Sleeves are also an effective means of concealing certain objects. Of course, pockets are a more common means of concealment. However, some things, most notably tricks, are less suited to being carried in pockets, and are therefore regularly carried in sleeves whenever somebody wishes to conceal them.
Types of sleeve
- Leg of mutton sleeve
- just cut off a sheep's leg and hollow it out. How about sticking it on a kangaroo? Then you'll have a woolly jumper!
- Batwing sleeve
- favoured by Superman and others to enable flight
- Cap sleeve
- like the cap you wear on your head, just made to fit a little lower down
- Puff sleeve
- along with the huff sleeve, designed for when you're exhausted, or to give you that extra breath to blow a little pig's house down
- Angel sleeve
- a very heavenly adornment
- Raglan sleeve
- a little longer than most in the other direction, to almost make ends meet
- Record sleeve
- used to keep a vinyl record warm when the weather ain't
- Wizards sleeve
- a females genitalia that has become very, very slack
Some people (usually, but not always, people who don't regularly carry tricks around) believe that sleeves have little use but to interfere with the right to bare arms. As such, many designs of gadgets have been invented to alleviate the need for sleeves. The simplest of these is the tank top. Others are slightly more complicated, mainly because of forces that the designs need in order to prevent them from collapsing. For a boob tube, this force is invisible, possibly perpetuated by the watching of boob tubes on the other side of the pond. For a strappy top, it takes the form of tension and is just visible. For a third kind, the halterneck, you can only just see the force.