J. Crew Factory Short Sleeve Button Up – $24.99 (Ships Free, FINAL Sale)
It’s hot. And wardrobe options in the summer get real limited, real quick. Forget multiple layers with multiple types of fabric. At this point most of us are just trying not to look like Patrick Ewing at the World Sauna Championships. But is everything fair game in the name of keeping cool? Even the Homer Simpson favored short sleeve button up shirt?
The case FOR the S.S.B.U.: Well first, you don’t tuck it in, you don’t wear a tie with it, and it’s reserved for casual settings. You can only wear so many polos and t-shirts. It’s a little breezier than those options, and unlike polos and tees, you can pick up short sleeve button ups in patterns like gingham.
The case AGAINST the S.S.B.U.: With all due respect, well fitting polos and tees never get tiresome. It’s really hard to look good in one of these things because unlike polos and tees, none of these seem to fit well. Honestly, they’re a bit of a waste. Why go with chopped sleeves when you can buy a year round button up and simply roll up the sleeves? That way, you won’t have to shelve the shirt come September.
Your turn. Which side are you on? Are you for the short sleeve button up? Or do you feel like you’re channeling most middle aged men’s affinity for billowing camp shirts when you put one on? Leave your take in the comments…