The Historical Reason Men’s and Women’s Shirts Button on Opposite Sides

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When buttons were first invented, the only people who could afford them were the very wealthy. Of course, rich women in the 13th century had some grooming habits that would be considered pretty unconventional (and invasive) these days. But they’re part of the reason why our button-downs look the way they do.

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Why Men’s and Women’s Shirts Button Differently