Out dancing on Saturday night it was clear that a big trend for guys this summer is the sleeveless T-shirt. Customised band T-shirts with sleeves cut out around the arm-hole, or, for the lithe of frame, slashed from shoulder to waist ruled the dancefloor, usually accompanied by post-punk undercut hair of various extremes. If your shoulders aren’t your best feature or you lack the necessary tattoo work (clearly a temporary problem) you can coyly roll the sleeves up instead. This still looks cool, especially if the T-shirt is long and flares slightly from chest to waist for a bit of swing.
Whilst a customised, vintage band or graphic T-shirt is best (and so recession friendly) there are designer options if you prefer something minimal. Acne’s current Classics range includes the gorgeous sleeveless ‘Tate’ style.
Images: Acne ‘Tate’ and Obesity and Speed T-shirts both from Oak, NYC
By Colin Chapman | April 6th, 2009