The simply amazing sleeve roll

I was browsing Susan Schwimmer’s “Tips for Instant Style” on the MORE site, and just had to share #7: the sleeve roll!

As all of my clients know, I am a big, big fan of the sleeve roll, or as I like to call it, the zhuzh. (I blatantly stole this word from Carson Kressley, just FYI.)

A simple roll of the sleeve can inject attitude into an otherwise stiff blazer or prim and proper shirt. I zhuzh all of my blazers, and even my trenches for that added bit of comfortable cool.

And there’s no wrong way to do it. I tend to roll twice, and then scrunch up near the elbows. But you can also just do a simple turn of the sleeve hem and call it a day. It doesn’t have to be perfectly even… the more nonchalant the better. Keep in mind, if you don’t want to show the lining of the blazer for one reason or another, you can always do the reverse zhuzh; tuck the sleeve end inward once, and then scrunch up the sleeve above the elbow to keep in place.

Go ahead. Zhuzh it up!

[tweetmeme] 2 Responses to The simply amazing sleeve roll
  1. Maris Olsen
    September 26, 2011 | 6:27 pm

    I LOVE the sleeve roll! I just bought a man’s SM black blazer from a thrift store, and it looks terrific with the zhuzh. Very hip and fashionable look, IMHO. Thanks Bryn!!

  2. MerelyMarie
    October 4, 2011 | 5:02 pm

    I roll my sleeves often…never knew about the “reverse zhuzh” though! Thanks:)

    …trying to pronounce zhuzh…LOL

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