Don't HAVE to have a pocket to clip either (or belt loop). My folder is clipped along the waist band behind the belt at about 11:30 position (tilted with bottom to the left). Once you find the 'sweet spot' you can forget it is there at all. I used to carry them at about 1:30 to 2:30 position and that worked well too but I like having easy access with either hand. Body type and pants style may dictate who this works for.