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What does Arcuate mean?

Generally speaking, the classic bat-wing double stitching seen on back pockets.

Style Terms explains Arcuate

From a legal sense, however, the classic double stitched arctuates or arcs that have become so recognizable originated with the very first Levi’s .  Acknowledged as the world’s oldest clothing trademark, the shape became synonymous with Levi’s by 1900.

In fact, the classic arcs are so closely associated with Levi’s that no other brand is allowed to sell in the U.S. with a similar pattern (read our previous article – “4 Years Later – Levis v.s. Japanese Repro Lawsuit Still Fair Game?“)