Asked by Ian Bell
January 18, 2013 – 3:13 am
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.
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?
January 23, 2013 – 12:38 pm
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.
January 24, 2013 – 4:03 pm
Perfect, thanks Matt!
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.
January 23, 2013 – 12:50 am
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?
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.
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