17 AD Buttons, Hooks, Buckles
The jolly convenient eyelets crossed England shores to every country in Europe, and in no time most of the world was string to the eyelets. Till in the 17th century, a German goldsmith and an unknown seaman thought better.

The enterprising goldsmith filled the eyelets with buttons but lavishly covered with precious metals and inlaid with expensive gems, only the upper class could afford them. The common man adopted the concept of buttons and made it with fabric, shells, polished rocks and fine grained wood.

Now about the unknown seaman's struggle. British seamen faced severe handicaps when the violent sea splashed ice cold water on them and they couldn't get rid of the sodden clothes tightly shrewn together either by strings or buttons. The common man adopted the concept of buttons. An unknown seaman took it upon himself to find a solution and he invented the hook and eye fastener, which was very simple and dependable and was called as 'The Hook'.

The unknown seaman worked further on his invention and produced the world's first belt buckle, which enabled the sailors to fasten and unfasten their garments in any weather.