Help me pick long-sleeved weekend shirts
December 3, 2011 10:56 PM Subscribe
What should I wear as a nice looking, long-sleeved "weekend shirt"?
posted by primethyme to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (19 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I feel like I have a gap in my wardrobe for this time of year, and I'd like your help.
I am a man in my 30s, average height and weight. I live in Southern California. This time of year, the weather can get down to the 40s or 50s. So cool, but not really cold. I wear long sleeved dress shirts to work, but I have a hard time with what to wear outside of work when I want to look nice but not "dressed up."
I have a bunch of sweaters, but they tend to be too warm for the weather here most of the time. I have a few long sleeve polos and rugby-style shirts, but they just don't seem quite right in a way I can't describe (I know this isn't that helpful). The rugbys seem a little "young" for me, I guess, and the long sleeve polos can look less "sharp" than I'd like. I have a few long sleeve button up shirts that I can wear untucked, to make them more casual than a dress shirt, but I need more options.
My goal is to be comfortable, not look like I'm going to work, but also to look like I'm making an effort and fit in at, for example, upscale casual restaurants in the fancier parts of town. Price isn't particularly a concern, and I'm ok with things that need specialized care, as long as the result is worth the cost/trouble. I can potentially do layering, but it has to not be too hot, which rules out most options in that vein I think.