The chair in my hotel room has a fancy metal back with curly-cue bits. I just shifted in my chair - and tore a small hole in my jeans. One of my belt loops got hooked on one of the curls, and when I moved it just ripped out the bottom of the loop. And instead of the seem between the loop and the seat breaking, it tore a little square of denim out. Mutter. Maybe it can be patched, I don't sew worth a damn though.