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IN Lifestyle ON 31 May, 2016
Shirts are an integral part of our clothing just like our jean or denim. Pull over a basic shirt and you are good to go. Be it a man or a woman, we both love to sport a shirt. But have you ever wondered why we have buttons on different sides?
Well, to tell you this goes back to the time of Napolean and you will love your shirts even more after reading this.
Napolean used to tuck his right hand in his shirt. Later, every woman started mimicking him, sticking their hands the same way. Thus, he gave the order to have buttons on the opposite side for all.
Rich women had servants to dress them up while men used to get dressed up all by themselves. It was easier for right-handed servants to shut the buttons.
Men usually rode on the left-hand side of the road if they had to carry swords. While the women had their buttons on the left so that sitting sidesaddle won't let any air enter their shirt.
But they also wanted to look different to men and hence, borrowed features from men's clothing.