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ideal length for short sleeves

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by matadorpoeta, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

    Mar 10, 2006
    I abhore short sleeved shirts. If it's smoltering out I'll wear a polo or a short-sleeved knit, but you'll never ever see me in a short-sleeved "dress" shirt.

    Guys, this is what cotton voile and linen are for!


  2. kcgreg

    kcgreg Senior member

    Mar 13, 2006
    I think it must cover the entire top half of the arm i.e. includes the biceps whether you have it or not. Even to the point of very slightly covering the elbow.
  3. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

    Mar 15, 2006
    It's good that sleeve lengths vary, for proportions vary. Somebody might have long forearms and short upper arms. Somebody, like Allen Iverson, might be long in both. The idea is to wear sleeves of a length that makes arm proportions look most normal.
  4. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

    Jun 9, 2005
    New York
    I also dislike short sleeve button-down shirts quite intensely. I never wear them and never felt the desire to wear one. However, if I did wear short sleeve shirts (and to come back to the question asked here), I would want them to fit like this:

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