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how to fold a shirt

GIF Guide: How to Fold a Shirt in 3 Seconds

There was a time when nothing ground our gears like folding a simple t-shirt. However, those days are behind us. Thanks to the glory of YouTube, and Japanese ingenuity, there’s a new technique for achieving the perfect fold—and it takes less than three seconds flat. To help you on your way to menswear mastery, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to fold a shirt.

How to Fold a Shirt 1

Step One: Lay the t-shirt on a flat surface, with the neck facing your left.

How to Fold a Shirt 2

Step Two: Find the halfway point between the top and bottom of the shirt.

How to Fold a Shirt 3

Step Three: Pinch the shirt at the shoulder and the halfway point, about six inches from the inner seam.

How to Fold a Shirt 4

Step Four: Swing your left arm under your right (don’t let go!) and pinch the bottom of the shirt. Your left hand should now be pinching both the bottom and the shoulder.

How to Fold a Shirt 5

Step Five: Hold tight with both hands, and lift the shirt while uncrossing your arms. Tuck the left sleeve under the shirt when you lay it down, completing the fold.

How to Fold a Shirt 6

Easy as you like.

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