Friday, July 11, 2008

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


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  1. The Domina

    July 11, 2008 at 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.

  2. Jorge

    July 11, 2008 at 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

  3. Sternchen

    July 11, 2008 at 9:24 am

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

  4. Kiman

    July 11, 2008 at 9:29 am

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

  5. Anonymous

    July 11, 2008 at 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.

  6. Gabriela

    July 11, 2008 at 9:51 am

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

  7. johan1000

    July 11, 2008 at 9:52 am

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

  8. Anonymous

    July 11, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Are there any men left who still wear socks?

  9. James Bort

    July 11, 2008 at 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

  10. Dan

    July 11, 2008 at 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.

  11. Cormac

    July 11, 2008 at 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?

  12. Miguel

    July 11, 2008 at 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…

  13. Anonymous

    July 11, 2008 at 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.

  14. Adiel

    July 11, 2008 at 10:37 am

    Push up sleeves, huh? Good to know!

    Love this look by the way…
    Good eye!

  15. Scott P.

    July 11, 2008 at 10:48 am

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

  16. Dapper Kid

    July 11, 2008 at 11:02 am

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

  17. Anonymous

    July 11, 2008 at 11:19 am

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

  18. Anonymous

    July 11, 2008 at 11:34 am

    Fabulous look! Fabulous photo!

  19. Anonymous

    July 11, 2008 at 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.

  20. tj

    July 11, 2008 at 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.

  21. Anonymous

    July 11, 2008 at 12:16 pm

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

  22. A la Femme

    July 11, 2008 at 12:45 pm

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

  23. Martin

    July 11, 2008 at 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

  24. MrRonfeld

    July 11, 2008 at 12:58 pm

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

  25. Alicia

    July 11, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Forget the sleeves, those shoes!

  26. iEbun

    July 11, 2008 at 1:08 pm

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

  27. lintmag

    July 11, 2008 at 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???

  28. midwesternsartorialist

    July 11, 2008 at 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.


  29. Cecilia

    July 11, 2008 at 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

  30. K.B.

    July 11, 2008 at 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.

  31. Anonymous

    July 11, 2008 at 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…

  32. Catherine

    July 11, 2008 at 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.

  33. Maggie May

    July 11, 2008 at 3:09 pm

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

  34. Anonymous

    July 11, 2008 at 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.

  35. Anonymous

    July 11, 2008 at 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!

  36. Laguna Beach Trad

    July 11, 2008 at 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).

  37. Anonymous

    July 11, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    My future husband should look this good!!! [email protected]

  38. Anonymous

    July 11, 2008 at 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.

  39. angie

    July 11, 2008 at 3:58 pm

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

  40. marco

    July 11, 2008 at 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.

  41. Designgod

    July 11, 2008 at 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.

  42. thierry

    July 11, 2008 at 4:35 pm

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

  43. Scott W

    July 11, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    Please. Tell me no.

  44. Butch

    July 11, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    All nice–except for the too aberrant shoes.

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

  45. designerman

    July 11, 2008 at 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!

  46. Jim

    July 11, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    great total look but would hesitate on the golf shoes—

  47. Serg Riva

    July 11, 2008 at 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.

  48. Anonymous

    July 11, 2008 at 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?

  49. Chet

    July 11, 2008 at 6:42 pm

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

  50. CK Dexter Haven

    July 11, 2008 at 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’….


    July 11, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    He looks like he escaped from a Ralph Lauren ad!

  52. Anonymous

    July 11, 2008 at 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.

  53. Giuseppe

    July 11, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    Golf shoes?!?!?!

    C’mon now.

  54. Kanani

    July 12, 2008 at 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.

  55. [email protected]

    July 12, 2008 at 1:57 am

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

  56. Ruby

    July 12, 2008 at 2:26 am

    I love him.

  57. Jacob

    July 12, 2008 at 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.

  58. sosser

    July 12, 2008 at 3:38 am

    god i am sick of the 80s!

  59. Anonymous

    July 12, 2008 at 4:14 am

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


  60. m e l i g r o s a

    July 12, 2008 at 4:56 am

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

  61. Anonymous

    July 12, 2008 at 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.

  62. suzanne nelson

    July 12, 2008 at 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!

  63. fash me up

    July 12, 2008 at 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.

  64. Radio Catro

    July 12, 2008 at 8:32 am

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

  65. Anonymous

    July 12, 2008 at 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.

  66. Anonymous

    July 12, 2008 at 8:50 am

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

  67. Anonymous

    July 12, 2008 at 9:17 am

    The shoes give me goose pumps!

  68. Trapiello

    July 12, 2008 at 10:02 am


  69. LuLu124

    July 12, 2008 at 10:14 am

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

  70. Anonymous

    July 12, 2008 at 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?

  71. Anonymous

    July 12, 2008 at 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.

  72. UES boy

    July 12, 2008 at 12:03 pm

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

  73. White Russian

    July 12, 2008 at 2:01 pm

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

  74. Anonymous

    July 12, 2008 at 2:15 pm

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

  75. SpanishGent

    July 12, 2008 at 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”.

  76. Plum

    July 12, 2008 at 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.

  77. Pandora

    July 12, 2008 at 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.

  78. Cale

    July 12, 2008 at 5:11 pm

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

  79. Anonymous

    July 12, 2008 at 5:48 pm

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

  80. exurban escape

    July 13, 2008 at 5:06 am

    “A lot” should be 2 words, Sart ;)

    And that’s one snazzy Italian guy!

  81. Erin

    July 13, 2008 at 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.

  82. natasha s.

    July 13, 2008 at 11:35 am

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

  83. The Pilgrim

    July 13, 2008 at 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.

  84. xnoelle25

    July 13, 2008 at 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!

  85. SpanishGent

    July 13, 2008 at 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?

  86. Holy Cuteness

    July 13, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    This blog rules… :-)

  87. itain'tfortrying

    July 14, 2008 at 12:38 am

    How do the sleeves stay up? Mine never do!

  88. Natalie Galitzine

    July 14, 2008 at 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!

  89. Anonymous

    July 14, 2008 at 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.

  90. aaron

    July 14, 2008 at 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…

  91. steelcloset

    July 15, 2008 at 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.

  92. Siouxsan

    July 15, 2008 at 3:03 am

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

  93. Anonymous

    July 16, 2008 at 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….

  94. Kathleen Shaw

    April 5, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Love, love, love what this man is wearing. The navy blazer on top of lilac and the linen pants are perfect together! I adore his shoes. And yes, the pushed up sleeves look incredible. He is very good looking too. I am feeling very 70′s here.

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