A Short (Sleeved) History


A bit of an anomaly when compared to other contemporary wardrobe staples, short sleeve shirts didn’t really gain any traction in the menswear market until the early 20th century, when outfitters started to suggest them to customers as stylish kit for a spot of tennis.


Fast-forward to the fifties and sixties, and the button up has made the transition from athletic wear to something much more smart casual – thanks in no small part to trendsetters of the time, including Elvis Presley, Billy Fury, Marlon Brando and James Dean, sporting the style.


Wear the shirt open and you’ll have a layered shirt look that bring something cool to your outfit. For when you have a shirt that’s got a fairly subtle pattern you can wear it alone, with or without it fully buttoned like we mentioned earlier. Pair this with a casual pair of chino’s or jeans. These kinds of shirts are only really acceptable as casual attire, so a summer afternoon trip to the pub or a day at the beach is where they should be worn.

I combined a short sleeve blue and red stripe shirt, white jeans & sneakers super comfy.

See you soon guys!