Image courtesy of Indigo Slims
Bear with us; it’s interesting! Pre 1960, denim was seen purely as workwear. It was only in the 60s & 70s that people began to see it as a fashion item. At this point designers began to introduce denim into their collections and play around with details. In an attempt to move away from the western aesthetic, menswear designers began to swap 5 pocket detailing for jet front pockets and the trend gradually caught on in womenswear too.
The jet front pocket became an iconic feature associated with flared jeans and can be seen on all of the Marrakesh jeans in the original Made in Heaven archive – a detail you see to this day in the current MiH collection.