17 AD Eyelets
The commoners of England revolted against the brooches. The cold inhospitable climate, physically hard work culture demanded heavy, tight fitting clothes and a tough fastener. Brooches were not practical. The rusty metal used for claps also punctured their bodies.

The English Commoner had enough. Necessities always being the mother of invention, eyelets were developed. The eyelets were sewed into their pants and shirts. Into these eyelets they laced string or thin cord, which held the garment tightly together.