The Manual
  • Matt Domino Matt Domino

    January 18, 2013 – 3:13 am

    Hey Ian,

    Some of the members of the team may disagree with me, but I tend to take a “regular guy” approach to these things, and in college I was known for the “3/4 roll.” Now, I did this unwittingly, but I’ve stuck with it in a variety of professional settings (law office, magazine, book review) and it’s always worked for me.

    But, others may have a more scientific approach.

    • Ian Bell

      January 23, 2013 – 12:49 am

      Hi Matt, what if you can’t roll the sleeves up past your elbows? I always have a tough time with slim sleeves and can only wind them up just below the elbow, does that look bad?

    • Matt Domino Matt Domino

      January 23, 2013 – 12:38 pm

      Hey Ian,

      Sorry if I misled you. When I said 3/4 roll, I meant definitely below the elbow–like just a little bit further from the wrist. For me, that’s the most comfortable and it looks fine. Or, at least, I haven’t gotten any complaints.

    • Ian Bell

      January 24, 2013 – 4:03 pm

      Perfect, thanks Matt!

  • Jodie Kharas Jodie Kharas

    January 18, 2013 – 8:12 am

    Hi Ian, I’m a big fan of the rolled sleeve look so I feel your pain. I would suggest rolling each sleeve bit by bit for an even result. Also, don’t roll them to fat…noone likes a fat sleeve.

    • Ian Bell

      January 23, 2013 – 12:50 am

      Hi Jodie,

      Is there a good example online that I can look at? I posted above to Matt that I have trouble rolling my sleeves up pas my elbows due to my big arms. Does that look bad if its rolled up below the elbow?

  • Of Wit & Will Of Wit & Will

    February 4, 2013 – 1:15 pm

    From my experience, sleeves are meant to be rolled up twice the length of the cuffs. It is the easiest way to do them evenly and make them stay.…w-to-roll-shirt-sleeves/

  • Justin Fowler Justin Fowler

    March 22, 2014 – 11:57 pm


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