How To Roll Up Cuffs
Maybe that long sleeve shirt is just a little too formal, so knowing how to roll up cuffs might be of value. Sometimes, people simply roll up cuffs for a presentable yet casual look. Other times, gentlemen roll up cuffs due to the heat beating down on them. Regardless, it's important to look good with your shirt cuffs, and know how to properly roll them up.
Have the following to roll up cuffs:
- A long sleeve dress shirt
- Cuff links (optional)
- Proper attire
- Unbutton all of the buttons on the shirt. Some less formal occasions won't require you to unbutton all of the buttons climbing up your arm. Yet, for instructional purposes on how to roll up cuffs, undo them all; this includes the cuffs.
- Hold up your arm in front of you. Grab the cuff of one side with the other hand. If your shirt has cuff link holes at the bottom of the sleeve then they will already be unbutton.
- Fold the cuff inward the length of the cuff. If there is no visible cuff on your long sleeve shirt, fold the end up about three inches from the end. Make sure not to fold it too big nor too small (nothing looks less classy).
- Repeat, fold up as many times as necessary. Make sure to maintain the three inch divide on each roll up the arm. Shrinking or increasing the size while you roll up cuffs is highly tacky. Repeat as many times as necessary. Some gents roll up cuffs past their elbows for an informal, muscular look, while still others will keep it at a conservative one or two rolls.
- Insert cuff links if applicable. If you have "French Cuffs", which are shirt cuffs with holes and no buttons on the end, then use these. Cuff links are shiny little pieces of jewelry inserted when you roll up cuffs. Put them on the end, at the holes where they line up. There should be four layers: the inside of both sides of the sleeves, and the outside.
Now that you know, roll up cuffs with confidence. Your cuffs (whether they be French or buttoned) represent your charm, work ethic, and attention to detail. When you roll up cuffs, always pay attention to the little things, because you never know who's looking.