Sleeve FAQs:

Q: Is a sleeve one of the characteristics of fashion in dress?

A: Yes, and varying in every country and period.

Q: Were sleeves cut straight?

A: Yes, and underarm triangle-shaped gussets were used to provide ease of movement.

Q: Is a sleeve still found in the different types of academic or other robes?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a sleeve worn it has?

A: Yes, as still in China and Japan, been used as a pocket, whence has come the phrase to have up one's sleeve, to have something concealed ready to produce.