>> My bum is melting into the seat and my legs are tanning just from sitting in my greenhouse of a living room. I'm not sure patchwork Fair Isle knits is what you want to be looking at on a 30 degree celcius scorcher of a day but… there is a topless torso to balance things out so all is well!
The real point is I love the idea that Casely-Hayford, one of my favourite menswear labels that both Steve and I lust after in different proportions (he wants to wear the stuff, I want to see more men wearing this stuff…), is offering just the one sleeve as a garment proposition for A/W 10-11. It's basically a wee step up from leg gaiters, decorative socks and elongated gloves, easy-to-tap-into accessories that designers offer. With the many layerists out there, me being one of them, grabbing a sleeve or two and adding them to an outfit isn't such a hard task. Imagine if say the likes of Balenciaga (colour blocking), Louis Vuitton (poppy paisley prints), Miu Miu (cat/bird/naked lady print poofy shirt sleeve) or Prada (holiday postcard print satin sleeve with elasticated shoulder) offered just a sleeve… all in the style of their current collections… I'd be on board for any of those… especially if prices were a little bit more than reasonable than their full garments!