WAYWRN: Classic Menswear, Casual Style

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by acecow, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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    The sleeves of my OCBDs, when rolled up, stay below elbow level.
    I don't own any dress shirts at the moment, but I would neither wear them without a jacket nor would I roll their sleeves up.
     


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    Unbutton cuff. Flip cuff once. Flip cuff again. Give it a try. If it still annoys you, you should probably stop rolling. That above-the-elbow thing is not a good look.

    The only exception I can think of is when wearing one of those safari shirts that have the little button tabs already sewn in that hold your rolled-up sleeves in place. But even then the cuffs don't usually sit right above the elbow. They usually sit higher on the upper arm, exposing the he-man biceps.

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  3. Jr Mouse

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    With sleeve rolling, I find it depends on the shirt. Some of mine look better below the elbow and some above. Wish I had some solid reasoning behind this, but it's something I have noticed over the years and just go with it.
     


  4. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    Just so long as you roll them correctly. Vox laid down hard and fast rules for this. No exceptions.
     


  5. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Do you have a link to the thread with these "hard and fast of which no exceptions can be made" rules for sleeve rolling? :laugh:
     


  6. caseyfud

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    all i have is this

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    No matter what I'm rolling up, I prefer them to stay below my elbow. I think for Alex, who has very long forearms, he should give this approach a go and see how that looks.
     


  8. Rambo

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    The bagginess of the shirt helps with this impression as well. It looks more like a work uniform shirt than anything dressy. Plus, his arms are so skinny that they sort of hang there.
     


  9. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    I wish I could remember where it was. If only B was still patrolling, I'm sure he'd drop a link. I just remember him toying with a new member over the proper way to roll sleeves. Obviously a ridiculous notion, but Vox took him on quite the ride.
     


  10. MalfordOfLondon

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    St. Petersburg stroll with rolled sleeves :embar:

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  11. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    The fit's good and all that, but I'm having a hard time seeing past the missus. Seriously though, you two look quite good together. What did you think of St. Petersburg?
     
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  12. MalfordOfLondon

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    hah too kind :D

    I really like SPB. Been to Russia quite a few times in the last 10 years (Trans Siberian to North Korea back in 2003) and a spattering of visits to other cities since then (Moscow a few times).

    I think it has a more European feel than Moscow. Lots of interesting places to visit and some really fantastic bars and restaurants. I'd definitely recommend it.
     


  13. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    I've been twice now. I too enjoy the culture of the city, though I can't say the same for the weather. Both times I've been it has been beyond drab. Then again, as an Englishman, I suppose that is tanning weather for you anyways :D
     


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    Is this what you're referring to? This method creates a nice roll that stays in place, but I don't use it because it's pretty constricting on the forearm and it requires too much effort. I'm a lazy sack.

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  15. bourbonbasted

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    I think that was what the new member was referencing. Vox's advice was obviously tongue-in-cheek. I too was kidding. There's no "right way" to roll your sleeves up. I suppose if they kept falling down you might investigate a better way, but there is certainly not a proper method. The fact that GQ insists there is one is further evidence that it's completely ridiculous.
     


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