You may spot the little copper rivets on jeans or other denim products. In fact, these metal rivets on jeans were designed and patented by Levi Strauss. As workers wore jeans to work, rivets were being widely applied on jeans’ pocket corner to enhance their durability. They reinforce the denim and prevent them from ripping apart.
However, with the advancement of technology, modern stitching can also provide the same function. Moreover, with the rising trend of minimalism, manufacturers try to eliminate unnecessary details on their designs. As a result, you seldom find rivets on jeans nowadays. Yet, it doesn’t mean that rivets should be gone completely. Putting rivets on jeans is a salute to the tradition and they are the perfect decoration for vintage denim lovers.
The Gambler Jeans from Stevenson Overall Co. uses detailed stitching instead of rivets to enhance the durability.
Apart from the rivets, Jacrons is also a must on jeans. They are the label at the back of the waist. Their function is to show the brand and size of the jeans – which they still do now. Yet, many of the Jacrons are now made of faux leather instead of real leather.