How to Cuff Your Sleeves
So much more than just the stop, drop and roll
Not to sound like a poorly recorded infomercial but do you find yourself time and again purchasing button down shirts because you like how they look (for the most part) and love how they make you feel but find that the sleeves are almost always just…too dangnab long?
Ugh! Me too! And it only gets worse when you’re buying men’s shirts, which I typically am. The sleeves are longer and wider. And roll as I might, sometimes the perfect J. Crew-cuff is either too difficult to perfect or too ideal to actually remain intact through the course of my wear.
Which is where the why-didn’t-I-think-of-that solution of all solutions comes in to reveal itself as the unsung hero of exposed wrists. You’ve got a cuff, right? How about two? Are they malleable?
Take them off your wrists and open them wide like they are your mouth and you are at the dentist for a teeth cleaning. Now, using your opposite hand, lift your sleeve to above your elbow (or wherever feels most natural) and slide the cuff into the ruche. Adjust the size of the cuff accordingly until your sleeve is holding itself up like a six-month old baby does its own head.
Repeat process on opposite arm and high five yourself for cracking the code on a) personal style that is actually personal and b) using your cuffs alternatively.