For years, movies have shown men rolling up their sleeves right before having a fist fight or when they are about to do something super serious. In reality, that might not be the case. Men often do this without any specific intention and for the purpose of practicality or simply to display a casual attitude.
Don't get us wrong, we're not saying there is one 'right' way of rolling up your shirt sleeves. We're just saying there is more than one way to do so. This is to help you understand the art of sleeve rolling and why it's necessary.
When done properly, this could make or break your entire look. So, here are 3 ways to roll up your shirt sleeves:1. The Quick Roll
This method is for the lads under a time crunch. It is for a quick restroom trip to wash your hands or if you're worried about hitting your sleeve into some sauce while having lunch at work or elsewhere.
To do this, undo all the buttons on your sleeve and turn the cuff up just under your elbow. Fold the edge of the cuff by flipping it down into the cuff so it's tucked in and lastly, roll the sleeve up by folding it over itself. This should save your sleeve from stains and act as the perfect quick-fix.2. The Basic Roll
Some call it the 'Beginner Roll', this method is the intuitive way to roll up one's sleeves. This is a particularly good style to use when multiple layers are involved, such as a light sweater underneath.
Unbutton the cuff and any buttons further up the sleeve and flip the cuff back and inside out. Fold the fabric over once, hiding the cuff behind the band of the sleeve. Tuck the corners of the cuff properly. You can easily do it with a dress shirt, a kurta or a denim jacket and it would do you justice.3. The High Roll
This sleeve roll is the way to go when you want to switch your look from office to casual real quick. This also comes in handy while doing some heavy duty lifting or manual work. The basic way is to roll your sleeves above the elbow. The best way to go about it is to roll your sleeves before putting the shirt on.
Unbutton the shirt cuff and any buttons and flip the cuff back inside out. Fold back and use the cuff to set the width. Until the band of rolled cloth is just below your elbow, keep folding till you should get your desired look.
Such a minute little detail can affect your look majorly. Now use this knowledge and put your best self forward!