Right-Handed Buttons

The origin of right-handed buttons on men’s shirts stems from battles where they wore armor. With most men being right handed the armor needed to overlap so that a sword could not enter through the gap during a right-handed blow from an adversary.

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  1. Not only that… – It is also because it is easier to undo them one handed this way….
    Also, the womens are the other way around is because they would have a personal assistant/maid dress them, so the buttons lap the other way to be easier for the maid.

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