short-sleeve button-down men's shirts

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please welcome discussion from the WDYLL thread

nabisco, Monday, 3 August 2009 19:46 (ten years ago) link

i wear these a lot, i live in southern california and it gets fucking hot (lol but i would never wear shorts so there you go). there is the danger of looking even nerdier than usual, but it can be avoided. i like vintage options a lot of the time.

velko, Monday, 3 August 2009 19:49 (ten years ago) link

dude. n/a. holy crap. is that a uniqlo shirt? because I am wearing that exact shirt right now.

nabisco, Monday, 3 August 2009 19:49 (ten years ago) link

there is the danger of looking even nerdier than usual

the only way around this is to, like, get huge arms.

huger arms, i mean

SNaKaTTaK (goole), Monday, 3 August 2009 19:50 (ten years ago) link

i need to go to uniqlo for these, jeans and shorts. pronto.

I love rainbow cookies (surm), Monday, 3 August 2009 19:50 (ten years ago) link

I want huger arms. I'm making inroads. Maybe there's a thread to revive about push-ups.

reared on Shakespeare (kenan), Monday, 3 August 2009 19:51 (ten years ago) link

no it's not

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 3 August 2009 19:51 (ten years ago) link

not sure I fully agree w/ short-sleeves

completely sure I fully disagree w/ button-downs

conrad, Monday, 3 August 2009 19:52 (ten years ago) link

if you feel the sleeve-ends of these look bad, and do not have "huge arms" to show off, considering rolling them up. maybe even just once. it can improve things, in the right circumstances, and a lot of shirts like this cut the sleeves a little lower and wider than would suit a normal arm in the first place.

nabisco, Monday, 3 August 2009 19:53 (ten years ago) link

there is the danger of looking even nerdier than usual

the only way around this is to, like, get huge arms.

huger arms, i mean

― SNaKaTTaK (goole), Monday, August 3, 2009 3:50 PM (4 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

fyi this will make you look like jeremy piven in his terrible new movie

max, Monday, 3 August 2009 19:55 (ten years ago) link

i'm already so dangerously close to looking pivvish as it is!!

SNaKaTTaK (goole), Monday, 3 August 2009 19:56 (ten years ago) link

surm, uniqlo stock is v. seasonal and changes fast, at least in the UK, so if you want to stock up on short sleeves you probably need to go soon!

caek, Monday, 3 August 2009 19:57 (ten years ago) link

that pic upthread is a perfect example of why folx need to size up.

the only time I feel these are out of bounds is when they are plain white, because of mormon

there is no there there (elmo argonaut), Monday, 3 August 2009 20:03 (ten years ago) link

i like these and wear them well not often but sometimes in the summer

ha xpost i have a plain white one but its more for wearing under things

she looked like blanka from sfII but chubbier (Lamp), Monday, 3 August 2009 20:04 (ten years ago) link

should do a michael douglas in falling down vs dennis franz in nypd blue poll

velko, Monday, 3 August 2009 20:06 (ten years ago) link

shasta otm

generic xanax order cialis buy viagra cheap tramadol (Dr. Phil), Monday, 3 August 2009 20:07 (ten years ago) link

do me! did i buy a size too small? (sorry, it is dark here, so you'll have to go by the silohuette, but elmo should rest assured that this is not plain white)

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f325/caek/Photo22.jpg

caek, Monday, 3 August 2009 20:15 (ten years ago) link

dare to untuck, cowboy

that half tucked look is my traditional post-evening-meal thing.

caek, Monday, 3 August 2009 20:17 (ten years ago) link

(it is not an affectation, it is because i ate too much and had to move stuff around)

caek, Monday, 3 August 2009 20:18 (ten years ago) link

no it's cute!

I love rainbow cookies (surm), Monday, 3 August 2009 20:19 (ten years ago) link

good fit. ok so i'm going to ask for a gift certificate to uniqlo for my bday gift.

I love rainbow cookies (surm), Monday, 3 August 2009 20:19 (ten years ago) link

basically all i wear above the waist these days is short and long-sleeved uniqlo linen shirts.

caek, Monday, 3 August 2009 20:22 (ten years ago) link

i prefer snug polos, some of the sleeves on those short sleeves ones can be awkward for a skinnier dude like myself

omar little, Monday, 3 August 2009 20:22 (ten years ago) link

roll them, seriously

nabisco, Monday, 3 August 2009 20:23 (ten years ago) link

wait until u become married fattey
xposts

velko, Monday, 3 August 2009 20:23 (ten years ago) link

rolling short sleeve shirt sleeves seems unwieldy, no?

I love rainbow cookies (surm), Monday, 3 August 2009 20:23 (ten years ago) link

that is the look i fear with oversizing short sleeve shirts.

caek, Monday, 3 August 2009 20:24 (ten years ago) link

the malcolm in the middle dad, i mean

caek, Monday, 3 August 2009 20:24 (ten years ago) link

I usually recommend dressing for yr physique but I gotta say, the short-sleeved B Sherman-style tailored shirt in plaid or pattern or (esp) tartan check is one thing that, for me, the shirt itself takes precedence. It doesn't matter if yr arms don't fill out the sleeves. I pref tucked-in, but untucked is okay w me too. Button all the buttons, or leave the top one open. Do your thing. Just wear the shirt.

