Surviving Spring With Long Sleeve Shirts

Spring is in the air which means for us single fellas, those cuffing partners probably got the “deuces”; hopefully in an amicable fashion. And for those of you in relationships, well? Maintenance is key. However, try not to get tempted by those wearing fewer clothes and showing off a little skin.

For those of us who may not be ready to “Dive In” via Trey Songz style into sleeveless shirts or tanks, the long sleeve shirt can still be a mystery to some as to how to rock them.

Many of us like to pair a long sleeve shirt with a pair of lightweight pants or even shorts. It’s all in learning your rules and tools to pull off what works best for you.

Spring is an unpredictable season. One minute is nice as heck outside then on another day, winter may decide she’s having side-chick problems and wants to come back and wreak havoc. This can typically happen in early March, but still you want to know how to sport them in a stylish manner.

Check out five tips when choosing loose fabrics for a long sleeve to fit the “not-so-hot” season:

Cotton Shirt

Cotton: Remember, cotton is usually durable and comfortable. It can be dressed down and worn all year round however; it has its own restrictions. Make sure if it’s cotton, pick something that’s thin in material so that way, the likelihood of you being “hot” is minimal

linen shirt

Linen: When you’re in the south, some people equate linen as a material for older people, but on the contraire – it doesn’t have to be at all. Linen is easy to tailor, typically dries well when in contact with liquids, and can be worn leisurely. The problem is that linen can wrinkle too easily for some


Silk: Look, we know we’ve seen some old kats in our fam sporting silk shirts. Between your dad, grandfather, uncle or someone over the age of 60 (mild guess) but hey, some can really pull this off. Out of all fabrics, silk is by far the lightest in weight, but it also works well with most colors. It also has a natural sheen when out for night on the streets.

Additional fabrics like hopsack and mohair are alternative choices if you want to escape the normal pleasantries of the suggested three.

Check out a few shirts below that might be worth an investment:



Ali Express Mens long sleeve maxes out at $16 dollars



Steven Jung


Jung Maven caps off at $69 dollars



Lulla’s Men’s Dark Blue Casual Long Sleeve Shirt stops $22 dollars

Other stores, of course, like the Gap and Old Navy can give you a quick casual look. However, for a little added variety try online stores specifically or even a Macy’s, Buberry or Nordstroms.

Émil Flemmon

When you're a Capricorn, the only thing you really know how to do is work, use diplomacy, and allow sarcasm to be your comedic charm. Ain't nothing like a educated kid from Alabama living big city dreams through a pen a paper...oh yeah, and sarcasm.