Did you ever wonder how to roll up your shirt sleeves in the best way possible?
How does it look best? What is the easiest and fastest way to roll them up? How can you set yourself apart from the masses?
Believe it or not, there is a right way to roll up your shirt sleeves and there is one way that trumps them all.
Read this article to find out how to up your aesthetic shirt game to a new level!
Why You Should Roll Up Your Shirt Sleeves
Why and most importantly when should you roll up your shirt sleeves?
That is a question that many young men ask themselves. They feel lost and rather leave them rolled down than do anything at all.
But in fact, the answer is so simple.
There are 2 reasons you want to roll up your shirt sleeves and these are style and functionality.
The first reason to roll up your shirt sleeves should be obvious.
You should always roll them up when the occasion calls for functionality i.e. when you are doing a physical activity and the shirt sleeves would be in the way or at risk of damage and dirt.
So roll them up when you do stuff with your hands, when you fix something, when you have to lift something, when you eat etc.
You should also roll up your sleeves when it’s hot outside except if you want to sweat to death.
That already sums up the functional reasons to roll up your shirt sleeves. Roll them up when they could get in the way and when it’s hot outside. Both two very simple and logical reasons.
Now let’s move onto the style factor of rolling up your shirt sleeves.
Obviously, it depends on personal preference but in my opinion, rolled down shirt sleeves are just plain old boring.
I always think of boring 9 to 5 white collar workers who hate their jobs and want to kill themselves.
On the other hand, rolled up shirt sleeves look more youthful, masculine, fit and aesthetic. To me, they give off a statement of freedom.
On top of that, they show off your (hopefully) massive forearms and compliment your massive biceps and triceps.
And the ladies love it too. Another reason to just roll them up and rock it.
Me personally, I always roll up my shirt sleeves. Regardless of the weather or occasion. I only keep them down when wearing a suit or a sports jacket.
Try it out and decide for yourself.
How to Roll Up Your Shirt Sleeves the Best Way
Now let’s talk about how to roll up your shirt sleeves correctly to improve your style.
First off, let’s determine how high you should roll them up.
You should stop slightly below the elbow or just cover it. Never roll above. Most of the time, you will look like you are trying too hard.
Only roll them above the elbows if you have to do physical work and you don’t want them to get damaged or dirty. This rule applies to all techniques.
The Basic Shirt Sleeve Roll – Boring and Slow
The basic roll.
Everybody knows the basic roll.
Plain. Old. Boring and way too slow.
If you would go out on the streets right now and search for men who rolled up their shirt sleeves, 99.9 percent of them would have used the standard roll.
So how do you roll up your shirt sleeves the basic way?
Here is a video that will show you how to do the basic roll:
See, I told you so. The basic roll is very … basic.
There is no variety in color, no nothing.
It takes a ton of time to roll them up neatly like that. Undoing the basic roll is just as slow and you will be left with tons of creases in your sleeves.
The basic roll isn’t your only option though and it’s far from the best.
Let me show you the real deal.
The perfection of rolling up your shirt sleeves. The technique of the master rollers.
The Master Roll – The Best Way To Roll Up Your Shirt Sleeves
The Master Roll.
The shirt sleeve roll that will set you apart from the average dude walking around.
The roll that will make your shirt sleeves come to life.
Here is how you do the master roll.
You just completed the master roll. The absolute best and most aesthetic way to roll up your shirt sleeves.
Here is a video that will help you nail the process.
Benefits of The Master Roll
The master roll is my absolute favorite technique. There are just so many benefits to it.
The biggest benefit of the master roll is its unique look. Nobody knows how to use the master roll.
You will probably be the only one rocking it and you’ll set yourself apart from the average masses.
Remember, it’s all about polarizing and being unique. The key to being the most stylish guy in the room lies in the details.
The master roll will provide a nice contrast to the shirt color which is why it is perfect for shirts with a pattern or different color inside the cuff.
This subtle but stylish detail will make you stand out a little.
The master roll also looks a lot smoother than the basic roll. There is an air of confidence, freedom and coolness about the master roll that the basic roll just doesn’t have.
The master roll also compliments your forearms even more than a basic roll.
It is superior in terms of speed as well. You can roll up your sleeves and undo them in seconds. No fiddling around. No careful adjusting and folding to make them look neat. Just up, and down.
On top of that, you won’t be left with a ton of creases after you rolled down your sleeves like with the basic roll.
One big advantage for me is the comfort.
As I said, I always roll up my sleeves. I just don’t like my whole arm being covered. It feels restricting. The basic roll still felt restricting because you have to tighten it to make it look good.
That is not the case with the master roll. It sits loosely on your arm and doesn’t restrict your movement at all.
By the way, girls seem to like it too. It might also be my irresistible confidence though.
Congratulations, You Look Damn Good
Congratulations. You have now officially become a master sleeve roller.
You ascended to the elites of style.
Now you know how you can roll up your shirt sleeves in seconds, without wasting minutes on getting it to look neatly like the ones of every other boring dude.
Instead, your shirt sleeves will look just like your body of a Greek God – aesthetic.
You will set yourself up from the masses and be unique. You will polarize.
Now show the world that you are a guy who knows his shit about style.