Today, for the first time, Izzy is wearing a pair of old-fashioned armbands. Made by esteemed braces-maker Albert Thurston of nickel-plated spring steel, they’re worn around the upper arm to shorten a shirt’s sleeves. (In the popular imagination, they’re worn by old-time accountants and poker players in green eyeshades.) Unless one is getting a custom-made shirt, one’s sleeves are almost never the perfect length (despite what the size says), so these can come in quite handy. And Izzy would like to think that they’re so retro and rare that they’re cool.