Why clothing buttons the way it does
- Men and women are predominately right-handed. Therefore, mens'
clothing buttons with the button on the right side of the garment.
They usually dressed themselves,and button looking DOWN at a
garment.And it was easier to get your weapon out through an opening
in your coat when it opened that way. Women were dressed by servants
(think tightening a corset's strings),and buttoned looking AT a
garment, and therefore the buttons are on the right on womens'