Sunday, August 29, 2010

Julia's Sleeve

In my own wardrobe, few things irritate me to the point of being unable to concen-
trate as sleeve length.

I never have my sleeves on a proper shirt pulled all the way down, with cuffs buttoned; they are always rolled or pushed up, as is a sweater.  In fact, I seek out bracelet-length sleeves.

As for short sleeves, the length that would make my insides dizzy from spinning like a corkscrew is the one pictured in the image above, which accompanies a story in today's NYT.  For me, this length is so mumsy, so unflattering, that I could not bear to wear it, even for a minute.

Indeed, if this image from Eat Pray Love is cited as an example of p**n (the NYT characterizes the film as such), I have to ask who its audience may be.  I couldn't even read the whole story because the sleeve distressed me so!


Maggie May said...

you have made me S M I L E :)

WendyB said...

P**n? LOL. Pawn shops? Are you against them? The story on "divorce porn" was kind of boring. I had a question about the divorce stats cited, wondering how they reflected a declining marriage rate. So agree with you on those sleeves!

Sarah @ Natural History said...

I completely and utterly agree. I do not understand women who wear short sleeves at all (especially the woman in my office building who wears short sleeved blouses - where do you BUY such things???).

I share your love of the bracelet length - my favourite tops are clingy, substantial jersey with boat necks and bracelet sleeves. However, I was also a teenager in the mid-nineties, so I have a very special place in my hear for tight sleeves that cover the tops of my hands (like the drapey All Saints cardigan I'm wearing right now).

fashion herald said...

Your story about sleeve length is a lot more interesting than that NYT article. What was the point again?!

La Belette Rouge said...

That is an evil sleeve length. It is not good on anyone. It is reason #216 why I refuse to see that movie.

Barbara said...

Great post on your Irritable Short Sleeve Syndrome. Great writing,
Ms. C.

Miss Whistle said...

You're right. It's hideous.


Miss W

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Sooo right! I thought only middle aged suburban British mummies wore these...I clearly stand (to my absolute horror) corrected ;-) Love from London x