Like most people my age, I am 33 (Laurel), Monday, 3 August 2009 20:27 (ten years ago) link

the only decent short-sleeve shirts i have are western ones from second hand shops. my favorite one is approaching RIP status, it's a thin shirt to start with and the left shoulder is practically transparent (possibly from the strap of my bike bag). ;_;

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Monday, 3 August 2009 20:31 (ten years ago) link

^ sleeves are hueg!

there is no there there (elmo argonaut), Monday, 3 August 2009 20:34 (ten years ago) link

That shirt is just plain too big for him. American Dad problem, dressing like toddlers, see many ILX threads over the years.

Like most people my age, I am 33 (Laurel), Monday, 3 August 2009 20:34 (ten years ago) link

i just don't understand why sleeves like that are manufcatured

I love rainbow cookies (surm), Monday, 3 August 2009 20:34 (ten years ago) link

a good length seems to be about 3 inches above the elbow, for these types of shirts

omar little, Monday, 3 August 2009 20:35 (ten years ago) link

Sleeve circumference matters less than sleeve length!! People w skinny arms, do not despair! Paradoxically, the solution is to show more arm, not less.

Like most people my age, I am 33 (Laurel), Monday, 3 August 2009 20:37 (ten years ago) link

I simply cannot bring myself to wear these.

Le présent se dégrade, d'abord en histoire, puis en (Michael White), Monday, 3 August 2009 20:40 (ten years ago) link

(this thread title is maybe a little bit imprecise fwiw b/c "button-down" properly refers to the collar, not the front)

(not to be pedantic but the first image itt is not a "button-down")

(just fyi)

there is no there there (elmo argonaut), Monday, 3 August 2009 20:40 (ten years ago) link

everyone i've ever talked to in my life uses "button-down" to refer to the buttons that keep a shirt closed

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Monday, 3 August 2009 20:42 (ten years ago) link

i always thought button-down was american for button-up (not that we call them "button-up")

caek, Monday, 3 August 2009 20:42 (ten years ago) link

sleeves are hueg

xp

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Monday, 3 August 2009 20:43 (ten years ago) link

everyone you've ever talked to in your life is wrong

there is no there there (elmo argonaut), Monday, 3 August 2009 20:43 (ten years ago) link

We've done this before, I think button-down should only refer to the collar. Using it for the other kind is just laziness.

Like most people my age, I am 33 (Laurel), Monday, 3 August 2009 20:43 (ten years ago) link

do you call a button-down collar an Oxford collar?

caek, Monday, 3 August 2009 20:43 (ten years ago) link

more like dorky dad/ghost of dorkiness future

xp

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Monday, 3 August 2009 20:48 (ten years ago) link

xp, he looks like benjamin horne's brother

caek, Monday, 3 August 2009 20:49 (ten years ago) link

http://ai.pricegrabber.com/pi/7/27/22/72722539_160.jpg

"This shirt came free with my new encyclopedia set!"

http://tinyurl.com/bapppp (Pleasant Plains), Monday, 3 August 2009 20:49 (ten years ago) link

A shirt with buttons and a collar that IS stretchy is a polo shirt. A shirt with buttons that isn't stretchy and is worn casually and has some kind of loud print on it is a "sport shirt". A shirt that IS stretchy and DOESN'T have a collar or buttons is a "T-shirt". And so on.

Like most people my age, I am 33 (Laurel), Monday, 3 August 2009 20:49 (ten years ago) link

this is sorta pitiful, it's not like we couldn't image-search a whole bunch of dorky-ass examples of "pants" or "coats" or a million things that you wear because you know it's possible to wear decent ones

nabisco, Monday, 3 August 2009 20:49 (ten years ago) link

you're a shirt

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Monday, 3 August 2009 20:50 (ten years ago) link

they call that tie "the hitler"

omar little, Monday, 3 August 2009 20:51 (ten years ago) link

that's a nice shirt, though

nabisco, Monday, 3 August 2009 20:52 (ten years ago) link

thank you laurel for the taxonomy <3

there is no there there (elmo argonaut), Monday, 3 August 2009 20:52 (ten years ago) link

I mean c'mon dudes.

Like most people my age, I am 33 (Laurel), Monday, 3 August 2009 20:53 (ten years ago) link

guayaberas: classic? or only-for-cubanos?

there is no there there (elmo argonaut), Monday, 3 August 2009 20:54 (ten years ago) link

that pic upthread is a perfect example of why folx need to size up.

Seriously? Shoulder seams are in exactly the right spot, length is good, if n/a has a gut it isn't showing. Sizing up would give him the look everyone's making fun of here.

ice cr?m paint job (milo z), Monday, 3 August 2009 20:54 (ten years ago) link

i like wearing them but no one else seems to like me wearing them. wish i had a salsa gig so i had an excuse.

