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Rolled up sleeves is fine and makes you look like Mulder. Short sleeve shirts make you look like one of those husbands from stock images from the 50's where they show a family in the future being looked after by robots in their hovering mansion
It's acceptable to wear most things
If you want to look sartorially swank, then no.
Anyone can wear anything depending if they can get away with it.
MOST people look ludicrous in a short sleeved shirt. MOST people look pretty swanky with sleeves rolled up.
Of course, the greatest dressers are the ones who wear something that shouldn't look good and it does.
Also depends on the size of your arms. I wouldn't wear one as my arms are skinnier than two old pipe cleaners.
You wouldn't catch him wearing a short sleeve shirt now, would you?
I think he had to wear them for work or something.
my mum bought it for me for Christmas.
I think the OP is referring to sleeveless button-down shirts.
and proper shirts are not the same thing.
and the first one is a retro 70s style Gabicci Vintage top, that is fucking cool.
So I'm still right.
but have stopped as apparently everyone else thinks otherwise but hadn't seen fit to give me the memo until recently.
I wouldn't even wear a short sleever if I was taking out the rubbish
depends on the sitch though. wouldn't to client (s)meetings
probably not the best place to seek fashion guidance
I said I used to, and I was living in the bahamas at the time, so it doesn't count.
looks a bit simple
To be accepted by whom?
- a bus driver
- waiting staff in an asian restaurant (black, natch)
- american suburban dad at a barbeque (has to be Hawaiian shirt though)
- Clerk Of Works on a building site (click-pencil and pens in breast pocket)
wear short sleeved shirts you racist?
i have a really offensive checked one with a hood.
as in you should have bought something else to where.
Assume you mean for blokes (check your/my privilege). Obviously short sleeves for girls is fine.
I'm yet to be arrested or pelted with rotten fruit in the street so I'm assuming it's fine.
Also de rigeur if you are a professional darts player.
If you happen to be a professional darts player who is on holiday, then I'd say it is compulsary attire.
Otherwise, you look like a bus driver.
Also, long sleeve GIVES BOTH OPTIONS!!!... VERSATILE!! MAGNATIZE!!
definitely - unless doing a homer simpson fancy dress.
Just because some short-sleeve shirts make you look like a clueless idiot doesn't mean you should write them all off.
It's like people who say that guys shouldn't wear shorts. Fuck off, I'm going to overheat just so I don't offend someone's sartorial sensibilities.
I have fully ceased to give a fuck and ascended to a higher plane.
the sleeves can't be baggy. THAT is what makes them look shit. the flappiness.
If you've got nice arms they look fine. Which also might explain the reason they're detested by this bunch of Gareth Keenans
No-one can pull that look off.
Never with a tie though.
so we can now concentrate on picking on chris_is_cool in the cigar thread.
Yes, because they are all practical.
I've always said the hallmark of someeone who can't dress is using practical clothing in the wrong situations.
Wearing Acis running trainers to the pub.
Wearing Northface jackets when you're not hill walking or it's the depths of winter.
Wearing walking / hiking boots in the high street or wahatever.
if I'd had an accident and the paramedic showed up wearing a hawaiian shirt I'd probably try and crawl to the hospital instead.
not take your mind off your injuries?
however I'm not sure the Patch Adams approach to medicine really works with internal bleeding.
between the high street and nature.
All technical, all the time, I say. [ATATT]
they dig the short sleeve Ben Sherman types. Looks pretty good to me you big bunch of sleeve snobs. Depends on how you wear it. Baggy and flappy is a big no-no, sharp and fitted is a winner.
(PS: I'm not a Mod, I'm a Ska loving pilot)
Like these: http://www.brutus-trimfit.com/
See, rules are their to be broken. But you gotta know the rules before breaking them. Else you'll just end up looking like Dilbert.
It's not just appropriate, it's formal attire.
which means not 'fitted', no stiff collars, and not blue/white/black.
So acceptable short sleeve shirts are gingham, hawaiian, polka dotted etc, all with large, flappy sleeves, worn with a couple of the top buttons undone, of which I own one each.
or you look like a banter boy or like moker, who seemingly takes his cues for everything from GQ magazine.
GQ is fucking shit and it used to be run by that absolute bell end that thought he was a country gent and dressed in flat-caps and tweed for a day in the office.
Men's magazines are all shit. I'm yet to find a good one. They're either '50 moves in bed to make her wild!' or '20 Office Essentials' which are all things like Paul Boateng £3k suits. Also, they assume everyone likes football.
I don't even dress that well. I can't really afford it. But I do like suits and ties and shirts and smart shoes and pocket squares and all that crap.
Also, I think it's important to dress well in the right setting, else you look like a child.
And remember: A Well Tailored Suit Is To Women What Lingerie Is To Men.
Surely it should be called GM?
His arms get a cute farmers tan and I just want to squeeze his upper arms all the time and his lower arms look sexy.
SEXY SEXY CUTE CUTE
I'm not sure it would be so hot wearing a short sleeved smart shirt.
if they're not flappy and if you have some sort of bicep then yes.
Flappy short sleeves on stick armed gents - no.
As mentioned above, you'll either look like you're trying to channel One Direction or Eastern European hitman.
The appeal of short sleeve shirts comes from their almost grotesque laid back-ness. Think of a 1970s mafioso on holiday in sicily, not David Beckham.
The same principle applies to shorts.
however, what are your views on cutting the arms of your dress shirts off at the shoulder - Fred Flintstone style? Works nicely with a jacket: business, then casual. Also a tie
obviously i've got the swans to make this look pop
SO IT'S A YES FROM ME
Very acceptable. It's nice to mix it up. Great in summer.
pointy leather boots and skinny jeans, or boat shoes with no socks and half-mast pastel-coloured chinos are somehow okay.
Short sleeved shirts are absolutely fine and and they'll still be worn by men across the world don't want to overheat while looking smart when other fashions have died the death they deserve.
I just think there's nothing wrong with having a good, practical top to keep out the cold.
If you care that much you probably have some insecurity issues you need to get checked out.
but it doesn't stop other fashions also being God awful.
The short sleeve shirt is one of them. unless you got da'guns.
yes it would be nice to get Truth and Justice some sun but at the expense of looking like a printer repairman
Gonna start calling my skinny arms that.
If you don't you look like a spineless scaredy-wanker who's too frightened of what other people think to dress practically on a hot day.
A bit embarrassing that so many people on here think it looks good.
it's just nice to have a bit of a mix rather than having to roll up the sleeves on every shirt when it's a bit hot. Plus some sleeves roll up a bit awkwardly.
It's all good my friends (apart from beards and band t-shirts natch).
also, women dig it.
It's so swank in fact, that the Italians actually have a proper method of how to do it. Dappered have covered it here but I know it's known as the Italian Way or something like that: