An icon of dad style if ever there was one, exotic, bowling-style shirts have been hugely popular on the streets of Milan and Paris during the SS17 fashion weeks. I've seen the camp-collared shirt on the backs of many a buyer and editor, which is hardly surprising as it's an ideal summer piece. It doesn't hurt that Asian-tinged designs are all the rage these days, either.

Vacation Shirt

$80

Stüssy

Buy at stussy

Bowling shirts are typically cut wide and boxy, which probably explains why overweight American tourists are so fond of it — but don't let that put you off, oversized fits are a solid style move. Lightweight fabrics and a breezy, open cut make the shirt a great choice for hot weather, and again explains the popularity with tourists and/or street style celebrities. They're traditionally produced with drab colorways and team embroidery on the chest, but most people seem to be going for nostalgic oriental designs — orchids, dragons, bamboo, you name it — and many contemporary labels are producing minimal versions too.

Premium Shirt

$47

Topman

Buy at Topman

If you fancy indulging in some exotic vibes this summer then you're gonna want to make sure the rest of your outfit doesn't make you look like a middle-aged, middle-America tourist. Your best bet is to go for some sporty shorts and clean, modern sneakers or classy sandals — so long as your toenail game is on point. Steer clear of cargo shorts and denim "jorts" at all costs.

Printed Shirt

$183

1017 ALYX 9SM

Buy at Slam Jam

The fashion week illuminati has, naturally, splashed out on luxe garms from the likes of Valentino and Gucci. More accessible labels have hopped on to the trend too, and there's nothing stopping you diving into your local thrift store or eBay if you're feeling extra sensible, financially.

(On Sale)

Floral Shirt

$687

Valentino

Designer Sale - Up To 50% Off

Designer Sale - Up To 50% Off

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(On Sale)

Silk Shirt

$527

Valentino

Designer Sale - Up To 50% Off

Designer Sale - Up To 50% Off

Buy at ssense

If the bowling shirt is a little too fruity for your tastes, then give our anti-summer style guide a go instead.

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