Other than speedos (yes, yes they have their place…on Tom Daley) there is nothing more mocked in menswear than the humble short-sleeved shirt. Just a few centimeters of fabric less than its esteemed counterpart the long-sleeved shirt – the short-sleeved shirt has long enough borne the brunt of sartorial quips.

This summer top designers and international retailers alike are reminding us that a short-sleeved shirt can be just as stylish as it’s long armed equivalent. And as the heavy heat of summer hits, a shorter sleeve keeps you adequately aerated.

And there’s none better than River Island to bring us a bang-on-trend selection. How to wear it? See here.