Hong Kong’s humid summer has already set in, which means finding a stylish casual men’s shirt that breathes should be at the top of your list. Here are six of the best men’s casual shirts for summer that look cool, but also feel that way too.
Dries Van Noten
Dries Van Noten has reimagined the classic polo shirt using a summer classic – cotton terry towelling – so it won’t feel heavy; the cream colour fired up with a print of blazing red summer suns. The boxy fit and shorter length pair easily with your favourite summer shorts and leather sandals.
Embrace the bold, and the bright, this summer with this multicolour striped casual shirt from Gucci in luxurious silk. Washed in the colours of the rainbow, and then inked with the Italian label’s signature ‘GG’ monogram print, the retro-style camp collar shirt cuts oversized, for modern take on a men’s fashion classic.
French fashion’s Jacquemus is channelling le soleil from the South with his latest summer collection. In daydream pastel yellow, the soft button-up boasts a relaxed open spread collar with an 80s-inspired graphic print in black; the mother-of-pearl hardware elevating the shirts playfulness and chill just enough.
You couldn’t find a more breathable shirt than this latest number from Valentino. Made from macramé lace, the oversized black bowling style shirt with floral appliqué does indeed show a little skin in parts, making it a bold statement piece this summer, but one that should be embraced.
It’s not a veritable summer without linen. And, Loro Piana has released a luxuriously soft long-sleeve linen shirt with a half-placket front detail. In crisp white, it’s a fresh choice for smarter summer dressing: think evening rooftop soiree or under a cotton jacket for a casual summer wedding, tucked into earth-tone trousers or open over jeans.
Eleven Eleven’s handwoven organic cotton shirt is as much a work of art as it is a style piece. Featuring a hand-dyed yellow and cream stripe motif, a mandarin collar and poised three-quarter sleeves, this casual shirt certainly evokes an Indian summer and the exotic warmth that flows from the East.