A Conversation for The History of the Button

Opposite Buttoning for men and women

Post 1


I thought this detailed article would provide the answer to my question. Does anyone know the origin of the fact that buttons on men's shirts are on the right side of the shirt and women's buttons are on the left? Please help!!!

Thanks!!!! Ed

Opposite Buttoning for men and women

Post 2

jaz'd(ace & yada yada *sigh* chocolate yada)

Well, if lt's any help Ed I did find this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blouse (read the 4th paragraph). Or you could try looking here, click on 'Life' then 'Human Behaviour'...smiley - ermI see your point, or should I say that I haven't found mine. smiley - eurekaEd! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suit_(clothing)#Women.27s_suits (and scroll down to "...buttons"-drawing of the sword).

Alright, that out of the way I'm here as one of the aces and I'll be leaving you a message on your page, ok-see you there...

Opposite Buttoning for men and women

Post 3


Hi there, I think the opposite buttoning stems from rich ladies who had a dresser, obviously to dress, but men dressed themselves, hence the buttons round the other way.

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