If you’re back in the office like a lot of people now and getting dressed in fancy clothes again you may have noticed that men’s and women’s dress shirts are different for one reason. Men’s have the buttons on the right, but women’s shirts have the buttons on the left. Why is that?
In the old days women would have servants who would dress them, so buttoning the shirt straight on is easier with them on the left. Men mostly always dressed themselves, hence having the buttons on the right was easier. It was also done with male soldiers in mind. It was easier to draw their sword or gun with the buttons on the right side.
You’re definitely going to think of this next time you’re buttoning that shirt.
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