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It simply had to fit into a pocket of a jacket despite the norm back then.
To give the full picture, the cameras used at that time were large boxes that absolutely didn't fit into a pocket of a jacket, and often they required tripod and extra film magazines (one for each picture).
We look for similar good cameras, and they are hard to find.
I think Leica should seriously think about making a Leica C or similar small camera with a built-in selfie-stick.
The implied pain you will suffer if you don't take pictures is greater than the pain of carrying the precious camera system you bought that evening where you had the money and was all fired up on revitalizing your purpose to do real serious photography.