The rivet was originally an invention that was granted a patent to a tailor called Jacob Davis and his cloth supplier Levi Strauss. The patent states an “Improvement in Fastening Pocket-Openings" using a copper rivet.
This pair of miniature Levi's jeans were produced in the 50s to be worn by a small child! They're a part of the post war American era when denim was rapidly becoming more and more popular, and the casual style synonymous with the blue cotton twill fabric was getting more accepted to wear.
Don held Buck Out's at a small arena near his home during this time. His group of friends and fellow cowboys had a club called "The Rodeo Club". Anyway this piece is the last from my collection of Don's stuff. He passed away in 2002."