Feel free to wear a tie and a lightweight cotton sportcoat over these shirts, or pair them with the perfect cotton suit.
By now, short-sleeve shirts are everywhere. Thanks to a rise in pattern popularity, a variety of woven shirts festooned with everything from floral prints to polka dots have had a lot of men less worried about baring some bicep this season. That doesn't mean you shouldn't have at least one solid option in your closet though. While a crisp short-sleeve white shirt may have some negative connotations of I.T. guys, you can't beat a tried-and-true washed blue color, or any other hue for that matter—even white. You've probably got more than a few long-sleeve options in your closet, so adding a short-sleeved version to your summertime rotation shouldn't be a problem. Here's a few to fit any budget.