The existence of short-sleeved shirts seems unnecessary sometimes—lacking the fanciness of their long-sleeved cousins and lacking the chill of their tee bros, you may wonder what the point is, right? Well, the point is you've just been wearing the wrong shirts. Here are our top picks for the do-anything top and remember: the number one sin in wearing short-sleeved button downs is going for one that is way too tight. We're sure you're familiar with that, so size up accordingly because these shirts are here to have fun and not choke your man boobs to death.
Enimal Daniel Uncle shirt
This local brand's loose fitting pinstripes will make you the coolest tito.
Zara Wide Stripes
Riotous colors that work day or night! Don't be afraid of this one.
Zara Striped shirt
The pajamas look is all the rage nowadays, here's a top tier example.
BRKLSS Pinup button down
All over prints on a full-sleeved shirt or tee can look a bit much, but slap on a short-sleeve and they always seem right at home.
Topman Burgundy Resort Stripe shirt
A dressier set of non-pajamas.
Straightforward Supersoft Lounge shirt
These shirts feature a rayon mix that won't reveal those sweat spots as much, perfect for you glandular types out there.
Penshoppe Poplin shirt with pocket
Poplin has a crispy air to it that makes it appropriate for almost any lunch or dinner. Just be sure not to go too tight as we have warned.
Penshoppe Chambray shirt with all-over print
Another set of bold stripes, but they've dialed the color down to a solid 8 for this one.
Quiksilver Mens Classics short sleeve shirt
Remember what we said about fit? Pick a shirt out from a surf brand like Quiksilver if you're being really particular about that saktong chill vibe. Surfers live for that sort of thing.