Where the runway meets the street

We aren’t getting quite the brutal summer heat just yet, but our minds are already out there on the beach. If you’re only daydreaming about bikinied girls, piña colata and sandy feet, roll up your sleeves and get to planning. And no better way to get some vaca inspo than by lookin’ for that perfect outfit to wear. Start with these classic and not-so-classic Hawaiian shirts.


April77 “Inside-Out” Ewan Capricorn Shirt

France’s April77 offer one of our favorites for the summer season. We’ve started to see a trend of the “in-side out” shirt — the fabric’s face is flipped revealing a lighter, faded look. We’re fans. ($206)


Penfield Mahaka Palm Print T-Shirt

This all-over floral print tee maybe be a better option if you’re tying to stay off the “Hey I’m a tourist” radar. Made from 100% jersey cotton, this gives off Hawaiian shirt vibes without the trouble. ($45)


Ben Sherman Chambray Fish Print Shirt

Most of us may think of florals when we say Hawaiian but this all-over fish print will do just as well. The red-dyed chambray is a nice twist to the usual blue. ($101)


Freeman’s Sporting Club Japanese Cotton Shirt

Along with a great spot to get a cut, you can find a proper selection of menswear from FSC including their own in-house shirting and suiting. This short-sleeve shirt is made from a lightweight washed Japanese cotton that’s perfect for the summer heat. ($169)


Hentsch Man for MR PORTER Exclusive Shirt

Hentsch Man founder Alexia Hentsch created this unique rose print with a vintage 1940s pattern of an exploding house. The smoke can pass for florals, right? ($155)


Saturdays NYC Esquina Gordie Shirt

Saturdays work with artist and creative director Gordon Harrison Hull to produce this playful shirt for the summer. Hull describes the colorful all-over print as “lo-fi magic,” with references to light, rhythm and magnetism. ($108)


Sasquatchfabrix Summer 2014 Kokonoe Aloha Shirt

We love this whole capsule collection from Sasquatchfabrix, especially this laid-back Aloha shirt. Although you may miss it at first glance, there are indeed sakura flowers scattered throughout the monochromatic print.  ($187)


ACNE Summer 2014 Floral Shirt

Sweden’s ACNE release a full collection of photorealistic floral print items including this shirt. It’s is given a twist with a darker color palette than we’re used to seeing on classic Hawaiian silhouettes. Shop it here.


Gitman Vintage Sprite SS Shirt

Gitman Vintage have become known for their traditional shirting with crazy prints, and this lemon-lime polkadot pattern is no exception. If you’re new to the short-sleeve button-up, we think Gitman is a good place to start. Plus they’re made in the USA. ($190)


White Mountaineering Double Pocket Shirt

Japan’s White Mountaineering is known for their high level of design and technicality while maintaining good wearability. This “botanical” print shirt has fun details like fabric-covered buttons and a contrast print interior. ($450)

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