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Friday, July 11, 2008

I'm Seeing Alot of Pushed-up Sleeves in Europe

Comments on "I'm Seeing Alot of Pushed-up Sleeves in Europe"


Blogger The Domina said ... (9:18 AM) : 

I adore the pushed up sleeves, but the short trousers have got to go! They only serve to make this gentleman look like he has shorter legs.


Blogger Jorge said ... (9:20 AM) : 

OK, so this looks good with jackets and shirts that were cut and sewn just for them. Hopefully this will not lead to gents wearing their off-the-rack sleeves all bunched up, or worse yet, the rolled up jacket sleeves of the late 80's! I feel that the tapered legs of these pants guide your eye towards the shoes, which should be a basic shape and style, and that does not happen here. Anyone have any clue as to what kind of shoes these are? Look almost like golf shoes? Jorge from W Palm Beach


Blogger Sternchen said ... (9:24 AM) : 

Yes, they are very popular in Europe right now, somehow it reminds me of the 80's :)


Anonymous Kiman said ... (9:29 AM) : 

The pushed up sleeves look great, but a little bit too much with the rolled up pants?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:37 AM) : 

and there is a reason for it i should think. making his look slightly more casual but still classy. its wonderful. especially with the pants slightly rolled.
i like it.


Blogger Gabriela said ... (9:51 AM) : 

Pushed-up sleeves have always been a must! They make men look so strong, sexy and interesting.


Blogger johan1000 said ... (9:52 AM) : 

Nice confidence shining out but the clothes are to extremely worn in my oppinion. nice colour on shirt though :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:01 AM) : 

Are there any men left who still wear socks?


Anonymous James Bort said ... (10:04 AM) : 

Je découvre votre blog and it's simply amazing ! Love your pictures and the choice of the models. Paris missed you !

A men in Paris.

James Bort


Blogger Dan said ... (10:09 AM) : 

Oh God, I hope I don't end up doing it. For now I'll say pushed-up sleeves didn't look good in the eighties and they still don't.Without the pushed-up sleeves I think he'd have to roll his cuffs down and change those shoes. Maybe he should anyway.


Blogger Cormac said ... (10:15 AM) : 

Lovely picture, but I can't get excited over the look. Most of my sports jackets have functional sleeve buttons precisely so that I don't have to remove the jacket when I need to roll up the sleeves a bit for something. But to walk around with your jacket sleeves pushed all the time is pretty twee. It doesn't help in my eyes that today's subject also succumbed both to the Thom Brown craze for high-waters (although his seem only a bit higher than traditional European cuts) and the no-socks fad (which has its place, but never with a jacket in my view). And are those sneakers he is wearing?


Blogger Miguel said ... (10:23 AM) : 

Very nice cross botton navy jacket, lovely pink shirt. I like the way he is wearing his watch and bracelet. And a vey classic convination of colors in jacket and pants...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:24 AM) : 

thank you for this article of reference. I can cite this whenever I try to tell people (in Nova Scotia, no less) that rolled up sleeves/pant legs are hot hot hot. they think I'm crazy.


Blogger Adiel said ... (10:37 AM) : 

Push up sleeves, huh? Good to know!

Love this look by the way...
Good eye!


Anonymous Scott P. said ... (10:48 AM) : 

Wasn't sure I liked it at first, but it kind of grows on you.


Blogger Dapper Kid said ... (11:02 AM) : 

The double breasted jacket looks super, and I love those trousers!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:19 AM) : 

love it, i'm sure ysl would approve as well.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:34 AM) : 

Fabulous look! Fabulous photo!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:54 AM) : 

not a good look, the double breasted jacket clashes with this Miami Vice deal. And hey the beard and hair are in need of a trim. I'm all for loose and casual and for neat and tight, but make up your mind, dude.


Anonymous tj said ... (12:01 PM) : 

Pushed-up sleeves give a nice, relaxed vibe to a suit or jacket. It's a bit of a throwback to the early 1980's, I think.
I like the bright shirt contrasted with the dark jacket on this fellow. Leaving one extra button undone just adds to the relaxed feeling.
Nice shades. Another pocket square!
The shoes are unusual. I can't make up my mind how I feel about them.
One suggestion for this gent. If your jacket is one size looser, you can make use of the pockets to hold your cell phone and PDA without ruining the line of the jacket. Free your hands, and reduce the risk that you lose your cell phone. A compromise between function and fashion.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:16 PM) : 

This is righteousness itself. The dude knows what he's doing.