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Monday, 3 August 2009 20:54 (ten years ago) link

lol shasta u bitch

there is no there there (elmo argonaut), Monday, 3 August 2009 20:55 (ten years ago) link

The sleeves are hardly the only problem with all these shirts. Short-sleeve button-downs need to be patterned or safari style or pretty much anything other than NASA Control Room Engineer 1968.

ice cr?m paint job (milo z), Monday, 3 August 2009 20:55 (ten years ago) link

the hitler tie shirt is well proportioned.

I love rainbow cookies (surm), Monday, 3 August 2009 20:57 (ten years ago) link

I like guayaberas. But in the spirit of a fashion "exception", it helps if yr style should be pretty straitlaced except for the shirt. And like everything else, IT SHOULD BE TAILORED.

Do not wear guaybera with mandals and shorts unless you ARE actually PR/Cuban/etc and you are THERE RIGHT NOW.

Like most people my age, I am 33 (Laurel), Monday, 3 August 2009 21:00 (ten years ago) link

Guayabera w green army shorts and Sambas = A+++ :D style mayhem!

Like most people my age, I am 33 (Laurel), Monday, 3 August 2009 21:00 (ten years ago) link

NASA Control Room Engineer 1968.

But this is hot-cha-cha! NASA Control Room Engineer plus good hair or tattoos or something of your own that's modern, this is very "Houston, we have liftoff."

Like most people my age, I am 33 (Laurel), Monday, 3 August 2009 21:07 (ten years ago) link

i love it

I love rainbow cookies (surm), Monday, 3 August 2009 21:07 (ten years ago) link

tattoos otm

I love rainbow cookies (surm), Monday, 3 August 2009 21:07 (ten years ago) link

yeah the NASA square look is a key component to my style but YMMV

there is no there there (elmo argonaut), Monday, 3 August 2009 21:09 (ten years ago) link

definitely key component of mine, although i guess that's not entirely surprising

caek, Monday, 3 August 2009 21:11 (ten years ago) link

Granted, even nerds had clothing cut better than what most adults where today, but you had better be athletic as hell to pull off that white button-up.

ice cr?m paint job (milo z), Monday, 3 August 2009 21:20 (ten years ago) link

What are those, NASA guys? They got in a morning exercise, I'm sure.

reared on Shakespeare (kenan), Monday, 3 August 2009 21:23 (ten years ago) link

I thought they were a bunch of Mormons listening to Tabernacle records.

http://tinyurl.com/bapppp (Pleasant Plains), Monday, 3 August 2009 21:31 (ten years ago) link

I am going to have to start posting random shirts from chain-store websites to counteract all this image-search goofery.

nabisco, Monday, 3 August 2009 21:33 (ten years ago) link

oh great, ILX won't let me

nabisco, Monday, 3 August 2009 21:33 (ten years ago) link

http://images.urbanoutfitters.com/is/image/UrbanOutfitters/16009151_01_b

ooo, NASA

nabisco, Monday, 3 August 2009 21:34 (ten years ago) link

folx need to size up

pimping for steroids yet again

velko, Monday, 3 August 2009 21:34 (ten years ago) link

I've been holding off posting pics of mods and skinheads all day. Don't tempt me.

Like most people my age, I am 33 (Laurel), Monday, 3 August 2009 21:35 (ten years ago) link

that's a hot shirt

I love rainbow cookies (surm), Monday, 3 August 2009 21:36 (ten years ago) link

where is that from?

I love rainbow cookies (surm), Monday, 3 August 2009 21:37 (ten years ago) link

Just Urban Outfitters, cause every other chain place I thought to try had an uncopyable Flash layout. (I usually get excited about finding shirts with flat cuts on the bottom, but that might actually be a little too flat, especially the way it's fitted.)

nabisco, Monday, 3 August 2009 21:50 (ten years ago) link

Too long on that guy, too, which is saying something, as I'm assuming that guy is tall

nabisco, Monday, 3 August 2009 21:50 (ten years ago) link

it does look a tad long

I love rainbow cookies (surm), Monday, 3 August 2009 21:50 (ten years ago) link

Lesson: don't tuck it in = good to go.

sir-mounter (Eric H.), Monday, 3 August 2009 22:37 (ten years ago) link

would wear

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Tuesday, 4 August 2009 18:34 (ten years ago) link

the shirt, too

sir-mounter (Eric H.), Tuesday, 4 August 2009 18:42 (ten years ago) link

one year passes...

roll them, seriously

― nabisco, Monday, August 3, 2009 9:23 PM (1 year ago) Bookmark

this was like the best advice i've ever gotten

valerie (surm), Thursday, 21 October 2010 02:31 (nine years ago) link

lol

some droopy HOOS in makeup (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Thursday, 21 October 2010 02:32 (nine years ago) link

two years pass...

fun history of the guayabera at the miami history museum, online exhibit here http://www.historymiami.org/guayabera

circa 1897
http://www.historymiami.org/guayabera-assets/images/lg_3-spanish-sergeant.jpg

passion it person (La Lechera), Tuesday, 4 December 2012 20:43 (seven years ago) link


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