Roll up your shirtsleeves, Do this!
Now, I don't believe that there is a right way of doing this. To each his own, I always say, even in folding sleeves. My personal preference though is to have a small folded cuff just above my elbow (see number 2). How do I do it? Well, I basically fold the cuff until it reaches just below my elbow and then I fold the cuff in half even more to decrease its width. Then I basically just give it one more flip and voila, the thin cuff above the elbow!
Great magazines think alike — or maybe they just rip each other off. I realized this as I spent Labor Day reading two of my favorite men’s publications, GQ and Men’s Ex, the Japanese shopping magazine. I started with GQ. Buried in the 400-page September issue was a small step-by-step guide to rolling up your sleeves in a new way — as they put it, “like an attitudinal Italian.” I can’t tell you why, but I became obsessed with mastering this shirting origami, rereading the item until I had it down. A few hours later, I cracked open the August issue of Men’s Ex and, lo and behold, I found myself reading (or trying to read) a very similar looking tutorial. I’m honestly not sure what’s going on here. Is shameless appropriation just how these fashion editor’s roll? Or is it Barack Obama’s fault for putting rolled sleeves on the global fashion brain? Whatever it is, it’s suspect. But it’s working — I’m feeling attitudinal already.
Photos courtesy of tmagazine, Esquire, GQ, and Men's Ex
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