This shirt is so soft, it’s timeless.
ALSO check out the Pocket Watch Gears V2 design!
- Short-Sleeve Lightweight T-Shirt
- 65% Polyester / 35% Ring-Spun Cotton
- Fabric weight: 4.5 oz (153 g/m2)
- Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
- Double-stitched sleeves and bottom hem
Tophat. Monocle. Trenchcoat. You cannot imagine a wealthy gentleman in the 1700s to early 1900s without those items. The ensemble would not be complete though without the essential gadget that they carry as a timepiece: the Pocket Watch.
Pocket watches have started their popularity in the 1700s when people have transitioned from “clock-watches” that are fastened to clothing or worn around the neck to the aforementioned being worn on waistcoats or pockets. The popularity of the pocket watch happened slowly, as it was a way to show someone’s status in the society during those times. They were considered as luxury items, and wealthy men would demonstrate their wealth by carrying the pocket watches they owned.
There are different ways for pocket watches to move. There are those that need a specific key to wind the watches. Others have a stem installed on the watches; therefore, they do not needing any special items to operate them. All pocket watches have intricate gears and springs on them that make timekeeping possible. These gears and springs are meticulously manufactured to give the most precise time possible.
After the early 1900s, we moved towards wearing wristwatches, both analog and digital. We also use other means of telling time (like simply checking our smartphones). Pocket watches were soon phased out. Nowadays, it’s considered an antique and a collectible device. Check out how much this vintage pocket watch costs.
When pocket watches were still fashionable, one does not simply tuck it away in their pockets. Check out this video tutorial on how to wear a pocket watch!
Launched on: March 24, 2020