The short-sleeve button up is a piece of menswear that has experienced quite the renaissance of late with retailers from Abercrombie and Fitch to Michael Bastian featuring it in their summer collections. Unfortunately, it’s a relatively difficult piece of clothing to wear without looking like….
Or this guy!
When it comes to the short-sleeve button up, fit is key. Short-sleeve button ups are inherently more casual than long sleeve ones, and as such it’s best not to wear them tucked into your pants. That means that the shirt hem should hit just below the belt and fit close to the body.
Equally important is the fit of the sleeves. Loose short sleeves tend to look like a sagging tent drooping from your shoulder. The sleeves should fit like this.
The short-sleeve button up is also not for everyone. To put it simply, if you have pasty white twigs for arms, you might not want to wear a shirt that will highlight that fact.
However, all told there are few better looks than a crisp, white short-sleeve button up showcasing your summer tan.