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Arm Bands.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LabelKing, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. LabelKing

    LabelKing Stylish Dinosaur

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    For my 10,000th post, I feel this is appropriate. Does anyone wear armbands, such as those made by Albert Thurston? No, not our SoCal2NYC's Thom Browne armbands but these: [​IMG] Now, I don't have my shirts custom-made so the sleeves can sometimes present something of a problem under jackets.
     


  2. lakewolf

    lakewolf Distinguished Member

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    I've seen them here at the Tie Rack and though about as I have 3 shirts that were bought with the wrong sleeve lenght ( too long )...
     


  3. LabelKing

    LabelKing Stylish Dinosaur

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    I've seen them here at the Tie Rack and though about as I have 3 shirts that were bought with the wrong sleeve lenght ( too long )...

    How interesting--the Tie Rack here in the U.S. sells middling quality women's scarves and ties.
     


  4. lakewolf

    lakewolf Distinguished Member

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    Well, Here they sell obviously ties but also many interesting objects I buy when they do their annual sales.

    I have many bow-ties, silk braces, printed scarves, a pair of silk formal scarves ( one black one white, great for white/black tie ), two sided printed silk/wool scarves, novelty cuff-links and tie bars, novelty socks, bought for cheap...

    However I haven't seen the armbands for sale yet. But they are not so expensive... around $30 I think
     


  5. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    damn
     


  6. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Distinguished Member

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    For my 10,000th post, I feel this is appropriate.

    Does anyone wear armbands, such as those made by Albert Thurston? No, not our SoCal2NYC's Thom Browne armbands but these:

    [​IMG]

    Now, I don't have my shirts custom-made so the sleeves can sometimes present something of a problem under jackets.



    I bought a pair once but my arms are 18" around and I nearly popped them. Also there's the risk you damage your suit sleeve lining.
     


  7. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    I wouldn't wear those, but if I did it would be on a shirt sleeve not a suit sleeve and ideally I'd be dealing cards and wearing a visor.
     


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    According to the New York Times, some members of the Bangkok police department may be wearing certain armbands. [​IMG]
     


  9. Thomas

    Thomas Stylish Dinosaur

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    I've only ever seen these on the women at my office. Then again, it must be said, that I am the only man in long sleeves. We won't even discuss wearing ties/jackets/shoes with laces.
     


  10. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Distinguished Member

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    I wouldn't wear those, but if I did it would be on a shirt sleeve not a suit sleeve and ideally I'd be dealing cards and wearing a visor.

    I have a velvet painting like that but the players are all dogs.
     


  11. LabelKing

    LabelKing Stylish Dinosaur

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    I wouldn't wear those, but if I did it would be on a shirt sleeve not a suit sleeve and ideally I'd be dealing cards and wearing a visor.

    Those Old West ones seemed to look like lace garters.

    The Albert Thurston ones are for wearing on a shirt sleeve. It would be odd wearing mesh things on a suit jacket sleeve.
     


  12. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    For my 10,000th post, I feel this is appropriate.

    Does anyone wear armbands, such as those made by Albert Thurston? No, not our SoCal2NYC's Thom Browne armbands but these:

    [​IMG]

    Now, I don't have my shirts custom-made so the sleeves can sometimes present something of a problem under jackets.


    I have the same exact pair. I wear them whenever necessary.
     


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    For my 10,000th post, I feel this is appropriate.

    Does anyone wear armbands, such as those made by Albert Thurston? No, not our SoCal2NYC's Thom Browne armbands but these:

    [​IMG]

    Now, I don't have my shirts custom-made so the sleeves can sometimes present something of a problem under jackets.


    I wear them whenever needed, unless it's summer (too hot), or I know I'll be taking the jacket off (looks goofy).
     


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    I don't get it. How do you put them on?
     


  15. contactme_11

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    Do they really help that much when your shirt sleeves will be in a jacket anyway? What is their primary purpose, to hold the sleeves tighter or to hold them up higher?
     


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