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You ever wonder why The Rifleman's shirts were fashioned with galoshes buckles?

 

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He was a single dad. Buckles are easier than buttons to sew. 

Hand sewing button holes is a time suck.

 

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Some old order Amish/Mennonite/Quaker sects consider buttons to be vain decoration. 

 

Maybe the Rifleman had latent tendencies from a strict upbringing?

 

 

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Need a clearer pic. I think they might be leathertabs.

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Everything you ever wanted to know about the shirt.

 

Here's a screen worn one you coulda bid on.

 

Or buy your own here!

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His other shirt had regular buttons. :D

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Man, I am hot this mornin! And I haven't even had any coffee yet! :D

 

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Because he was the Rifleman, he could wear anything he wanted..... :D

 

..........Widder

 

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3 hours ago, Texas Joker said:

He was a single dad. Buckles are easier than buttons to sew. 

Hand sewing button holes is a time suck.

 

About the only other activity I dislike more is changing diapers......and I'm sewing suspender buttons on all of my blue jeans, a pair a day.

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It looked "old-westy" to folks that had no clue about the real old west. Heck, he used a model '92 Winchester, and the time-frame was the 1880's, and rode a modern saddle, instead of an A-fork saddle.

So....obviously the shirt ties make up for all the other inaccuracies of the props. It becomes more authentic now....right?

Notice that even "Mark" had a similar shirt, to his. Now that's going above and beyond, to be more authentic...by gum!!!  

Meanwhile, another bird-dog flew over.

 

 

  

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Ever get your fingers caught or smashed by the lever?

I have.

Big buttons would have for a few days until fingers were 100%.

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