White Shirt Sleeves

This post will feature white shirt sleeves.

“Hmm – but doesn’t every white shirt have sleeves?” you ask. Well, yes, and these days it’s nothing at all remarkable to see a guy wearing a white shirt sans vest, jacket, or necktie. But in certain time periods, being seen “in shirt sleeves” simply wasn’t done unless one was a bit undone, and that was a state generally reserved for athletics, physical labour, and/or the interior of one’s own room. In other words, you just didn’t go out in public like that. (Unless appearing in a fantasy film, where the etiquette is vastly more flexible!)

At any rate, since appearing un-jacketed is nowadays quite acceptable, here is a parade of guys in shirt sleeves… starting with Colin Firth’s uber-famous “wet shirt” from the lake diving scene! πŸ˜‰

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Colin Firth in Pride and Prejudice

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Matthew Macfayden in Pride and Prejudice

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Charlie Cox in Stardust

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Armie Hammer in Mirror Mirror

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Paolo Montalban in Cinderella

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Jeremy Northam in Emma

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Jeremy Northam in Possession

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Errol Flynn & Basil Rathbone in Captain Blood

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Paul Henreid in The Spanish Main

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Paul Henreid in Now Voyager

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Paul Henreid in Casablanca

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Stewart Granger in Scaramouche

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Stewart Granger in The Prisoner of Zenda

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David Niven in The Prisoner of Zenda

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Nathaniel Parker in Far from the Madding Crowd

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Richard Armitage in North and South

(Note: it has been pointed out, quite correctly, that it is extremely anachronistic in this scene for Mr Thornton to be out at a railway station in his shirt sleeves – akin to being out & about in one’s undershirt these days!)

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Rupert Friend in The Young Victoria

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Nathaniel Parker in Wide Sargasso Sea

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Β Cary Grant in To Catch a Thief

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Cary Grant in North by Northwest

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Paul Newman in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

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Paul Newman in The Long Hot Summer

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James Wilby and Rupert Graves in Maurice

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Ian Charleson in Chariots of Fire

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Tom Felton in Harry Potter: The Half-Blood Prince

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Clive Owen in Gosford Park

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Michael Fassbender in Jane Eyre

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Julian Sands in A Room with a View

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