The everyman's go-to summer shirt has been replaced. The short sleeved button-up is the new polo.
Not only are they lighter in weight and breathe better because you can get them in poplin cotton (the lightest weight of cotton), but they are more versatile since you can adjust how much skin you want to show by fastening/unfastening the buttons. Plus (do not try this if you are a beginner) they can be worn with a tie or (even more difficult to pull off) a bow tie.
As a side note, for us fashionistos who change often, the shirt doesn't come over hear head so your hair will stay just the way you left it.
As always, it's all about fit. You want it slim through the body (just grazing your sides). Wear it untucked, just long enough to go a couple inches past your belt. The sleeves should be slim and hit about half way down your bicep.
I usually go without a pocket because I like the clean chest look, but having a pocket gives you a great place to put your shades when you walk inside, so it's a win/win.
Here are three brands who made a nice cut (at three different price points):
American Apparel ($52)
Don't get me wrong, the polo is not dead, never will be, this is just a much needed way for men to switch up their limited summer shirt cycle.
Yours in style, Style Blogger.