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men's clothing: alternative to short sleeve button down

Good morning!

Can anyone suggest an alternative to a short sleeve button down shirt for casual dinners out in warm weather..? I don't care for that look and am seeking other options for my partner.

TIA!!

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Re: men's clothing: alternative to short sleeve button down

How about the Izod polo shirt?

 

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Re: men's clothing: alternative to short sleeve button down

Agree with a nice Polo shirt. That’s all my DH wears to casual dinners. 

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Re: men's clothing: alternative to short sleeve button down

What kind of shirts does your partner like to wear?

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Re: men's clothing: alternative to short sleeve button down

Are you referring to short sleeved dress shirts? That is all DH wore when he worked. The company he worked for had a very strict dress code,but he did like long sleeves.

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Re: men's clothing: alternative to short sleeve button down

This is what I call a very "vanilla" golf shirt, accepted anywhere T-shirts are not, because it has a collar.    I don't know your partner's age or style but you can find these almost everywhere in all colors, even with patterns, sometimes with a contrasting placket.   It also looks good under a sports coat, if required.    I live in the south, it & khakis are the summer "uniform".

 

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I like this one.

 

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Re: men's clothing: alternative to short sleeve button down

Thanks all for the replies. He does not really care what he wears; is 51, 6'3" and well built. I guess I was wondering if there is anything without a collar that would be considered an acceptable substitute but agree golf/polo shirts would do...

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Re: men's clothing: alternative to short sleeve button down

Polo shirts.  They are step up from tees but still casual and they have a collar which makes them a little dressier.  

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Re: men's clothing: alternative to short sleeve button down

For a current look, I like a (no collar) crew neck. The fabric often has a silky hand and is much dressier than a t shirt.

 

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Re: men's clothing: alternative to short sleeve button down

magicmoodz, this is what I'm looking for but I don't know how/where to find these collarless shirts that would be considered dressier than a T.....ideas? Thank you!