Why did wild west bartenders wear black armbands?


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Anonymous answered

Sleeve garters used to be worn in more often back in the Wild West.

Actually some bartenders still do wear sleeve garters to keep
their sleeves from rolling down and getting wet or getting in the way when making a cocktail.

Especially in smart bars or themed bars, as rolled up sleeves sometimes looks scruffy.

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Meta Forrest answered
Because they were always in mourning for the people who were getting shot and killed in their bars.

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