Originally Posted by mafoofan
. They fall from the shoulder point to the wrist in one sweeping curve, without any snagging or rumpling....
At the risk of sounding like a fanboy... These sleeves not only lack the obvious faults that we see very often, namely divots, pitch problems, and what is often misinterpreted as pitch problems but is really a problem with the way the shape of the sleeve is balanced to the shape of the armhole, but there are more subtle details which are not obvious to the casual observer but quite obvious to me. The lower part of the front of the sleeve requires a certain amount of fullness and a certain handling to get it right and we often see sleeves that are too dry and that don't "close" (not sure how to explain that simply). For some reason the English are more guilty than others of this sin. So what's the big deal, if it's not so obvious to the casual observer? Well, look at Yachtie's right arm- he's holding it away from his body which is causing very minor
draw lines on the sleeve. If the front notch area of the sleeve were too dry, as many of the sleeves we have seen recently, this drawing would be really bad- they would appear to twist a whole lot but they don't. It gives him a better range of movement without disturbing the sleeve. Anyway, it elevates it from a sleeve that is merely "correct" or "without obvious fault" to a sleeve which is quite excellent. And George, if the love is too much for you, I invite you to search out the divot thread. And while you're at it, you could dig out a photo of Manton's latest coat from A&S. IIRC, that a good example of what I mean by a "dry" sleeve; I just don't remember where to find it.