Men with rolled up sleeves
If you want to get to the top, you have to use your elbows from time to time...or just roll up the sleeves of your shirt instead - this conveys energy.
Whether it's a hurricane or a mild breeze, the same applies to businessmen: sleeves up, no blazer. Of course, protagonists do not completely uncover the joint between the upper and lower arm.
But how should a man roll up his sleeves properly? No, I’m actually serious here - from an expert's point of view.
The look is much too vulnerable, which is why the short-sleeved shirt is regarded as a first-rate fashion faux pas for men.
However, carefully rolled up sleeves transform the buttoned up shirt and suggest a man would be willing to give it his all, if necessary.
The same does not apply to women: the sleeves of a blouse rolled up means she doesn't know how to iron.
In Germany rolled-up sleeves have not caught on, as had been expected after the 2006 appearance of football coaches, Klinsmann and Loew, of the German National team. Although the new style was featured in many fashion magazines, it never appeared in any business magazines.
No titles were achieved in rolled-up sleeves. In the world of German politics, former minister zu Guttenberg attracted attention with his rolled-up sleeves. Which brings us to the conclusion that sleeves up means career down.
So, dear potential bearers of hope:
Relax in your lounge chairs and enjoy the sun. Then roll up your trousers, pull your shirts up to your necks, scratch yourselves and hum a rock song together. Keep your ties tied, but slung over the shoulder. The bearers of hope in our society cannot completely leave their comfort zone behind, but at least a small part of it can see the light.
We'd like to roll up our sleeves. But remember: the last shirt will fit anyone - but not really well.