HOW TO ROLL YOUR OWN: 3 Ways To Roll Up Your Sleeves for the King Size Man

Sure you know how to roll up your sleeves.

You roll them up when you don’t want to get them dirty or wet, you push them back when it’s hot, but are you rolling them up for a certain look?

Casual, more laid-back looks are on-trend – with some manufacturers going as far as putting roll tabs and sleeve buttons to help you achieve the rolled look with very little effort. But if you’re old school and not into tabs and buttoned-back styles, here are three easy ways to roll your sleeves and look good.


(also known as The Marine Roll)

  1. Flatten out the sleeves.
  2. Bend the sleeve upward at the cuff, then begin to roll it until it is inside out.
  3. Straighten the bottom and top of the cuff––they should be neat, without wrinkles.
  4. Fold the cuff up again.
  5. Roll it again, and neaten. Repeat to your preferred height on the arm.

You can go a bit higher with this rolled style.


  1. Start with both cuff buttons unbuttoned.
  2. Flip the cuff over.
  3. Tuck the cuff and roll it under to create a new, precise end of the sleeve.
  4. Tuck corners neatly in.
  5. Repeat until the desired length is achieved.


(also known as The Italian Roll)

  1. Start with both cuff buttons unbuttoned.
  2. Fold the sleeve up, from an inch or more above your elbow.
  3. Flip the sleeve upward, just below the end off the cuff. About one-third of the cuff should be visible.

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