Check any pair ofjeans in your wardrobe and you’ll find them but, historically, these small pieces of metal were far from a fashion statement.
Jeansas we know them today first appeared around 1871. Originally intended for rugged cowboys, these heavy-duty cloth trousers took quite a battering from their owners, often tearing at the pockets. Jacob Davis, a San Francisco tailor found himself constantly having to repair the ripped pockets of his clients’jeans.
Davis’ plan to fix the problem once and for all was simple: use rivet buttons to strengthen the pockets. The idea quickly took off and was eventually patented – with the help of a certain Levi Strauss – giving us the infamous jeans we know today.
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