The graphic summer shirt has had a veritable glow-up since its 90s heyday, helped along by Prada shirts with Guy Fieri style flames and Casablanca's lavish silk designs. Trying to distinguish between high-fashion summer collections and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas fancy dress has become increasingly difficult, and it's not a look that everyone is able to get right.
One person who has proven he can make it work, however, is Seth Rogen with his new platinum-colored trim. Relaxing with a cigarette and a coffee, he was recently snapped in a laid-back summer look which shows how you can let a graphic shirt do the talking.
He paired together simple pair of chinos in a matching brown hue, slip-on white shoes, a single colorful necklace, and voila — it's as easy as that.
And if you need more proof that less is more when it comes to summer shirts, just take a look at Tyler, The Creator. Since sporting a flame-print Golf Wang shirt for the cover of his third studio album Cherry Bomb, he has pulled out countless outfits with statement graphic shirts.
Those who, like me, obsess over the American artist's style will know that his current personal favorite is a blue floral-print Hawaiian shirt.
Throwing a Hawaiin shirt on with a pair of shorts and sandals is something of a ritual when the weather peaks, but the musician has proved the style is more versatile than just being a piece of summer vacation wear. Dressing his up with a two-piece black suit and loafers, it's a look that can extend far beyond the warmest months using the simplest of wardrobe essentials.
Check out some of our favorite graphic shirts to have dropped in recent seasons below, and see if you can make them work as well as Tyler or Seth Rogan.
Scroll for some of this season's graphic summer shirts for men.
Loewe Paula's Ibiza Shell Print Bowling Shirt
Loewe's subline with Paula's Ibiza takes the boutique's penchant for floral prints, psychedelic patterns, and hippie aesthetics into collections that ooze summer escapism. This shirt combines all of those things into a loud bowling shirt.
Story MFG. Shore Shirt
This isn't your typical flower-print shirt, as is the case with everything Story MFG releases, it is the work of an artisan. Naturally dyed by textile maker Sufiyan Khatri with block printed graphics, it keeps to the brand's commitment to sustainability.
Jacquemus 'La Chemise Jean' Shirt
Simon Jacquemus has built a reputation for being a purveyor of all things summer-related and his recent collection presented on the beach in Hawaii only added to that reputation. This shirt comes directly from that runway show.
Marni 50s Camo Mixed Material Bowling Shirt
Marni claims that the print on this shirt is camo but it is going to do everything but make you fit in. Make a statement with this brown-hued psychedelic shirt.
Marine Serre Cotton Shirt
Who knew the flower pattern from your Grandma's curtain could create such a fire shirt? Marine Serre did.
Dries Van Noten Cassidye Shirt
When it comes to graphic prints, few do it better than Dries. The Belgian designer has proven time and time again that he can make even the boldest of motifs work and this shirt presents him just flexing his muscles.
ERL Viscose Shirt
Summer shirts are all about color and it doesn't get much more bright than this one from ERL.
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