Cuff Rolling - How To?


Hello Stately Men!  It’s that time again for your Fashion Fairy Godmother to give you some advice and this week we are talking about how to fashionably roll up those sleeves!

When it comes to office temperature, there seems to be an unwritten rule that if one person is comfortable, another is either going to be hovering under a blanket or trying to take as many layers off as they can before they die of heatstroke.  That’s it, there is no in-between!  

If you are like most men you tend to be warmer when others are complaining that they’re cold.  The question is how do you stay stylish while not getting too warm at work?  

The answer, of course, is rolling up your sleeves.  The first rule of this is never just push your sleeves up!  This technique will make you look unprofessional, unstylish and sloppy.  Instead, use one of these 5 tried and true methods to roll up those cuffs and keep you looking sharp!

Aifa Roll

For a more casual look the Aifa roll is the way to go!  The only downfall is this roll tends to come undone a bit easier than the rest on this list. 

1.Fold the bottom of the sleeve up the width of the shirt cuff.

2.Using the same width, fold the cuff over a second time.

3.Do NOT smooth the fabric, this look is supposed to be very casual. 

High Roller

For those men that have more muscular arms, the High roller is a great way to look stylish as well as show off the arms you work so hard on!  It’s also a great roll if you must do manual work!

1. Lay the shirt down flat on a surface.

 2. Fold the sleeve up about the width of the cuff. 

3. Repeat step 2. 

4. Roll the sleeve a 3rd and 4th time until the whole cuff is covered.

Master Roll 

The Master role is a great way to show off cuffs that have great design or a different tone than the shirt.

1. Pull the cuff up so that it is about 2-4 inches above the elbow.

2. Make sure to smooth out any wrinkles in the fabric.

3. From the bottom pull the sleeve up so a little cuff is still felt showing. 

The best part is that each of these rolls take less than 2 minutes of your time and take you from drab to fab!  No more messy sleeve pushes!

Until next time, this is your Fashion Fairy Godmother signing out!