The Top 5 Clothing Patents in History

 Patent Illustration for Riveted Pants from facweb.cs.depaul.edu.

Patent Illustration for Riveted Pants from facweb.cs.depaul.edu.

Sometimes, pieces of clothing are revolutionary and deserve patents. For instance, the above patent illustration is for a pair of riveted pants, which later became the blue jeans that we know and love today. Originally, the rivets were meant to reinforce the pant pockets in order to make them more durable, as blue jeans were originally work pants. Today, most everyone wears jeans and almost all jeans have rivets on the pockets, whether they be for reinforcement or decorative purposes. Read on to find out the other top fashion patents from history!