The return of the short sleeve shirt

Consider this our rally cry to welcome summer with open arms! In winter we think of knitwear and sweatshirts, yet in summer we cannot think of an item in our wardrobe more fitting than the short sleeve shirt! As the weather begins to heat up, they come into their own when sometimes a t-shirt or polo is not quite reaching the levels of sophistication desired. OLIVER SPENCER DOCK POPOVER SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT MAPLES NAVY Summer short sleeve shirts are the epitome of cool. Think Dickie Greenleaf (Jude Law) in The Talented Mr. Ripley, French actor Alain Delon holidaying in Saint-Tropez and in more recent times, Harry Styles and his unwavering confidence. And the common thread between them all beside their idyllic settings they find themselves in? Louche open collars on their necks, sleeves finishing at their elbows and a damn good tan. OLIVER SPENCER DOCK POPOVER SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT MAPLES NAVY
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OLIVER SPENCER DOCK POPOVER SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT MAPLES NAVY

DOCK POPOVER SHORT
SLEEVE SHIRT MAPLES NAVY

OLIVER SPENCER DOCK POPOVER SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT KILDALE OCHRE

DOCK POPOVER SHORT
SLEEVE SHIRT KILDALE OCHRE

OLIVER SPENCER DOCK POPOVER SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT KILDALE INDIGO RINSE

DOCK POPOVER SHORT
SLEEVE SHIRT KILDALE INDIGO RISE

So where are we wearing them you ask? Well for starters you could take a cue from our aptly named Hawaiian shirts. But who is to say a short sleeve shirt shouldn’t be worn in the office underneath a linen blazer for your next video call. On your lunch break. To the nearby lido. Running after ice cream vans. Trips to the local. All the above sound like summer commandments - they may as well be after the year we’ve had - but to put things simply, the diktat for everyone should be: “wear your short sleeve shirts again”.OLIVER SPENCER HAWAIIAN SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT PETERSHAM NAVY
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OLIVER SPENCER HAWAIIAN SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT PETERSHAM NAVY

HAWAIIAN SHORT
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PETERSHAM NAVY

OLIVER SPENCER HAWAIIAN SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT LINTON INK BLUE

HAWAIIAN SHORT
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LINTON INK BLUE

OLIVER SPENCER HAWAIIAN SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT EBLEY SKY BLUE

HAWAIIAN SHORT
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EBLEY SKY BLUE

Oli has been able to source an eclectic swathe of fabrics for our shirts this season, ranging from ecological light linens, to the more texture heavy Pavis cloth made from 100% organic cotton. Shirts for hot weather may denote childhood memories of Ace Ventura, but it doesn’t always have to be as wild as that. It can be as simple as opting for a lighter shade than your usual; a sky blue or yardley cream shirt can keep outfits looking smart and less out of office when paired with tailored separates.
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OLIVER SPENCER HAWAIIAN SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT BUCKDEN PINK

HAWAIIAN SHORT
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BUCKDEN PINK

OLIVER SPENCER HAWAIIAN JERSEY SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT PAVIS SKY BLUE

HAWAIIAN JERSERY
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PAVIS SKY BLUE

OLIVER SPENCER DOCK POPOVER SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT FORTE ECRU

DOCK POPOVER SHORT
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FORTE ECRU

The Hawaiian short sleeve shirt in Petersham Navy is a prime example of injecting pattern with a soft check due to the open linen weave, meaning it’s not overtly bold on the eye. Then for those who have been used to the overhead, slip-on, slip-off nature of loungewear, Dock Popovers are a casual complement to any summer look when worn with Judo Shorts for a long weekend.

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