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How to Fold a Men’s T-Shirt. The Answer is Here!!!
T-shirts are timeless, whether you like Hanes five-packs or pricey vintage tees. However, mess from too many tees is everywhere. After the first wash, it’s hard to get a new shirt’s neat folds back. Until now! We found the best methods to fold and store shirts by disassembling retail T-shirt displays and questioning experts at The Gap, Uniqlo, and Anthropologie. Because Marie Kondo has a program, none of them are her famous method. Instead, Teeanime have collected some new t-shirt folding techniques. Your clothes will look excellent even when not worn.
The Double-Shoulder Method
This method is used to stack T-shirts in many retail stores, but with a bit more care and accuracy than you might be used to at home.
1. Hold your shirt up so that the front is facing you. Grasp the front of the shoulders with your middle finger and the back of the shoulders with your index finger.
2. Use your index finger to show where to fold the paper.
3. While still holding the shirt up, use your middle fingers to fold each sleeve and side of the shirt inward across the back of the T-shirt, folding where your index finger is. Both sides can do this at the same time. Once you’re done, the sleeves and sides of the shirt will touch, but they don’t have to be crossed over.
4. Put the shirt on a flat surface with the front facing down and the collar closest to you.
5. Holding the end of the shirt that is closest to you, fold it in half and line up the collar with the bottom hem of the shirt. This will make your T-shirt look like a folded rectangle that is facing outward.
Tip: You can start stacking your t-shirts now. Or fold it in half again if you don’t have much space on the side. If you want to be creative, you can fold the shirt in half again, but this time roll it from the bottom so it fits easily in your drawer.
The Burrito Roll
Everyone likes a good burrito. This way of folding t-shirts, which is sometimes called the “Military Roll” or the “Ranger Roll,” keeps them extra tight and can be great for saving space or packing a suitcase. It is also easier to fold, even if you don’t get all the lines perfectly straight.
1. Lay your shirt flat on a flat surface with the front facing up and smooth it out.
2. Make a cuff at the bottom of the shirt by folding it up about three or four inches from the hem all the way around. The cuff’s fabric will be turned inside out, so you’ll see the inside of the shirt.
3. Grab the sleeve of one side of the shirt (either the right or the left) and fold it over to the other side so that the crease is right on the edge of the collar of the side that was folded. The folded side, especially the sleeve, may go past the collar of the side that isn’t folded.
4. Fold the side of the sleeve that has already been folded in the opposite direction (back to where it came from) to make a straight line.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 on the other side, stopping just before the T-edge. shirt’s
6. Your shirt should now look like one long column with a cuff. From here, roll the shirt as tightly as you can, starting at the collar and working your way down to the cuff.
7. Now that everything is in one tight roll, use the cuff you made to give your rolled shirt a place to live by tucking it into the cuff. This will stop the T-shirt from rolling out.
Tip: This is a great way to keep your clothes from unraveling, and, like the KonMari method, it makes it easy to see all of your shirts at once without having to go through a pile. Depending on the fabric, you could risk stretching the bottom with the cuff.
The Sideways Column
Folding the shirt in half vertically is the key to this method. A woman who used to work at Anthropologie for a long time told me about this method, which she learned on the job and still swears by. This sideways method is a mix of what’s good about some other methods. It makes a small finished product and doesn’t take too much time.
1. Hold your shirt up so that the front is facing you and grab each shoulder with your middle and index fingers.
2. Fold the T-shirt in half vertically, making sure that the corners of the back shoulders touch.
3. Lay the sleeves flat and fold them together across the top of the T-shirt so that they meet the collar where it has been folded. Now, the T-shirt should be one long column.
4. Fold the column in half so that the collar at the top matches the hem at the bottom.
Tip: You can fold the shirt in half again and roll it into a small roll to make it easier to find in your drawer. It won’t stay together as well as a burrito roll, though.
What about hanging T-shirts?
We asked Gap, Uniqlo, and Anthropologie employees: Is it ever alright to hang a T-shirt instead? No! At home, avoid this strategy, which some businesses use to make T-shirt designs easier to browse. Why? Sweaters may sag over the shoulders because the hanger produces a line. It will damage your shirt before you spill alcohol.