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    I see these holes in a lot of clothing now......What is the real purpose to them? The only thing that comes to mind is putting on a jacket over the pullover/item that has thumb holes. Is this it? Or using them with a pair of gloves? Or it it just a ridiculous fashion statement?

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    they keep the sleeves from riding up

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    I've only seen them on long underwear or bicycling long sleeved jerseys. I think that they are primarily to keep them from riding up as you put other clothing over them, plus, they ensure a better seal between gloves and the base layer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HT1 View Post
    they keep the sleeves from riding up
    Yea, woo!

    It is about time too. I am so tired of getting a wedgie in my armpits...





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    keeps your palms and top of hands warm

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    I always referred to them as thumb holsters. It is more fun that way.

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    Built-in, lightweight fingerless gloves.
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    Started with bike clothing to keep your sleeves from riding up your arms. Becoming increasingly popular with cool-weather tops to keep your wrists from being exposed to the elements.
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    Well, all of the above.I did have to straighten out a family member in that she should thank the mountaineering comunity for her fashion statment.......she did'nt find that funny................but I did.
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    Icebreaker makes the best sweaters with thumb holes - my favorite.

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