Why are men's undershirt sleeve length shorter than the outer shirt?

Men's short-sleeve undershirt sleeves end about halfway down my upper arm, but typical outer shirts (Polo's, etc) have the sleeves come almost to the elbow.

I guess it's so the undershirt doesn't show under the outer shirt.

However, is there a style of outer short-sleeve shirt with shorter sleeves like an undershirt ?

Obviously you couldn't wear undershirts underneath them, but that's not a problem.


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  • You can get shorter sleeve shirts, they're just a little less common, try looking at brands that have slimmer cuts, they're more likely to.

    Also make sure you get shirts that fit. Tons of guys walk around with a shirt that's too big - the sleeves look long because the shoulder is overhanging by 4".


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