Sleeveless in Wisconsin

excerpt from jane's world

Can we just stop making tops with three-quarter-length sleeves? I'm always trying to pull the sleeve down or push it up...a clear indicator that something is not right with that length of sleeve.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but when you buy a top with sleeves, it's because a) it's warm out, or b) it's cold out. If it's warm, you're going to buy short sleeves. Perhaps if you're under age, say 58, you may choose a sleeveless top. If you are buying a shirt for winter, you'd be nuts not to buy long sleeves, especially if you live in the Midwest. And I do.

You could argue that for all those days that fall in between hot and cold, the three-quarter-length sleeves are perfect. Not! Have you ever worn them? Depending on your arm length, they look awkward. If you have long arms, the sleeves end in the bend of your arm, resulting in loss of circulation to your hand. It also leaves unattractive sleeve indentations in your skin in that sensitive area behind your elbow. Who needs that?

If your arms are shorter than normal, the sleeves fall about an inch above your wrist, making it look like the tailor ran short of material. Not to mention this will drive the wearer batty. You'll constantly have a cold wrist, and you'll look anxious as you try to pull the end of the sleeve down that extra inch, over and over again.

Originally Published October 27th, 2016 in the Crawford County Independent & Kickapoo Scout