Ever Noticed The Small Buttons On Your Jean Pockets? THIS Is What They’re For

What we wear tells a story about us.

When you choose button-down rather than a hoodie over an old t-shirt, you’re telling the world you mean business. When you pull on sweatpants instead of khakis, you’re clearly in a leisure state of mind. It’s why we have so many choices in our closets — so we can put together a narrative every day.

But there are stories inside the clothes we wear as well. Some of them aren’t just interesting — they’re historic. And you wouldn’t know it just by looking at it!

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Jeans have conquered the world.

They’re everywhere. Blue skies, blue oceans, blue jeans. But how much do you really know about them?

Jeans have conquered the world.
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Most of us have a few pairs in our closet right now.

In fact, on average, most American women own seven pairs of jeans. Seven!

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On those many, many pairs of jeans, there are little buttons on the pockets.

What are those all about?

On those many, many pairs of jeans, there are little buttons on the pockets.
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As it happens, there’s a lot of history in those little buttons.

A blue jean empire, and an American icon, were built around them starting way back in 1872…

As it happens, there's a lot of history in those little buttons.
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