(shirt - Club Monaco | pants - Ralph Lauren | shoes - Sperry Top-Sider)
Heat waves can be brutal. Cranking up five fans on high and position a jet stream around the apartment to keep you from having heat stroke at 5pm on a Wednesday is the opposite of what is good. Stay stylish in even the hottest of conditions by trying a short sleeved button down shirt.
This isn't your grandfather's...or even Homer Simpson's short sleeve button down, the modern take on the short sleeved button down will have you looking hot while feeling cool...damn that's good--it's a gift. There are some tips to wearing a short sleeve button down shirt so you don't end up looking like Johnny Drama from Entourage.
The newer style short sleeve button downs are leaner through the body, and have shorter, slimmer sleeves. The sleeves are important--too baggy and you'll look like (something funny) and too tight and you'll look like a Jersey Shore member on prom night. A casual take on button downs is the oxford (button down collar) and that trend remains strong in short sleeved shirts--picking an oxford with a pocket will bring more style than a typical run-of-the-mill shirt.
Style tip: roll your sleeves.
Style tip: I know that the whole "button up all your buttons" thing was starting to look like it might take shape, but in summer, just don't. It's already too hot, why make it worse for yourself. Stay easy and laid back while looking smart casual--like James Bond on vacation.
- Slim is king. Make sure your sleeves coordinate.
- A short sleeve button up will bring smart casual to it's peak in the warmer seasons--try it under a suit, but be careful when adding a tie.
- Leave a button or two unbuttoned.
Wear It Write.