That Hurley shirt is ugly as sin. The short sleeve button up is a solid summer/casual look. I have a handful of shirts like that. Honestly you can't really go wrong with solid colors but if you want a patterned look I'd probably go with something a little more subtle.
I do agree that most short sleeve button downs look tacky. I basically only wear guayaberas or other stylish short sleeves. Too plain and you look like a missionary/IT guy. Too loud and you look like a ****ing slob/joke.
I think you only risk the missionary/IT guy look if you tuck the shirt in. Short sleeve button-ups only really work as a casual look so if you wear it untucked with the top button or two undone it will probably look fine.
I'm a guy who wears primarily jeans w/ long sleeve collared shirts with the sleeves rolled up. I actually think that 2nd link that the OP posted is a nice shirt if you're a skinny and/or fit guy. If you're tubby, it's a no go.