iPhone cover from Building Block. What’s currently in your pockets? If the answer is, “I don’t have any,” then you’re probably wearing a garment designed for women; the fist-sized pouch of hidden fabric holds a surprisingly gendered history. Imagine a world turned inside out—storage-wise, at least. In 1250 A.D. in medieval England, both men and women strapped bags to the outside of their tunics. As fashions changed, fitchets—slits in outerwear that allowed access to bags worn hidden beneath—became au courant. This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture City Guide The Standard, High Line Setting a high standard in the Lower West Side. Arts & Culture Food Issue 46 At Work With: Deb Perelman The little blog that could: An interview with Smitten Kitchen’s unflappable founder. Arts & Culture Issue 46 Word: Wintering When to withdraw from the world. Arts & Culture Issue 46 Brock Colyar An interview with a professional partygoer. Arts & Culture Issue 46 Studio Visit: Yoko Kubrick In the studio with a sculptor of monuments and mythologies. Arts & Culture Issue 46 Community Inc. Can a brand be friends with its fans?