How are Short Sleeve Shirts Different from Regular Shirts?\nWith short sleeve shirts becoming more popular, it’s important to understand the differences between these and a regular shirt, mostly in length and style.\nShort sleeve shirts have partial sleeves, typically finishing at the bicep or mid-arm, while also having a looser fit design. Short sleeve shirts feature a variety of styles, with some styles being a little more tailored, which makes them a great all-rounder. Because of this, short sleeve shirts are typically more casual, ideal for any outdoor BBQ or summer evening catch up with friends or family.\nLong sleeve shirts, on the other hand, typically have a tailored fit that brings a bit more shape to the torso and has sleeves that extend all the way to the wrist. This style is better suited for formal or business occasions as they’re not as relaxed and better fitted under a suit jacket or blazer.\n \n\n\n \nPolo Shirt vs. Short Sleeve Shirt\nThere is also a difference in both polo shirts and short sleeve shirts, even though both options have shorter sleeves.\nPolo shirts are usually created with a thicker fabric, usually from a thicker cotton or pique polo fabric. Polo shirts are great for cooler days and where you want to look more dressed up for a smart casual event. Polo shirts are collared and usually have two to three buttons at the base of the collar, which makes them a great alternative to layering under a blazer for the office or a sports jacket for a more stylish look.\nShort sleeve shirts are usually created with lightweight cotton and have buttons that run the length of the shirt. This makes them a great alternative for hotter days, where you want to stay nice and cool. Short sleeve shirts can also be layered on top of a regular t-shirt and left undone, which is an easy stylish look for relaxed events.\n \n \nWhen to Wear a Short Sleeve Shirt? \nBecause short sleeve shirts are a little more relaxed and casual in their design compared to regular long sleeve shirts, they are not as versatile for all dress codes and events. Short sleeve shirts are better suited towards more casual occasions, including:\n\nOutdoor gatherings\nSmall evening catch ups with friends and family\nBackyard BBQ\nDays on the green\n\n \nHowever, they can be styled up to fit into more business casual to moderately formal events and settings. Opting for block colours, like white or black with a more tailored fit, will work well for occasions like:\n\nOffice Christmas parties\nEngagement parties\nGender reveals\nOffice wear if your office has a business casual or smart casual dress code\n\n \nHow to Style Short Sleeve Shirts\nWhile some formal events are off-limits for short-sleeved shirts, like weddings, there are other events, that short sleeve shirts, when styled right, make a fashionable and comfortable option.\n \n\n Casual Events\n\nFor more casual events, like dinner with friends, backyard BBQ or an outdoor catch up at a park, short sleeve shirts can be styled easily. For hotter weather, where you want to stay cool and comfortable, pair your short sleeve shirt with a pair of our GAZMAN casual linen blended shorts.\nOur casual shorts are super breathable and easy to move in, so you can socialise and feel totally comfortable for the whole event. If opting for a patterned or brightly coloured short sleeve shirt, stick to simple, block-coloured shorts so that your outfit doesn’t clash, making sure you stay stylish for every event.\n \n\n \n\n Smart Casual Events\n\nFor events that require a bit more formality, especially in outfit choice, short sleeve shirts can be styled up to suit a slightly more formal dress code. For smart casual events, like an office Christmas party, indoor function or similar, pair your short sleeve shirt with chino pants. Chinos are fashionable, and comfortable and offer the wearer a stylish option for both casual and smart casual events. You can either wear your shirt out for a more relaxed look or tucked in for a fitted appeal, depending on personal preference.\nWhen styling your outfit, make sure to avoid contrasting colours, or blending patterns with bright colours. If looking to integrate a patterned short sleeve shirt, look to wear block-coloured chinos to match, like white, tan or navy. If boldening your look with coloured chinos, keep your short sleeve shirt a basic colour, like white or cream.\n \n\n Business Casual\n\nWhen it comes to an office or more formal setting, short sleeve shirts might be a little too casual, depending upon your profession. However, with the modern office changing dramatically over the past couple of years, many offices may embrace a more casual take on traditional business attire.\nFor more formal or business casual settings, pair your short sleeve shirts with a pair of dark-coloured chinos or tailored business or dress pants. This will make sure that your look stays extremely stylish and put together, while also embracing a sense of casual styling and comfort. Opt for a tucked-in look and can even pair with a leather belt for even more style and fitted appeal.\nFor business casual settings, stay clear of overly bright or more casual patterns, and stick to block colours that complement your pants, like white, cream or soft colours. Make sure to bring a cotton blazer with you to wear during important meetings to give your outfit an added boost of professionalism.\n \n \nMake sure to check out the selection of men’s short sleeve shirts, available now from GAZMAN.