Wednesday, August 9, 2023

The Search for a Short Sleeve Button-up Shirt

I would like to get a short sleeve button-up shirt with the following characteristics:

Not a button-down collar and not a camp collar. I'm not sure what it's called when it's not a button-down (spread or straight?) but definitely not a button-down collar. 

A rounded "shirt-tail" hem rather than a straight hem, but not a round hem that's so long or so rounded that it hangs way too low. I plan on wearing it casually, untucked with shorts so let's be reasonable.

More of a dress shirt look than outdoorsy. I don't want it to look too much like a fishing shirt or a hiking shirt. Also, regular buttons and not snaps in place of buttons.

Something with a light-ish color and with a mild pattern like a vertical stripe or unobtrusive dots or design. But not a completely plain colored shirt, and also not a plaid/checkerboard color or loud design.

A cotton/poly blend fabric or similar. A lot of shirts are 100% cotton nowadays, and that's not really what I'm looking for. I want something that won't shrink or be wrinkly all the time. Linen is definitely off the table. If not a cotton/poly blend, then something that's a quick-dry fabric that I can hand wash in the sink and have it dry overnight.

Room in the shoulders and the underarms. I don't want to swim in a shirt that's too way big, but I also don't want to be constricted in any way. Sometimes modern shirts are too tight in the underarms or shoulders. A "stretch" fabric is not a must, but a slight stretch couldn't hurt.

No logo. I really don't want to have a prominent logo on the shirt, so that rules out a lot of the options from outdoorsy name brands.

Pocket or no pocket. I'd be OK with one pocket (on the left side like normal) as long as it doesn't have a button or zipper or flap. I wouldn't want two pockets and really I don't need a pocket at all. So no pocket is OK too.

Cost. I'd like to keep the cost under $50. 

I'm still looking!

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