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Dangerman
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by Dangerman » 11 Jul 2018, 11:49

I believe that's called the Kennedy Roll, and I use it all the time to dress down a dress shirt. I have a couple Calvin Klein checked shirts with sleeve tabs like that, I like them. It reminds me of tying back my sleeves before archery or a kenjutsu form.

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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by Jennifer » 11 Jul 2018, 12:51

Jadagul wrote:
09 Jul 2018, 15:20
Jennifer wrote:
09 Jul 2018, 15:13
Turns out I actually own three such shirts with buttons high on the sleeves; when I dyed my bad-color shirts last night, turns out one of the formerly ugly-green, now attractive-blue, shirts has it as well. And -- this is not something I "learned" so much as "figured out" -- it looks MUCH better if you fold/roll and button the sleeves BEFORE you put the shirt on. Amazing!

(That said: IMO it would work better if each such sleeve had two buttons and two internal cloth-strips, one on top of the arm and one on the bottom.)
If the sleeves are rolled well and everything works, the one strap is really all you need. But you're right that when things get loose, there's a tendency of the other side of the sleeve to kind of asymmetrically unroll itself.

There are basically two ways to roll up sleeves. One is to actually roll them up, which is what everyone defaults to. This has two problems. One is that it's not really all that internally stable. The other is that the more you roll, the tighter the sleeves become; I can't roll up most of my shirts because they don't really fit over my biceps properly then.

The other way is to do a sort of double fold. The first fold puts your cuffs up around mid-bicep; the second fold takes the seam of that first fold, puts it just below the cuff, and brings that bottom of the sleeve to over your elbow. This looks a bit nicer than rolling, in my opinion; is pretty stable; and doesn't make things quite so tight. This may or may not be compatible with your strap, though, depending on the dimensions of the sleeve and your arm.

(Googling for a diagram led to a suggestion that you can also tuck the second fold into the first. This will probably look a bit neater if you do it right, but I like the calculated slight-sloppy of not tucking).
I have discovered -- at least regarding shirts that actually fit, as opposed to the too-big ones where the sleeves' wrist-cuffs still hang loosely even when buttoned-- that rolling up sleeves the traditional way, sans buttons, seems actually to work better than using the button to hold it in place. Maybe that will change when the shirts in question get older, and the sleeve fabric thus gets more fatigued?
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by Andrew » 11 Jul 2018, 16:08

John Quincy Adams served in the US House for 15 years after being President. The only other ex-president to get similarly elected (although Senate, not House) was Andrew Johnson, but he only served for 6 months before dying.
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by Aresen » 11 Jul 2018, 16:36

Andrew wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 16:08
John Quincy Adams served in the US House for 15 years after being President. The only other ex-president to get similarly elected (although Senate, not House) was Andrew Johnson, but he only served for 6 months before dying.
This is in contrast to the current incumbent, who may serve in the Big House after being President.
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by Kolohe » 14 Jul 2018, 15:57

Dangerman wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 11:49
I believe that's called the Kennedy Roll, and I use it all the time to dress down a dress shirt. I have a couple Calvin Klein checked shirts with sleeve tabs like that, I like them. It reminds me of tying back my sleeves before archery or a kenjutsu form.
I used to do that with my sleeves, but afterwards my shirts were shot.
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by Jasper » Today, 10:21

TIL - The way I've been rolling up my sleeves my entire life is called the Kennedy Roll.
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