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Campaign for Real Sleeves

(7 Posts)
Sleepyfergus Mon 16-Feb-15 18:25:23

Ok. The sun made an appearance this weekend and Spring felt like it was daring to pop by, although I'm not abandoning my pop socks just yet. (I know, I have pop socks - speaks volumes)

A little bit invigorated, I started pondering and getting excited about the reality that I can get out my cropped trousers, nicer, lighter tops/ cardi combos, and say
goodbye (for a good few months at least) to scarves, hats, gloves etc.

Then I remembered - the dreaded cap sleeve. My yearly quest will commence for decent tshirts that don't have a bloody cap sleeve which, unless you are slight of build with beautifully toned upper arms, are so horribly unflattering.

Every year I find nice tshirts. Nice material - check.
Not cropped - check.
Sturdy enough to stand up to lots of washes and not fade - check.
Not too sheer - check.
Just a bit different to not be
run of the mill - check.
Decent arm length that comes to mid upper arm - not bloody likely.

No, let's scrimp and save on using material and just give the merest hint of a sleeve, of slither proportions it probably breaks the trading standards description of an actual sleeve? Check, check, check.

Is it just me, or am I being paranoid. Where have all the sleeves gone??!

Zanzibaragain Mon 16-Feb-15 18:52:26

I hear you, I hear you.

ItIsntJustAPhase Mon 16-Feb-15 19:04:25

Got a lovely tshirt from Lands End with normal short sleeves. Scoop neck, modal, lovely.

PiratePanda Mon 16-Feb-15 19:05:54

East. Really good quality scoop-neck Ts with sleeves. Every season.

Rollermum Mon 16-Feb-15 19:09:00

Yes!! Just perches at the too of a larger arm making the whole thing look huge.

madrose Mon 16-Feb-15 19:10:28

fat face and white stuff have lovely sleeves! I feel your pain.

Amethyst24 Mon 16-Feb-15 22:01:27

Yes! Weirdly vests are more flattering on my giant arms than cap sleeves. They are the devil's work.

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