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    name on t shirt

    Which side of the t shirt do you embroidery just a name? Thanks for responses.

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    Left side.
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    I attended a well known embroidery seminar last spring and that very question came up. Both educators said that every one puts them over the left pocket, but could not explain why. The one educator suggested putting the name on the right side...his reasoning was-in a business situation, when two people shake hands, your eyes travel from the other persons eyes to the handshake, then up the arm towards the face again. The embroidery would then be seen as the eyes travel back to the persons face. My husband wears embroidered shirts at work. The company name is over the left pocket and his name is over the right pocket. I see no reason why you could not put it on either side.
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    Many businesses have their ID badges on the RIGHT side of a shirt or coat because we shake RIGHT hands....and when someone takes your RIGHT hand, their eyes rest on or near your right shoulder.

    I fantasize that when we held swords in our right hands, we wanted to inflict the left side of the enemy near the heart and maybe that's where we got the idea of wearing the name/insignia on the left side......but that just MY fantasy, of course.

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    This from Emily Post "Although it is easier for right handed people to put a name badge on the left side, they correctly are worn on the right side so the person shaking hands or greeting has easy eye contact with both the person and the badge as a way to help remember the name or to see where he/she is from, etc. This is the purpose of wearing the badges in the first place" - See more at: http://www.etiquettedaily.com/2009/0....jtFOcGxS.dpuf
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    I never thought to ask this question. And the answers are just as intriguing and then it comes down to Etiquette or personal choice. Oh my...... What to do?

    This page shows all the logos on the first page on the left http://www.zazzle.com/embroidered+shirts

    On several webpages....they all agree that if you have a company name, put it on the left, and the person's name on the right. If there is no logo, for everyone who said the name should stay on the right, there was an equal number who thought it should be on the left. And the final answer is..... where the customer wants it.
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    Names on the right side for the reasons already given. Another reason (learned at a conference for women in business), is men don't want to be accused of breast-gazing when they have to look past the right breast to see your name on the left breast. Obviously this is a bigger problem for some than others.

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    Thanks for your input. Left side it is. Jan, I loved your fantasy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Many businesses have their ID badges on the RIGHT side of a shirt or coat because we shake RIGHT hands....and when someone takes your RIGHT hand, their eyes rest on or near your right shoulder.

    I fantasize that when we held swords in our right hands, we wanted to inflict the left side of the enemy near the heart and maybe that's where we got the idea of wearing the name/insignia on the left side......but that just MY fantasy, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bneighbor View Post
    I attended a well known embroidery seminar last spring and that very question came up. Both educators said that every one puts them over the left pocket, but could not explain why. The one educator suggested putting the name on the right side...his reasoning was-in a business situation, when two people shake hands, your eyes travel from the other persons eyes to the handshake, then up the arm towards the face again. The embroidery would then be seen as the eyes travel back to the persons face. My husband wears embroidered shirts at work. The company name is over the left pocket and his name is over the right pocket. I see no reason why you could not put it on either side.
    Jan, you may be close to the truth. I remember reading about this but can't say where I read it.

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