Blogger A la Femme said ... (12:45 PM) : 

I love how relaxed he looks. Also that blazer is perfectly tailored. Lovely!!


Anonymous Martin said ... (12:51 PM) : 

This is one of my all time favourite photos. I love the pants and shoes and white the bright light just make it more lovely


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:58 PM) : 

rakish and impudent. Not for me, but he looks thrilled with it!


Blogger Alicia said ... (1:00 PM) : 

Forget the sleeves, those shoes!


Blogger iEbun said ... (1:08 PM) : 

this is a great fit, he makes that DB jacket look so cool, and the khakis are perfect. nice.


Anonymous lintmag said ... (1:28 PM) : 

Attractive older lad, but I hate to say, I call these "comedian sleeves". All bad comedians in the late 80's and 90's seemed to push up their jacket sleeves like this - it's awful. If it's hot, honey, take that jacket off!
I also find it fascinating that he's standing in front of a bale of hay - where is this???


Blogger midwesternsartorialist said ... (1:59 PM) : 

Kind of reminds me of John Cusack in Say Anything. Just missing the boombox.

But, in all reality, I'm not sure I like the double-breasted sportcoat. I don't know if I like those period. They add a couple of pounds to just about anybody.

Oh, well.


Blogger Cecilia said ... (2:15 PM) : 

I like the look, but i'm not so sure about the cuffed pants. it fits him well, though and i love his shoes


Blogger K.B. said ... (2:40 PM) : 

A classic look, and I am so pleased that there is no gold chain in that open shirt collar. Rolled up sleeves and pants certainly add a casual air to the ensemble -- as though he just stepped off of his sailboat.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:03 PM) : 

Gorgeous photo! I love the casual, relaxed look of pushed up sleeves. But the shoes are amazing!
PS-"a lot" are two separate words...


Blogger Catherine said ... (3:04 PM) : 

Love the shoes. Love the pushed up sleeves. I'm still not sold on the short pants, though I get the message that their the thing in Europe. I guess I'm too old fashioned.


Blogger Maggie May said ... (3:09 PM) : 

very summery, i love the pink peeking out, the black on wrist, his stance


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:11 PM) : 

What color is his jacket? I am getting a black vibe, which is interesting, because navy blue would have been the obvious choice.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:23 PM) : 

Pushed-up sleeves...fine. But the rolled-up pants that are too tight at the ankle and too short WITH those shoes make him look like a clown! Too much trend!


Blogger Laguna Beach Trad said ... (3:33 PM) : 

Great photo. Love the pink shirt, DB jacket, beard, and khakis. The shoes are bizarre, to me. Pushed-up sleeves? Well, it reminds me of that Miami cops televisual programme from the 1980s (can't recall the name of it).


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:46 PM) : 

My future husband should look this good!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:48 PM) : 

again, it's all about attitude. The most awkward man wearing the same thing could simply not pull it off. And I am sorry but I believe a lot is two words not one. Yes, I am anal.


Anonymous angie said ... (3:58 PM) : 

Dapper! Don't like the pants, but love the shoes.


Anonymous marco said ... (4:05 PM) : 

i find it hard to take this guy serious. just like i find it hard to take women in their fifties who wear expensive baseball caps and too much makeup serious.


Anonymous Designgod said ... (4:20 PM) : 

I am not a fan of all of this pushed-up business. I have seen the look on a lot of European tourists too and it leaves somethng to be desired. WAY too casual for my tastes.


Blogger thierry said ... (4:35 PM) : 

what i notice more about the sleeves is the narrow and high armhole and how fitted they it...this cancels any 80s connotation


Blogger Scott W said ... (4:43 PM) : 

Please. Tell me no.


Blogger Butch said ... (4:50 PM) : 

All nice--except for the too aberrant shoes.

A nice advertisement for the freedom to dress with brio at any age.


Blogger designerman said ... (5:19 PM) : 

And he is having so much fun. That's what I love the most about the picture.

And let's not forget the fit of the jacket. That's a kick ass waist!


