clever-moda-denim-jean-boxer-blue-front Even great looking denim inspired men's underwear like these from Clever have the recognisable rivets, but what are they for?

REALLY? And today's interesting info will let you sound totally au fey when it comes to discussing fashion's fondness for denim, double or otherwise. The metal rivets on five pocket jeans are not the punctuation in a fashion statement - they had a purely practical purpose originally. To keep workmen's trousers together by supporting the bit that always wore out first.