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post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by Hanseat
The concept of a shirt with short sleeves escapes me. A lightweight fabric does the same thing, if it's really hot there's probably a lot of sun, so I don't expose more skin than absolutely necessary to it when wearing long sleeves. Plus, one can always roll them up if one really feels like it, it looks a lot cooler. If I need to wear a shirt, I probably need to wear a tie and jacket as well, so I short sleeves are not a choice. If I don't and it's really warm I go with a polo shirt.
Try living in a tropical country before commenting.
post #17 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hanseat
The concept of a shirt with short sleeves escapes me. A lightweight fabric does the same thing, if it's really hot there's probably a lot of sun, so I don't expose more skin than absolutely necessary to it when wearing long sleeves. Plus, one can always roll them up if one really feels like it, it looks a lot cooler. If I need to wear a shirt, I probably need to wear a tie and jacket as well, so I short sleeves are not a choice. If I don't and it's really warm I go with a polo shirt.
I love short sleeve shirts in the summer especially linen so light and airy unbutton a few buttons on the top go for the Connery look. Attract all those fine women. Okay so I don't (can't) do that one but I'll try.
SHORT SLEEVE SHIRTS!! = GOOD!
Especially in hot climate on the beach and the like
post #18 of 24
I abhore short sleeved shirts. If it's smoltering out I'll wear a polo or a short-sleeved knit, but you'll never ever see me in a short-sleeved "dress" shirt.

Guys, this is what cotton voile and linen are for!
post #19 of 24
Unless they have a very slim fit/military thing going on, short sleeve "dress" shirts scream Boca Raton retiree.
post #20 of 24
I tend to disagree watch Thunderball
post #21 of 24
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Originally Posted by GQgeek
I abhore short sleeved shirts. If it's smoltering out I'll wear a polo or a short-sleeved knit, but you'll never ever see me in a short-sleeved "dress" shirt.

Guys, this is what cotton voile and linen are for!

Abhorrent!



post #22 of 24
I think it must cover the entire top half of the arm i.e. includes the biceps whether you have it or not. Even to the point of very slightly covering the elbow.
post #23 of 24
It's good that sleeve lengths vary, for proportions vary. Somebody might have long forearms and short upper arms. Somebody, like Allen Iverson, might be long in both. The idea is to wear sleeves of a length that makes arm proportions look most normal.
post #24 of 24
I also dislike short sleeve button-down shirts quite intensely. I never wear them and never felt the desire to wear one. However, if I did wear short sleeve shirts (and to come back to the question asked here), I would want them to fit like this:
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