How to Fold T-Shirt In Under 3 Seconds
There are 4 methods for folding a T-shirt. Let’s go over each one.
The Basic Fold: This is the easiest one. Lay it down upside down and fold it in half. Fold the sleeves in and fold the shirt from top to bottom.
The Marine Roll: Lay the shirt out face up. Roll the bottom in 3 inches or so. Now fold the shirt in 3 equal parts and begin rolling.
The Hanger: This is exactly what it sounds like. Use plastic hangers and hang your shirts. You don’t need to fold them at all.
2 second fold: Lay the shirt out flat. This is much easier to show then to write. Check out the video for this one.
Video by Real Men Real Style
The t-shirt, a classic item in every man’s
wardrobe, but how to properly store your t-shirts between wears?
Well, it turns out there are actually at least four ways to properly store and fold your
In today’s video, I’m going to teach you all four methods including a trick to fold
a t-shirt in less than three seconds.
Method number one.
The basic fold.
This is the simple method that most people default to.
Lay the t-shirt out flat face down, fold the shirt in half from left to right.
Then, fold the sleeves in towards the middle.
Now, fold the shirt in half from top to bottom.
You can either stop here or fold it in half again to take up a little bit less room.
The advantage of this method is it’s simple, it’s well-known, and it’s equally useful
for storage or travel.
The main disadvantage is you’re likely to have some wrinkles and creases develop where
you folded the shirt.
The second method is known as the marine roll also called the army roll, but, hey, I’m
a marine here.
It’s popular in the military for its efficient use of space.
Lay the shirt out flat face up and then fold the bottom of the shirt up three to four inches.
Smooth out the fabric to minimize wrinkles, then fold the shirt into thirds, start on
the left side folding it over the center, then take the left sleeve and fold it back
over the center.
You’ll now do the same with the right side bring it over before folding the right sleeve
back to the center.
Now, you’re ready to start rolling.
Start at the collar making sure you keep the roll nice and tight.
Once you get to the end, you’ll undo the fold you created at the bottom of the shirt
and tuck it over each end of the roll to keep it in place.
This roll takes up very little space, so it’s perfect for small storage spaces or you’re
traveling light with a small suitcase.
The disadvantage of the marine roll is it takes more time than all the other methods.
The third method doesn’t require any folding or rolling, you’re simply going to put your
shirt on a hanger and place it in your closet.
Make sure though that you use plastic hangers for this.
Wire hangers can cause the dreaded nipple effect which isn’t a great look and you
don’t want basically to have to throw your shirts into the dryer or launder them again
so that the cotton goes back to its original shape.
The main advantage to using the hanger method is you’re going to avoid the creases and
wrinkles that are sometimes caused by folding.
In addition, if you’ve got a closet with a lot of space, this may be a great place
to put it versus into a dresser drawer.
The disadvantage of the hanger method is if you have a small closet, it’s going to end
up taking a lot of space especially if you have a lot of t-shirts.
And if you travel quite a bit, you’re going to have to take the shirts off the hangers
and then fold them.
Method number four and my favorite, the two-second fold.
So, this final method creates a great-looking fold so fast it’s practically magic.
Lay the shirt out flat, smoothing it out to remove any wrinkles.
You’re going to imagine two lines; one that goes across the middle of the shirt, one that
goes top to bottom between the collar and the sleeve.
Where the lines intersect is going to be point A, the top of the shirt is going to be point
B, and the bottom of the shirt is point C. Pinch point A with your left hand.
Make sure to grab both the top and bottom layer of the fabric.
Pinch point B with your right hand, then bring point B down to point C. You will now uncross
your arms and lay the shirt face down on the table.
Use the table to fold the shirt until you have an even amount of fabric on each side
of the shirt.
If you want, you can fold it again in the middle to take up a bit less space.
With a bit of practice you can become lightning fast with this method.
There is truly no faster way to fold a t-shirt.
There you have it gentlemen, four effective ways to fold and store your t-shirts.
So, whenever you need them whenever you’re traveling, you’ve got them ready to go.
For a detailed step-by-step guide on how to fold a t-shirt, check out the support article
and infographic at RealMenRealStyle.com.
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