WHY are the buttons on men’s shirts sewn on the right but the ones on women’s shirts stitched on the left?

High society women used to dress with the help of maids. It was easier for the helpers to button the buttons, so they were placed on the left side.

Men, on the other hand, preferred to dress themselves, so it was more convenient for them to have the buttons on the right.

Men used to carry weapons on the left side, so the left shelf was on top of the right, so the hand wouldn’t cling to the clothes. It was also easier to reach for a weapon that was under his clothes with this option. If a man was already holding a weapon, it was easier for him to unbuckle his clothes with his left hand. In cold weather, men could keep their right hand, which held the weapon, warm under the left hem.

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