Re: 14th c. Buttons: Which side to put them on?
- My thanks to everyone who responded to my question about what side to
place buttons on my new arming coat. Wow! This list is a veritable
mine of wonderful people, information and resources. I honestly had
no idea there would be as much information as was sent to me either
privately or posted on the list.
As it seems there is no evidence for a specific custom in 14th
century English dress, and "whim" of wearer or tailor was
documented...I've decided to stick to having buttons on the left and
the holes on the right...I have a stiff left wrist due to some recent
surgery (no, not jousting related!) and it's just easier for me this
Again, many thanks for the terrific advice and documentation.
--- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com
> > I am about to finish a circa 1360's aketon/gambeson/arming coat
> > (OMG! There are sooooo many terms)....but I'm stumped about what
> > side to put the buttons on! Outside Left or outside right?