Question for the day

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Renard, 17 Jan 2008.

  1. Renard

    Renard Guest

    Why do girls buttons fasten the opposite way from blokes?
  2. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    i know, it's so annoying when i try and dress myself in her clothes when she's out....
  3. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I think it's to make it easier for blokes to take women's clothes off, especially when drunk. :becool:
  4. Crackle

    Crackle Pah

    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!
  5. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Yes sometimes you might need to take them off in a hurry.

    For example, you hear her coming in through the front door.
  6. red_tom

    red_tom New Member

    East London
    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.
  7. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Veteran

    If that was the case they would be made with poppers or velcro.

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

    simonali Guru

    I thought it was coz their brains was wired up the opposite way to mens ones?
  9. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    They're wired up? You sure? :becool:
  10. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK

    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...
  11. girofan

    girofan New Member

    Women don't need a sword, they have a double-edged tongue!!!:angry:
  12. NickM

    NickM Veteran

    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.
  13. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    What's French dressing got to do with it?
  14. papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    Slow day at work BJB?
  15. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK

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

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

    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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