Blogger Jim said ... (6:10 PM) : 

great total look but would hesitate on the golf shoes---


Blogger Serg Riva said ... (6:15 PM) : 

The difference is that the sleeves are pushed, not rolled, although here he also does a half turn on the edge of the cuff.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:25 PM) : 

Sorry for an ignorant question, but is pushed-up sleeve the same as rolled-up sleeve? And if not, how do you hold it up?


Anonymous Chet said ... (6:42 PM) : 

What's with the golf shoes? Is this from the golf course? Why cleats?


Anonymous CK Dexter Haven said ... (6:49 PM) : 

How do the Euros get away with all that 'peacocky' stuff?

Scott, do you ever find instances where these guys go TOO far? At what point can we call them vain, narcissistic, ridiculous, and girly?

I'm not saying that's the case here. This fellow isn't SO far over the top. I'm just askin'....


Anonymous said ... (7:46 PM) : 

He looks like he escaped from a Ralph Lauren ad!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:56 PM) : 

This rolled up sleeve look is a dream for tall lanky men who don't want to feel like they're wearing their fathers' jackets. it allows for a sleek fit in the torso and hides the possibility of an ill-fitting sleeve. I'm ALL OVER IT.


Blogger Giuseppe said ... (10:53 PM) : 

Golf shoes?!?!?!

C'mon now.


Blogger Kanani said ... (1:53 AM) : 

I can't tell. Are those golf shoes?

What makes it works is his confidence. The silhouette of the jacket, the pink of the shirt, the way he has it pushed up along with the rolled up pants creates sort of "just rushed out the door" effect --which looks breezy and has its charm.


Blogger said ... (1:57 AM) : 

The fit of the jacket is perfection! The pushed sleeves are great. A great look altogether.


Blogger Ruby said ... (2:26 AM) : 

I love him.


Blogger Jacob said ... (3:34 AM) : 

Always a dicey choice to push the sleeves up.

I know people who think it's acceptable to do it with there newly acquired leather jackets.

This guy does it right by only pushing the up a 1/4 of the way, rather than right near the elbow.

But again, risky territory.


Blogger sosser said ... (3:38 AM) : 

god i am sick of the 80s!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:14 AM) : 

The Italian Man, one of many European imports that are too cool for school.



Anonymous m e l i g r o s a said ... (4:56 AM) : 

those shoes are divine. I love that linen hem/fold at the perfect length European men master so well.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:38 AM) : 

I do not share the general enthusiasm for this pushed up business. Too effete, effeminate, self conscious. Every thing about it is "trop" (too much). Isn't elegance about eliminating all that is too this or too that?
Not to mention the "shoes"(!)
Oh god!
Xavier Benoit.


Anonymous suzanne nelson said ... (8:13 AM) : 

not a fan, at least not of this example. to me it's just ruining the line of a really good jacket. the heavy (golfing?) shoes make the pants look too short, a lighter soes might have been better. i would like to see more pictures of the pushed up sleeve, though and be persuaded it can work!


Blogger fash me up said ... (8:21 AM) : 

Wow he looks great!
He is holding that journal with such finesse i would just love to see his entry in it today.
The shirt just makes me want to dance and sing out loud it's so pink yet so right he pulls it off with ease and dont even get me started on those pants.....the crease is just so sharp and masculine yet somehow casual enough to stroll around truly a fan.


Blogger Radio Catro said ... (8:32 AM) : 

It´s summer, why not? The jacket fits perfect, by the way.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:49 AM) : 

He must had had his jacket tailored keeping in mind that he would push them up. Otherwise the sleeves would look loose and bunched up and would have to be pushed up past the elbow. Quite like the 80's look with the shoulder pads ala George Micheal.

Like all the trends from the 80's this one was also quite forgettable. Alhough, he somehow manages to pull it off.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:50 AM) : 

Push up just one sleeve and you'll be one hot trendsetter in Europe! Jeesh.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:17 AM) : 

The shoes give me goose pumps!


Blogger Trapiello said ... (10:02 AM) : 



Blogger LuLu124 said ... (10:14 AM) : 

wow the outfit fits him perfectly, it is a very interesting type of trend :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:42 AM) : 

I'm also not so sure about the rolled up trousers and the pushed up sleeves, i think he should do just one of the two and maybe the rolled up trousers with plain shoes?


