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.
March 22, 2014 – 11:57 pm
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