However, if you find your yourself behind a desk at work; your job title includes manager, supervisor, lead, CEO; or if you find yourself at restaurants with white table cloths, then you'll just look like a putz in short sleeve shirt. We have yet to see a stylish man over history sporting a short sleeve shirt in a professional environment without criticism or critique. The garment is inherently casual and sporty and should stay that way.
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If you've decided to take the plunge and drop a few stones on a couple good short sleeve shirts you best know how and when to wear them. If the bottom of the shirt is curved it usually should be tucked in, but due to the relaxed nature of the shirt this is left up to the wearer. Flat bottomed shirts are designed to be untucked. If you leave it untucked it should not cover your bottom like a long sleeve shirt. Similar to polo shirts the sleeves should hit mid bicep and while they should show off your arms they shouldn't be tight. The collar can be regular turn down or button down. Most short sleeve shirts will come without collar stays which lends itself to the casual wearer even further and they can have a pocket or no pocket with a short placket or long. Throw one on in gingham, plaid, or solid in cotton, chambray or linen with your chino shorts, boat shoes, straw fedora and aviator sunglasses and you're good to go.