Sleeve garter

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A sleeve garter is a garter worn on the sleeve of a shirt. It came into wide use, especially in the USA, in the latter half of the 19th century when men's ready-made shirts came in a single (extra long) sleeve length. Sleeve garters allow men to customize sleeve lengths and keep their cuffs from becoming soiled while working or at the correct length when worn under a jacket.