Effortless Chill With Short Sleeve Button-Ups

The Perfect Layer For Zoom Meetings
August 14, 2020
August 14, 2020
What We Considered

✓   Premium materials

✓   Breathability

✓   Good colors and patterns

Our Picks

✓   Outerknown - Most sustainable

✓   Faherty -  Best brand community

✓  Frank And Oak - Most breathable fabric

Before the new normal, you may have accumulated a few short sleeve button-ups— a basic to wear so you don’t sweat your a** off at a meeting and the typical fun pattern that you consider your "party shirt". Now you’ve probably been wearing a lot of tees, but it’d be nice to switch things up. We vouch for these button-ups (or button-downs, however you say it) because you can work them into your own personal style based on the patterns and colors you like. Not only that, they are great to throw on over a tee to make yourself look more put together for that next zoom date without feeling like you need to go all out.



For those of us wishing we had been able to spend the summer catching waves at Venice beach, Outerknown’s choice of patterns and colors will bring California cool anywhere. Try out one of their S.E.A (short for Social and Environmental Accountability) button-ups made with organic cotton and hemp knowing your shirt surpasses the strictest social and ethical production standards.

The Facts

✓   Made with organic cotton

✓   Classic fit/ traditional full cut

✓   Chest pocket & rounded hem

Brand Standards

✓   Sustainably sourced fabrics

✓   FLA Accredited



Meet Faherty, the next men’s brand disrupting the industry with their promise to deliver a community for all with sustainability in mind. When it comes to button-ups you can go with the Coast, made with woven cotton for a fit that feels like your favorite worn-in tee, or the Playa made from cotton tencel with sustainable Corozo nut buttons. 

The Facts

✓   Made with cotton or cotton tencel

✓   Buttons through pockets

✓   Faherty fit: slim/classic hybrid

Brand Standards

✓   Inclusive models 

✓   Strong emphasis on community

✓   Made with sustainability in mind

Frank And Oak


Frank And Oak has created a breezy button-up made with 100% Tencel Lyocell. In normal language, that’s fabric sourced from eucalyptus instead of cotton. Not only is this sourcing more sustainable, but also cooling and soft to the touch. Here’s to staying comfortable and polished while opting for a more earth-friendly style.

The Facts

✓   100% Tencel Lyocell

✓   Boxy fit and chest pocket

✓   Nautical, stripe and plain options

Brand Standards

✓   Sustainable fabrics

✓   Working to reduce fabric waste

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Photo Credits: @faherty, @frankandoak, @bonobos, @rhone, @outerknown, @buckmason, @kotn

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