The Pocket was German King’s Innovation

The German King and Holy Roman Emperor Henry II (973-1024), is the inventor of the pocket, and wore one made of silk brocade, on his white silk tunic.

Date:
      1024
Name(s):
      Henry II
Occupation:
      German King
      Holy Roman Emperor
Location:
      Germany

Additional Information:

  • The History of Pockets | The Art of Manliness
    From Tied-On Bags to Sewn-In Pouches: A Brief History of the Rise of Men’s Pockets. The word pocket is derived from the Old Northern French word “poque,” which meant bag. May 20, 2015
  • A history of pockets – Victoria and Albert Museum
    In contrast to the delicate, embroidered pockets of the 18th century, those of the 19th century are larger and quite plain. The Times newspaper carried the details of a trial held in March 1858. Two women were convicted of picking pockets on the omnibus.
  • Pocket – Wikipedia
    In the 17th century, pockets began to be sewn into men’s clothing, but not women’s, which continued to be tied on and hidden under the large skirts popular at the time. … Historically, the term “pocket” referred to a pouch worn around the waist by women in the 17th to 19th centuries, mentioned in the rhyme Lucy Locket.
  • The Weird, Complicated, Sexist History of Pockets – Mic
    Feb 19, 2016 – People have a lot of feelings when it comes to pockets. In short: They are great only when you have them and only when they are large enough …

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