or change pocket were placed above the right hip pocket. The patch pocket were added so men can carry more items in their jacket. They were also adopted into military uniforms for soldiers.
Cargo pockets are now the most important part of military uniforms.
The patch pocket led to cargo pockets which were initially sewn into shirts and jackets. However, they were also added to pants so soldiers can carry important items like rations or grenades. Modern-day soldiers usually have 11 compartments in their uniforms, four in their jackets and seven in their pants.
Fashion designers are currently making pockets a big part of modern dresses.
Men have certainly embraced pockets in almost every article of clothing. However, some women’s dresses still come without the same compartments, forcing ladies to carry their belongings in purses.
Luckily, designers have started adding pockets to modern dresses. The idea of a pocketed dress is certainly a welcome one for women everywhere.
8 Things Men Do That Prove They Truly Love You
Here are the 8 discernible actions which show when he is absolutely in love with you.
When we think of men, we think of strength and power. But the truth of the matter is that even the strongest man you know has a tender side and they are often not afraid to show it to someone they love.
It is mostly believed that women take their relationships more seriously than men. However, when a guy finally finds someone he truly loves, his ways will be much different from when he was with other partners he didn’t have a strong connection with.
1. He will listen intently to you
Naked Hermit Forced To Leave His Home On A Remote Island Over Health Concerns
He had intended to stay on the island until his dying day.
For 30 years, Masafumi Nagasaki has been a resident of Sotobanari, a group of remote Japanese islands near Taiwan where he forages for food naked. But now, due to health concerns, the hermit has been forced to leave the island, his home since 1989.
Living on an island, Nagasaki has developed a morning routine and he strictly stuck to it. Every day, he exercises, spends several hours on the beach, and cleans the place with his rake and white gloves.
“Nagasaki’s beach” is considered the cleanest beach filmmaker Alvaro Cerezo has ever seen.
25 Of The Largest Malls In The World
Now, whose feet are tired?
In this age of consumerism, we see malls sprouting one after another, some of them built in close proximity. Malls continue to abound as if oblivious to the global economic crisis.
You would be surprised that some of the biggest malls in the world thrive in countries where shopping money for the majority of its population is scarce.
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