The Guide: How to Roll Up Shirt Sleeves

I love wearing long-sleeved polos, but given the humidity in this darn country, I need to find a way to make sure I stay cool even outside our air-conditioned office. The easiest way for me to do that is to fold my sleeves, which, much to my delight, is an art form in itself.

Now, I don't believe that there is a right way of doing this. To each his own, I always say, even in folding sleeves. My personal preference though is to have a small folded cuff just above my elbow (see number 2). How do I do it? Well, I basically fold the cuff until it reaches just below my elbow and then I fold the cuff in half even more to decrease its width. Then I basically just give it one more flip and voila, the thin cuff above the elbow!

The Many Stages of the Sleeve Roll

But like I said, there are so many ways to do this. With Barack Obama's rise in September '08, GQ saw it fit to have their own tutorial to get the now-Prez's signature look. Men's Ex in Japan also came out and gave their two cents. Like I said, to each his own, just make sure "your own" isn't sloppily done.
You are wearing a polo after all.

GQ's says "Do This" in their September '08 issue

Men's Ex says...umm...the picture says it all!

Photos courtesy of Esquire, GQ, and Men's Ex


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