What is the name for the 19th century clothing in England that was decorated with buttons?

Answer In 1875, Henry Croft began a tradition of decorating clothes with buttons. He was closely connected to London's market traders, who were called coster mongers. To stand out, they would sew buttons ... Read More »

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