INSPIRATION AND ADVICE
STYLISH GUYS IN SUMMER SHIRTS
By Sam Higgins, 24 July 2017
If our new style muses, along with this summer’s strongest street stylers, are anything to go by, we’re witnessing a renaissance of the summer shirt. And that’s not just the garish bold printed number your dad loves – a wide range of humble button-down silhouettes have been revamped for the warmer months. Here are five stylish guys who have the look locked down.
The revere-collared shirt is the epitome of summer style. Though it doesn’t stretch far from your usual, go-to shape, the relaxed collar and silky texture makes it perfect for warmer weather. Throw in a strong, fauna print, too – as this stylish fella has – nonchalantly roll the sleeves up, and keep surrounding pieces minimal and tonal to give the piece the ideal foundation to shine.
The simplest seasonal transition when it comes to shirt-wearing is actually one of the most effective – losing the long sleeves and showing off a bit of arm. Despite falling out of sartorial favour in recent years, the summer switch-up has returned with a bang with year. Do as this stylish show-goer did and choose a rich hue to make up for the minimalist approach – leave a few extra buttons unfastened for an even more relaxed look.
It doesn’t have to be a change of shape or silhouette, either – refocusing your palette is a sure-fire way of turning your everyday casual shirt into a fresh seasonal wardrobe addition. This guy opts for a minty take on your classic button-down, which comes sporting interesting zips, and keeps things warm-weather-ready with grey jersey shorts and black loafers.
A Frank Ocean favourite and a silhouette in Supreme’s latest line, the bowling shirt is one of the more obscure pieces to come out of sports in the last couple of years. But, unlike the more technical takeaways from rugby and tennis, it’s not its functionality that sets the style apart, but the details. The strong single-stripe patterning down the centre makes an imposing addition to the laid-back, revere-collared shirt, so make the most of it with a choice of bold colours and keep things matchy in terms of colour elsewhere.
It’s always been kicking about, be it hidden away in your wardrobe or lurking poolside on holiday, but 2017 has seen the Hawaiian shirt complete its transition from slightly naff dad-wear to a printed paragon of style. That’s because the stylish set have tweaked its proportions to align it with the menswear world's current love of boxier cuts. To really nail the look, leave your floral shirt unbuttoned and layer it over a tucked-in white tee. Then keep things simple with indigo jeans and a black belt to tame the powerful print.