BUSINESS MONDAY. How to roll up your shirt sleeves.

Here on Boyman we beg you not to wear a short sleeves shirts. It’s not nice at all and for sure and if it goes to the office or classic look THIS IS RIDICULOUS. Even a casual summer look with long, but well rolled up sleeves of a shirt is so much nicer than short sleeved one. So, today we’d like to talk about shirts with cufflinks and how to roll them in a better way.Screen Shot 2014-09-13 at 13.51.02

Why Roll Your Shirt Sleeves?

You should be rolling up your sleeves on work for one of three reasons:

Practical Necessity – If you’re doing work with your hands it’s appropriate to cuff your sleeves.  You can roll them back any time the shirt’s in danger of snagging or soiling because of the task at hand.

High Temperatures – A light cotton dress shirt is livable in most temperatures, but when it gets really bad rolling the sleeves up can give some needed relief.  Context matters here — you might be fine rolling your sleeves on the walk to work for most of the year, but rolling them up in the office should be reserved for real heat emergencies.  The key to this rule is to only exercise it when you really, really need to.

Deliberate Casualness – If you want to send a visual signal that you’re done with work or that you want everyone to relax a little you can roll the sleeves on up.  Do it when you want people to know that you’re ready to take things a little easier, and that it’s okay for them to do the same (this is especially useful for bosses trying to relax a tense atmosphere).


The first way – CLASSIC ONE

And actually the most sexy one. The only problem is if you have cufflinks it’s not so comfortable to have heavy cuffs around when you work with the desktop or writing. But we promise, girls would prefer you folding this way than second one — so, you choose.

REMOVE YOUR CUFF LINKS and unbutton the cuff. Keep the cufflinks on the cuffs.Screen Shot 2014-09-13 at 13.49.02

BEGIN FOLDING and fold the cuff up so that the fold lies where the seam of the cuff meets the sleeve

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KEEP ROLLING and fold the sleeve again, using width of the first fold as a guide

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REPEAT as many times as necessary or desired. Rolling a sleeve up with multiple folds or past the elbow can help keep it from slipping down as quickly. But we’ll advice to half-roll it or keep it below the elbowScreen Shot 2014-09-13 at 13.50.07

And here we go — this is a complete look.
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The second way – HIGHER ONE

More convenient for the office workers in the end of a week or business day.

OPEN THE CUFFLINKS and keep it on the one side of a cuffScreen Shot 2014-09-13 at 13.54.36

FLIP THE CUFF INSIDE OUT and instead of folding it where it meets the sleeve of the shirt, pull the end of the cuff all the way up to your elbow. Your sleeve will be turned inside outScreen Shot 2014-09-13 at 13.49.26

FOLD UP THE BOTTOM of the inside out sleeve. Use your fingers to pull back the bottom edge of the sleeve and pull it up to the bottom of the cuffScreen Shot 2014-09-13 at 13.49.34

THAT’S IT. This is how it look like now. Screen Shot 2014-09-13 at 13.49.56Screen Shot 2014-09-13 at 13.49.45


Photos: Irina Sladkova (instagram: irasweet)

Location: Inveder studio, Moscow 

2 thoughts on “BUSINESS MONDAY. How to roll up your shirt sleeves.

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  2. I like this Look. I do this frequently while wearing cufflinks. I do not have to remove them from the Shirt and If I want to roll the sleeves down I do that and do the links up rather than have to fiddle around and put them in again.

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