Question for the day

i know, it's so annoying when i try and dress myself in her clothes when she's out....
 
Isn't it to do with their social, multi-tasking left sided brain which enables them to do many things at once - badly and topsy-turvy!
 

red_tom

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Isn't it because historically men have dressed themselves whilst (some) women had maids to help them dress? In each case it's the right hand doing the fiddly bit.
 

ChrisKH

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domtyler said:
I think it's to make it easier for blokes to take women's clothes off, especially when drunk. :becool:
If that was the case they would be made with poppers or velcro.

Always wanted to rip the clothes off a woman.:smile:
 

domtyler

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simonali said:
I thought it was coz their brains was wired up the opposite way to mens ones?
They're wired up? You sure? :becool:
 

Arch

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domtyler said:
They're wired up? You sure? ;)
:angry:


Mind you, some women...

The dressing yourself versus having a maid to do it sounds right to me... Either that, or it'll something arcane about which hand you carry a sword in...
 

NickM

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Arch said:
The dressing yourself versus having a maid to do it sounds right to me...
I dunno... the opening scene of Dangerous Liaisons suggests that rich men had dressers too. And before anybody jumps on me, yes I know it's only a film... but I bet the people who made it knew more about 18th century French dressing practice than any of us.
 

Arch

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NickM said:
I dunno... the opening scene of Dangerous Liaisons suggests that rich men had dressers too. And before anybody jumps on me, yes I know it's only a film... but I bet the people who made it knew more about 18th century French dressing practice than any of us.

Yes, and men have had valets for centuries too, so maybe not...

Right, a quick google bring up this boring fascinating document:

http://www.goines.net/Writing/button_button.html

Buried in here is the notion that it's to do with the fact that men's clothes always buttoned up the front, whereas, in the early days of button adoption, women's clothes often buttoned up the back. If both buttoned the same way relative to an observer from the front, so to speak, then when women started to wear buttons up the front (IE, imagine the garment twisted round 180degrees) the buttoning would go the other way...

Not heard of it before, or thought of it, but it might be the case.
 
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