Blogger UES boy said ... (12:03 PM) : 

he is Mr. Cool Guy! I love it. Strengthens my belief that all old people are awesome.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:03 PM) : 

Don't care for this pushed-up jacket sleeve thing at all. Looks madly binding and uncomfortable. I'd sooner remove the jacket. And the pant length and choice of shoes are lamentable.


Blogger White Russian said ... (2:01 PM) : 

Those are golfing shoes!....I think...I like it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:15 PM) : 

This man is simply gorgeous! I absolutely love how he pulls everything off with such ease.
Tres Chic!


Anonymous SpanishGent said ... (2:30 PM) : 

As an European, I see lots of new things all the time in Europe, but I do not necessarily find them tasteful. Aside from that, this would have been a nice outfit if he had not taken it over the top: too much rolling-up everywhere! And, if he wanted to do all that, subtle shoes would have been "de rigeur".


Anonymous Plum said ... (3:54 PM) : 

Does anyone have an opinion on the colour of his pants?

on fair-skinned people I find if the beige is too light, at first glance it appears as if one has forgotten their pants.


Anonymous Pandora said ... (3:56 PM) : 

I'm sure he's seen or at least heard of Miami Vice. He's been there and done that. Now he's old enough to know better.

I find the golf shoes too heavy and the waist too tight.


Blogger Cale said ... (5:11 PM) : 

This photo's caption/label is probably the best title for a song I've ever heard. Perfect.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:48 PM) : 

No socks, short trousers - it's hot! Leave the jacket at home! Men need a new dress code for hot summers.


Anonymous exurban escape said ... (5:06 AM) : 

"A lot" should be 2 words, Sart ;)

And that's one snazzy Italian guy!


Blogger Erin said ... (10:42 AM) : 

For a second I thought he didn't have any pants on.

BUT, optically-illusioned streaking aside, the rolled-up look on the top and bottom is perfect. I would go so far as to use the word "adorable." He just looks like a fun old guy.


Blogger natasha s. said ... (11:35 AM) : 

Its funny to see that for the males you choose, you mainly use classicly dressed males (pardón) and more modern ladies. : )


Blogger The Pilgrim said ... (12:47 PM) : 

It's a nice summer look, elegant with a modern touch.

It's refreshing to see a gentleman that's beyond youth being adventurous with his clothing.


Blogger xnoelle25 said ... (1:15 PM) : 

i'm very impressed. this man has everything perfect. all of the colors he is wearing are so perfectly proportioned. his rosy tone in his aviators mix with his casual pink dress shirt. his rolled up sleeves are to die for, especially with that extra rolling of the pants. he looks clean and neat, and his clothes fit and complement his body perfectly; also, the brown shoes help to even out the khaki pants and dramatic jacket. and i'm loving the bands on his wrists. this man definitely knows how to pull together a great outfit. such and inspiration!


Anonymous SpanishGent said ... (7:15 PM) : 

Too affected! Too much rolling-up everywhere! If he wanted to roll-up both his jacket sleeves and pants, simple shoes or moccasins should have been "de rigueur". Is he also wearing a neck chain?


Blogger Holy Cuteness said ... (9:10 PM) : 

This blog rules... :-)


Anonymous itain'tfortrying said ... (12:38 AM) : 

How do the sleeves stay up? Mine never do!


Blogger Natalie Galitzine said ... (1:27 AM) : 

The pushed-up sleeves make him look very energetic ...and I almost want to say young :o) I love the colors and the shapes of this outfit. It is so pleasant to see a man with fresh playful style, yet very masculine!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:52 AM) : 

love a pushed up sleeve. love the colors. pants rolled and short don't love. stops the eye. like the shoes and no socks, though. especially like him. he looks relaxed, confident and happy.


Blogger aaron said ... (5:34 PM) : 

good colors, but are those pants pegged? plus no man should wear shoes with tassles or fraying whatsoever. even if it's a golf shoe. buy some without the silliness. next...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:05 AM) : 

Pushed up sleeve just gives that air of casualness. And the double-breasted look is the right cut. Not stuffy at all.


Blogger Siouxsan said ... (3:03 AM) : 

A lot. Two words! But you are wonderful still.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:21 PM) : 

My 2 gay boyfriends who are very very chic and italian, refuse to wear short sleeve shirts in the summer, so they have been pushing up sleeves forever on their perfect italian cotton stripe long sleeve shirts. they always look amazing, such effortless style. the italian men are not afraid to dress with flair....


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