Fashionably Different

Clicking around the L.L. Bean website last night and found myself looking at apparel. Noticed this men's mosquito-repellent shirt had thumb holes in the sleeve cuffs...


...isn't that a ladies' thing?

Eh, what do I know, I'm so confused.
Perhaps perforated wrists transcend the gender lines of fashion.

At least the very bottom of your hands will be protected from the elements.
Man, I need to go fishing...

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  1. Can't imagine having my thumbs trapped in my sleeves would be comfortable or practical. As for fashionable, I'm sure it would clash with my faded, beat up fishing hat.

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    1. Practicality never stood in the way of fashion.
      Faded fishing hat for the win though, that's the only way to go.

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  2. I actually have a Kast Gear heavyweight tech top and it has those thumb holes in the sleeves. I am not really a fan of it, but I have found myself without gloves a few times and forced myself to utilize that feature to try and give my hands a little warmth. Casting with it is a definite no. Don't think I'll own anything else with thumb holes in the sleeves.

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    1. Yeah, doesn't seem practical for fishing...

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  3. My Howler Brothers Loggerhead long-sleeved shirts have the thumbholes. They provide a little bit of sun protection for the back of your hands, though I prefer sun gloves, if warranted. For the most part I just ignore them.

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    1. I think I need to think up some sort of deviant alternate use for them. Once I do, I'll let you know so you don't have to ignore yours anymore.

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  4. Dual gender... I've had base layers produced by companies like Eastern Mountain Sports and I think Patagonia from the early 90's that had thumb holes. Back then the "theory" was that if you put layer two on top of the base, the thumbs in the holes prevents the shirt from sliding up under the next sleeve layer. Worked great. Now, just using them as sort of "half mittens" I'd not do - that just seems pointless :)!

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    1. That actually makes sense, like stirrups. Boom. Mind blown.

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  5. Mosquitoes can get so bad you won't care if you're dressed like a woman to get away from them.

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  6. Good idea. I've not look yet, but wonder if they have ones for those of us that have arms that are so long our knuckles drag the ground.

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    1. Probably not, perhaps those holes will accommodate your elbows?

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