Rolling the shirt sleeves is a minute detail but it holds a big place in creating a transition to the silhouette of your outfit. Depending on how you roll your sleeves, you can manage to keep your formal outfit formal by choosing the right way to roll up in blazing weather.
This simple art can mastered in minutes applied you’re using the right technique. Well, be prepared to witness a difference in your appearance along with choosing the right social signal you wish to send through this simple act.
Here is what your rolled up sleeves indicate:
· Cooling off in hot weather shows a relaxed and cool look. It allows the air to sweep in and directly pass through the visible parts of your skin.
· After a hard day at work, rolled up sleeves can reflect a relaxed attitude at the end of the day. It also dresses down a formal outfit.
· Pacing up for physical labor can also be reflected through rolled up shirtsleeves.
· And well, how can we miss out on the rolled up sleeves as the new style statement
Before we proceed with the methods to roll up your sleeves, make sure you unbutton the cuff and gauntlet of your shirt.
Method 1: The Master Roll
If your shirt has a contrasting lining or design pattern on the inside of the shirt’s cuff, then this is the default choice for you. The striking contrast gives your shirt roll a stunning look. So, here’s how you can actually try this roll. Follow these steps and you’ll be good to go:
· Start with rolling up the sleeve to about two widths of the cuff.
· Smoothen any crease or fold in the fabric.
· Now once more roll from the bottom end of the sleeve to cover the cuff, leaving only the top end of the cuff exposed.
· If the inside of the cuff has a contrasting color or design, show just a hint of it and cover the rest.
· In order to undo the fold, hold the top edge of the cuff and just pull down.
Method 2: The AIFA Roll
This is more of a casual shirt roll style in which only a third of a man’s arm is visible. This style is particularly suitable for men with short and narrow arms, as the arms look proportional to the body in this fold. It is good for a family day out when you’re in your favorite denim.
· Fold the bottom of the sleeve once, about the width of the cuff.
· Using a similar width, repeat a second time with the folded cuff.
· Avoid smoothing the fabric. The AIFA roll is supposed to look casual and effortless.
METHOD 3: The High Roller
This style is suitable for men with big biceps and tattoos on their arms as the sleeves roll well above the elbows. It works best with semi-casual shirts. It’s also good if you know your day is going to revolve around a lot of manual work.
NOTE: Before proceeding, achieve the best of High Roller sleeve before slipping into the shirt.
· Lay your shirt down on a flat surface.
· Fold your sleeve about the width of your shirt’s cuff.
· Follow the same step once again. Ensure that the folded portion of the cuff is fully covered this time.
· Roll the sleeve a third and fourth time until it is rolled up above the elbow.
METHOD 4: The Basic Roll
Commonly known as the ‘Beginner Roll’, this roll is particularly good when your shirtsleeves are considerably wider than your arms as Bangkok Tailor suggests.
1. Using the cuff as a measuring point, fold the cuff once.
2. Repeat the first step several times. Pull the fabric to make sure it is straight and smooth.
3. Roll up until you go past the elbow.
In order to achieve the perfect look, understand the fabric as well as the fitting of your shirt. Bangkok Tailors advises you understand what every sleeve roll suggests before heading on to trying these on any given day.
If you need a Tailor in Bangkok to stitch the perfect fitting shirt for you, feel free to get back to Tom’s Fashion at http://tomsfashion.com
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