Figure 1.--HBC believes that button-shorts were widely worn in Europe as well as America. This Dutch boy in the 1940s wears a short pants short set with button-on styling. HBC is not sure if this is a one-piece outfit. Note the embroidery trim.
HBC is most familiar with American boys wearing button-on shorts. This does not mean, however that the style was most prevalent in the United States. Like other styles like suspender pants, HBC's greater access to American sources may give a misleading view. We do infact believe that button-on styles were wiely worn in many European countries, but at this time have few details on which countries and the styles and chronologies involved in thise countrues.
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