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Get The Perfect Sleeve Roll – Men’s Style Guide

There’s something about a guy rolling up his sleeves that raises questions. Is he going for a fight? Is he getting to work? More often than not this is because of the weather conditions we have here in India and he is looking to go for a smart, yet casual look.

With the temperatures hitting the roof, a sleeve roll can come to your rescue. The sleeve roll has almost become a style statement. So here are a few ways that will help you keep cool in this blazing heat, without compromising on style.

The Aifa Roll

The AIFA Roll
While many people may not have heard of this style of roll, it is one of the most casual roll up styles there is. It is simple and appealing to the eyes.
It is a two-step fold
1)    The first fold about the width of the cuff.
2)    The second fold of similar width.
Avoid straightening the fold as this roll gives you a casual look.

High rollerThe High Roller
If you have a tattoo or big biceps, this is the sleeve roll up style for you.
This style involves rolling up your sleeves above your elbow. The first fold should be about the width of the cuff and the following rolls of similar width.
Flatten out the sleeve for that smart look. The high roll sleeve is best suited for semi-casual or casual shirts.

 

The Basic RollThe Basic Roll
As the name suggests, this is a basic roll. Although it is can be a little time consuming to roll and unroll the sleeves, it is one of the most commonly preferred style when it comes to rolling the sleeves.
Use the cuff width as a reference point and roll the sleeves up. Repeat the steps and roll until you reach the elbow.
The basic sleeve roll is usually preferred when the sleeves are wider than the arms.
Some shirts also have a thin fabric on the inside of the sleeve to secure a basic roll.

The Master rollThe Master Roll
The master roll is one of the more modern methods to roll up your sleeves. Shirts nowadays come with a contrasting color or design under the cuff. These are visible only if you use the master roll.
Although the master roll may seem complicated, be rest assured it isn’t.
The master roll involves rolling up the sleeve about two times the width of the cuff. Straighten out and smoothen the fold and then roll the sleeve from the bottom once again, leaving only a small part of the cuff exposed.
The master roll is preferred as it is easy to undo and stays in place even after a long day filled with activities.
The Band Roll

The Band Roll
The band roll or also known as the garter roll is a roll that uses a sleeve band to keep the sleeve in place. A sleeve garter will make sleeve rolling easier while giving you the retro look. Secure the top of the sleeve with a sleeve garter, then pull up the sleeve a few inches and hide the sleeve band under the shirt’s folds.

 

So here were a few ways to roll up your sleeves and give your outfit a different dimension. Feel free to experiment with the aforementioned techniques and mix it up to up your fashion game!

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Cotton Styles For Men – Keep Your Cool This Summer

As the summer temperature rises, beating the heat becomes the number one priority. More often than not choosing between style and comfort becomes a tough choice. This summer, don’t sacrifice your style quotient for comfort.
Here are a few tips for clothing options that will give you the cool look.

Cotton Chinos for summer

Cotton Chinos for summer

Cotton Chinos for summer

Cotton Chinos for summer

 

Cotton Chinos
Chinos are a comfortable and an easy going option for summer. They are dressier than jeans and can therefore help you achieve that relaxed weekend look. At the same time, if paired with a shirt, they can be used as casual dress code at work. Earlier chinos were available only in shades of khaki but now, with the plethora of colors to choose from, be rest assured there’s a color for every mood. Chinos are virtually unmatched in terms of versatility, as you can wear them for just about any occasion or activity. Just pair them with the right clothes and accessories and you’re ready to go.

 

Cotton & Linen shirts

Cotton & Linen shirts

Cotton & Linen shirts

Cotton & Linen shirts

 

Cotton & Linen Shirts
Shirts are a must have in every man’s wardrobe. One of the most important aspects of selecting the right shirt for the summer is the choice of fabric. Cotton and linen are the go to choices for shirt fabrics during summers.
Keep your dark and dull colors locked away and bring in the summer with light colors and pastel shades as they are best suited to deal with the heat. Gingham style shirts are the in thing this summer. They are universally recognised and if paired correctly, can add sophistication to your look. Solid and printed shirts in light colors can reflect your summer mood perfectly. A linen shirt with jeans is a preferred pick to beat the heat while giving you the casual yet classy look. Pair your shirts with shorts, trousers or jeans and create the perfect ensemble to match your mood.

Cotton shorts for summer

Cotton shorts for summer

Cotton shorts for summer

Cotton shorts for summer

 

Cotton Shorts
When it comes to dealing with the summer, less is more. And shorts are a must have during the summer. Shorts are the answer to when you want to go for a relaxed casual look. Like most clothing items, the most important rule when selecting a pair of shorts is the fit. It is very important to understand that shorts need to be worn keeping the occasion in mind. While shorts are a tried and tested option for a day at the beach or at a brunch, they may not be the best option for an outdoor office party. Pair your shorts with sneakers or loafers for a contemporary look. With an array of color options to choose from, shorts can become your new best friend this summer.

Dress trousers

Dress trousers

Dress trousers

Dress trousers

Dress Trousers
While most of the above options are for the casual or semi-formal dress code, some of us do have to go to offices that follow strict dress codes. Stick to cotton trousers as they are inexpensive and have a lot of color options to choose from. Steer clear from black trousers and try out colors like grey, blue, beige, etc. If required to wear a darker colour, charcoal is the way to go.
 

Polo tees for summer

Polo tees

 

 

Polo Tees
Polo tees are an essential part of any man’s wardrobe because of the way it rests on the body. A polo t-shirt has a collar, placket with two or three buttons and an optional pocket. With a variety of colors and designs to choose from, polos give an elegant and fashionable look for any occasion. The best part of a polo tee is its versatility. It can be paired with shorts, jeans, chinos and give you the ideal look when you step out.

Now that you know what colors and fabrics to choose from, you are well equipped to keep yourself cool this summer. Feel free to accessorize with hats for a contemporary look. This summer, make sure you look good and feel good too.

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