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Nerdy No More: 12 great short sleeve button-ups

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Once considered a fashion “don’t” in menswear circles because of their association with dweeby accountant types and Lewis and Gilbert in “Revenge of the Nerds,” short sleeve button-ups  have shed their F-grade stylistic reputation in recent years and emerged as current and fresh summer must-haves. Designers and tastemakers overturned the old longstanding fashion rule of “if you want short sleeves just roll up your long ones” several seasons ago and these arm-revealing tops are now considered key pieces for today’s sharply dressed man. As designer Robert James of By Robert James recently told me: “I would say that if you don’t have a short-sleeved shirt in your wardrobe, get it done. A few years ago it had to be rolled up but now, no.”

Just like their long-sleeved brothers, those with slimmer fits tend to be most flattering and they can be worn tucked or untucked or with a proportionally apt necktie. It really just depends what looks best with the bottoms you pair them with and how you tend to roll (or not roll in this case).

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Here are a dozen smart short sleeve collared options that are currently available for sale online. Pick one or a few to add some instant cool to your warm weather wardrobe.

Marl Shirt by Ben Sherman, $70.99

Ben-sherman short sleeve button-up, chambray

Non-Iron Regent Fit Framed Short-Sleeve Dress Shirt by Brooks Brothers, $59

Brooks brothers button up, short sleeve button up

Matty Green Print Shirt by By Robert James, $128

Robert-j short sleeve button-up

Matty Grey Stripe Shirt by By Robert James, $128

Rob j woz, button up, short sleeve, collared shirt

Short Sleeve Button-Down in Clear Sky Cotton by DDugofff, $175

DDUG short sleeve button up

Azteca Print Shirt by Descendant of Thieves, $89

Descendent collared button up

Shades of Blue Plaid Shirt by Descendant of Thieves, $89

short sleeve button-ups, blue, descendant of theives

High Boy Short Sleeve Shirt in Steel by Kennington, $54


Naked Truth Short Sleeve Shirt by Kennington, $54


Slim Fit Shirt with Fish Print by Michael Stars, $138


Oxford One Short-Sleeve Shirt in White by Schnayderman’s, $189


Wenlock Chambray Shirt by United By Blue, $72


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