It was in the 1200’s that people began wearing buttons but it was in the 1300’s when they created controversy. I guess buttons as fashion statements were thought of as vain by more humble folks. But we know who won that war because by 1685 the King of France so loved buttons he spent more than half a million dollars on them. Vanity? Compared to the little white ones that adorn the average man’s shirt, I would make that a yes.
Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical series, The Lion’s Trace
The Lies of the Lion (Book 1)
The Guild (Book 2)
The Last Quadroon (Book 3)
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