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    Apr 14, 2005, 03:10 AM
    Why are the buttons on men's and women's shirts on different sides?
    Would anyone happen to know why men's and women's shirts are on different sides? I am quite curious. Thanks. Brian.
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    Apr 14, 2005, 07:52 AM
    Long time ago, I read that in the early days, men dressed themselves, thus their buttons were where it worked for them to button them with their right hand. Ladies were dressed by servants, thus their buttons were where it worked for the servants in front of them, to button them with their right hand. I guess ladies that couldn't afford servants, couldn't afford clothes that buttoned.

    Like some of the other stuff I read as a child, it may be wrong.

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