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King of Rolled Sleeves

I have a lot of interesting observations about this past weekend’s race in Singapore, but before I go into it, I must declare David Coulthard the King of Rolled Sleeves. DC’s sleeves are (almost) always impeccably rolled to the elbow. Sometimes the sleeves are rolled to the 3/4 length… but it is always very neatly done.

I tried rolling up the sleeves of my dress shirt… and I found it to be harder than it looks! Rolling them haphazardly is quite easy, but to have neat folds and symmetry in length for both sleeves is slightly more challenging.

This might sound slightly neurotic and obsessive, but I even went to work in a DC-styled-shirt which quickly turned into an Eddie Jordan-styled-shirt. So what does my DC-shirt-styling entail? Evenly rolled cuffs (to the elbow), shirt tucked in, two buttons undone.

The easiest way to roll the sleeves (for me) neatly was to do roll them before I put my shirt shirt on. That way, I could be sure the two cuffs were even in width and neat (NO BULKY ROLLS!). However, this only works for people with reasonably slim arms and fists that are not overly large in diameter. I am serious about the fist diameter, that is one of the measurements taken when getting fitted for a bespoke shirt. πŸ˜› Luckily, I have twig-like arms, so works for me. πŸ˜› For others not as blessed as myself (ha.. joking… who wants twig arms? 😦 ) I suggest fixing the rolled cuff after every roll to avoid bulky messy rolls.

For those that truly want to be like DC then a dress shirt with a higher collar must also be selected. I have noticed he seems to favor shirts with higher collars that stand up nicely (take note EJ and JH!).

And what is EJ-shirt-styling? Well… my version of EJ-shirt-style has less neatly rolled cuffs at 3/4 length, shirt UNtucked (I was going for the EJ-youth-style), and three orr four buttons undone, and the collar opened wider. To make the EJ-style work-safe, I had to wear a tank top under my shirt….

That’s right, you heard me. EJ-shirt-styling is NOT WORK SAFE/APPROPRIATE. OMGWTFBBQ…. epic fail… I actually had an outfit semi-inspired by EJ… I am almost embarrassed for myself (but why did I type it out? I don’t know, JESUS…). Luckily, there is no photographic evidence of this weirdness so I am safe in the real world (well, not that anyone I know at work would’ve known I was doing a DC/EJ look… so I guess it wouldn’t matter even if photos existed….).

Anyway, congratulations to DC. Hats off to DC for being declared (by little me) the King of Rolled Sleeves. Not that DC knows I wrote this…

Representative screen captures of the King of Rolled Sleeves will be coming this weekend when I have procrastinate my projects spare time.

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