This Is Why Buttons On Menís And Womenís Shirts Are On Different Sides.


He denies it at first, as the suit fits him like a glove -- but then he realizes the cold hard truth about his new suit: The buttons are on the wrong side of the jacket. Women's buttons are generally on the left, while men's are on the right.

It made for a hilarious moment on the show, but did you ever stop to think why the buttons switch side according to gender? It turns out that there's a few historical theories on the matter, including ideas about Napoleon, sword-fighting, and breastfeeding. Learn more about this curious trend below.

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