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.
What these shirts provide is a statement piece that simplifies summer dressing. Once you've found your perfect graphic shirt, you needn't worry too much about what you're wearing elsewhere — all eyes will be on your standout shirting.
Check out some of our favorite summer shirts to have dropped in recent seasons below, from the more subtle to kaleidoscopic patterns.
Scroll for some of the best summer shirts for men in 2023.
J.W. Anderson Pol Print Short Sleeve Shirt
JW Anderson’s latest collection sees the designer team up with the renowned artist Pol Anglada for a small capsule that explores the male physique. This white poplin shirt puts the artist's work front and center.
Wales Bonner Rhythm Shirt
Few people create retro-inspired pieces better than Wales Bonner, and this shirt is a testament to that.
BODE Gooseberry Long-Sleeve Shirt
If you're on the hunt for a pattern that will really make a statement, then BODE has you covered. The gooseberry print on this shirt is inspired by a textile salesman’s swatch from circa the 19th century.
Highsnobiety Linen Short-Sleeve Shirt
A classic from our in-house collection, you know summer has started when it's time to get the linen out. This lightweight and loose-fitting style has been created with the warmest days in mind.
Marni x No Vacancy Inn Poplin Bowling Shirt
If you think this shirt is colorful, you should see the rest of Marni and No Vacancy Inn's collaborative collection. This shirt also has a matching pair of shorts for a full look that's bound to turn some heads.
Bonsai Keyhole Shirt
Calling this knit shirt by Bonsai highly-detailed knit would be an understatement, given that the Italian brand is well versed at crafting unique garments like the one above.
Ahluwalia Studio Katrina Knit Shirt
Though the term 'statement shirt' gets thrown around often, there's no denying the craft embedded into this jacquard knit shirt. But, if you're looking for that full statement look, adding the matching shorts to complete the set will only steer you in the right direction.
Jacquemus La Chemise Melo
You'd be hard-pressed to find another brand that caters it collections to summer as much as Jacquemus. Pairing bold seasonal prints with lightweight viscose fabrics is pretty much what summer is all about.
Noon Goons Kickback Shirt
Noon Goons' latest collection is filled with pieces that channel the brand's So-Cal energy into practical garments like its short-sleeved shirt seen here. Sure black does attract a lot of heat, but pulling off any look with this wrinkle-free shirt instantly elevates your outfit.
Highsnobiety Lightweight Long-Sleeve Shirt
Coming in a fabric so lightweight that it's sheer, this flowy shirt is just as adept to hot summer days as the short-sleeved options on this list.
Stockholm Surfboard Club Floral Airbrush Button-Up Shirt
If you need any more indication that spring is finally here and summer is on the way, Stockholm Surfboard Club is saving you the guesswork with this timely floral offering. Though, if camp collars aren't your thing you can always opt for the longsleeve tee.
Carne Bollente Spray It Forward
While most of Carne's garments feature sex-positive graphics that aren't particularly safe for work, the brand's ethos is geared towards enjoying all forms of life, like these little creatures printed on this lightweight cotton and linen blend.
BODE Inverse Acorn Long-Sleeve Shirt
Though short sleeves are typically the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about summer, there's always room for different options, especially if it's made by BODE. The cropped fit ensures you'll still feel the breeze wherever you're at.
Our Legacy Pinstripe Borrowed Shirt
As expected from the Swedish brand, its oversized pinstripe shirt is crafted from high-quality materials and even features mother-of-pearl buttons with a branded tag behind the collar.
Story mfg. Shore Shirt Star Block Print
A reoccurring silhouette from the brand's roster of environmentally conscious garments gets an star-studded update complete with detailed embroidery in an organic cotton linen finish.
Dries Van Noten Cassi Shirt
Calling Dries Van Noten the king of short sleeve shirts might be a bit much, but seeing how every season is better than the last there really isn't any reason to not add one to your summer 'fits.
AGR Wellness Crochet Shirt
Not to knock the average thrifted crotchet garment, but AGR's hand-dyed shirt is entirely in a different league. Like the shirt name implies, it's bound to add some wellness to the season ahead.
Marni Striped Button-Up Shirt
Marni's take on the essential striped shirt is crafted for all occasions. Whether you're heading out after work or looking to level up your vacation 'fits, the boxy cut is sure to stand out in good way.
Jil Sander Short-Sleeve Button-Up
Sure, camp collars are a summer staple, but there's definitely some room for this pointed version by Jil Sander. The light green colorway and relaxed fit ensures you can wear this whenever possible.
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