Printed Silk Shirt
Loud and brash like the Parisian fashion house's rock n roll influences, this luxurious palm print shirt is crafted in Italy from high end silk. With a relaxed fit and super soft silk fabric, this high end piece contrasts easy wearability with flamboyant swagger.
This popover style shirt from Norse Projects is a contemporary spin on the short sleeved shirt, featuring both the button down collar and oxford fabric of traditional shirts, but with a polo-style quarter placket. Typical clean and confident design from Denmark's understated menswear experts.
Emma & Georgina Shirt
This floral shirt from Liberty boasts an intricate, detailed all over print that like all of Liberty's fabrics, has been adapted from originally hand drawn and painted artwork. A more mature and sophisticated approach to floral patterns than many of the brash prints out there at the moment.
Multi Colour Shirt
BAPE founder Nigo's new venture Human Made shares the streetwear brand's taste for head turning, wild colour schemes. Here the high end menswear label have crafted a flamboyant patchwork shirt with a multitude of fabrics and subtle details such as the applique lettering on the chest and asymmetrical construction.
Above & Below Shirt
This split panelled button down comes in orange and contrasting navy cotton twill. Features a hidden placket and small lower pocket with a popper button.
A lightweight, cool cotton plain weave fabric makes this shirt from NYC's Supreme ideal for hot weather, and the loud print will make sure you stand out whether it's on the street or by the pool.
Stussy add their own west coast inspired twist to this polka dot shirt, infusing the pattern with a rainbow palette of pastel hues.
Casual, midweight cotton shirt from Only New York. Featuring a screenprinted fern pattern, and finished with a chest pocket, flag label and spread collar, the piece is an easy laid back choice for when the sun is out.
Earl Sinking Boat Shirt
This allover print from Odd Future continues the brand's juvenile, irreverent design style with some simplistic drawings of sinking sailing boats. Youthful and unpretentious, this shirt fits perfectly into Odd Future's design catalogue, alongside cats, upside down crosses, balloons and donuts.
Junya Watanabe MAN
Floral SS Shirt
COMMES des GARCONS designer Junya Watanabe's MAN label are known for their unconventional approach to design, and this shirt is no exception. Junya matched a lush allover floral print with a contrasting charcoal-colored herringbone back yoke, and finished the piece with a spread collar, inverted box pleat and back hanger loop.
Floral Short Sleeved Shirt
This floral print from SF skate imprint HUF comes in a less obvious, toned down black and white, which would look great paired alongside some bolder colors or an all-black outfit.
Flamingo Flower Shirt
Lush flamingo pink florals are contrasted against black to eye popping effect with this shirt from Gitman's Vintage sub-label. The American shirting masters present this beautifully rendered print on a lightweight cotton with a button down collar and box pleat on the back.
Safe At Home Shirt
More nihilistic punk styling from Fuct's made in Japan sub-label SSDD, as Erik Brunetti's hand drawn illustrations are printed onto a breezy rayon fabric. Ideal for summer, Rayon is cool, breathable and soft to the touch.
Spring Tartan Shirt
Traditional tartan shirting from the British lifestyle heavyweights Fred Perry. With the iconic embroidered laurel wreath on the chest and a lightweight tartan fabric that is ideal for spring and summer, the shirt is classic British style from the legendary brand.
Short-Sleeved Bandana Print Shirt
Denim experts Edwin crafted this asymmetrical bandana-inspired shirt from super light Japanese denim, which comes with a spread collar, curved hem and button-fastened chest pocket. The non-matching panels of the print give an extra layer of sophistication to this detailed yet refined piece.
Diamond Supply Co
Vermont Gingham Shirt
Made in the brand's second home of LA, this lightweight shirt from Diamond Supply comes in the summer staple gingham pattern, finished with a button-down collar and diamond pin at the wearer's left breast. Chilled, easy going west coast style from the San Francisco skate brand.
Summer Simulation Shirt
Sci-fi inspired label Cav Empt bring more bizarre, esoteric vibes with this allover printed cotton shirt. Diagrams, schematics and typography are thrown all over this double pocketed, straight hemmed shirt.
The short-sleeved Cayman shirt from Carhartt comes in a lightweight printed poplin fabric, finished with contrasting buttons, a chest pocket and button-down collar. The palm print is vibrant without being too loud, continuing the Carhartt WIP philosophy of high quality matched with clean, effortless design.
Straight cut and coming in a wild African-inspired print, Monitaly's Vacation Shirt is made in the USA from a waxed cotton and features twin front pockets. The eye popping combination of red, amber and black in the tribal print is sure to turn heads and the side seams are split for ventilation.
Raglan Oxford Shirt
This white oxford button down from Acne comes in a crisp all white colorway, a windsor collar and sports style raglan sleeves. Classic minimalism from the Swedish clothing studio.
With sunnier and warmer times approaching, we’ve compiled a Buyer’s Guide of short-sleeved shirts ideal for the summer. Whether they’re plain, printed or patterned, they’re an easygoing warm weather staple, which if the weather turns, can go under a top layer and still look smart. From breezy linen to traditional oxford fabrics, wild patterns to clean one color designs, these shirts will all look and feel great when the sun’s out and can be layered over a tee if the weather isn’t quite there yet.