Casual shirts are a versatile and stylish choice for the spring and summer seasons. They come in a range of fabrics, styles, and colors, making them suitable for any occasion. One of the main benefits of shirts during these seasons is their breathability. The lightweight materials used in most shirts allow for proper air circulation, which keeps the body cool and comfortable in warm weather. Additionally, shirts made from natural fibers such as cotton, linen, and rayon are absorbent and moisture-wicking, preventing sweat from sticking to the body and causing discomfort.
They can be dressed up or down – paired with shorts or chinos for a casual look, or worn with dress pants for a more formal occasion. With so many great choices out there the editors here at IMBOLDN were inspired to compile their top 20 picks for spring/summer must-have shirts.
J.Crew Short-sleeve Baird McNutt Irish linen shirt
Looking for a summer essential that keeps you looking cool and feeling comfortable? Look no further than this 100% linen shirt from J.Crew. Sourced from Baird McNutt mill in Ireland, renowned for producing the world’s finest linen, this shirt features an incredibly soft texture, thanks to a weaving process perfected since 1912. While the fabric may wrinkle easily, that’s all part of the charm – the shirt looks best with a few creases.
Gitman Vintage Seersucker Cuban Shirt
Stay cool and comfortable while looking sharp with this Cuban-inspired seersucker shirt from Gitman Vintage. The breathable, lightweight fabric is perfect for warm-weather wear, while the open-collar camp shirt design creates a relaxed yet polished look. With two pockets for your everyday carry essentials and a straight hem that’s perfect for wearing untucked, this shirt is the ultimate summer staple. Made in the USA from 100% cotton, it’s the perfect addition to your wardrobe.
Wellen Camp Collar Short Sleeve Shirt
The latest addition to your summer wardrobe is here! Introducing the Wellen Camp Collar Short Sleeve Shirt, made from 100% organic slub cotton fabric for ultimate comfort. This classic camp collar shirt features coastal prints that take inspiration from the East Coast surf culture. The shirt also has a chest pocket with zig-zag stitching, perfect for storing your shades.
Howler Brothers Crosscut Deluxe Shirt
This shirt is a perfect blend of style and function for the modern man. The detailed embroidery at the front and back yoke gives a touch of elegance, while the quick-drying cotton-poly blend ensures comfort during any activity. With double-snap, dual-point chest pockets and pearl snaps on the placket, pockets, and cuffs, this shirt is practical and stylish. The contrast stitching and hidden sunglass cleaning microfiber at the hem add subtle yet functional details.
‘Alexis Zambrano x Tombolo’ Martini Cabana Shirt
Tombolo, the trendy fashion brand, has teamed up with Alexis Zambrano, the talented Mexican artist, to create a unique and stylish shirt that celebrates the classic martini cocktail. The “Alexis Zambrano x Tombolo” Martini Cabana Shirt features overlapping rick rack trim that evokes a lemon twist and includes cocktail shaker and martini glass embroidery with pocket slits. Made of wrinkle-resistant linen and linen-covered buttons, this shirt is a must-have for any man who loves the latest in fashion and lifestyle trends.
Barena Baiocolo Crochet Knit Cotton Shirt
Barena’s Baiocolo Crochet Knit Cotton Shirt brings a classic touch to any modern wardrobe. The shirt’s crochet-knitted cotton construction offers a lightweight and airy feel, perfect for the upcoming warmer seasons. The ecru color and button fastenings provide a stylish, yet relaxed look, ideal for pairing with unstructured tailoring and sandals. This must-have shirt is a statement piece that offers a timeless and sophisticated style.
Todd Snyder Short Sleeve Summerweight Favorite Shirt
The Short-Sleeve Summerweight Favorite Shirt from Todd Snyder is the ultimate summer essential for men. Crafted from 100% cotton, this shirt is comfortable, stylish, and perfect for any occasion. The fabric is sourced from the renowned Somelos Mill in Portugal, which has been crafting fine yarns and cotton fabrics since 1958. With a proprietary wash that gives it a soft, worn-in feel, this shirt is sure to become your go-to for warm weather days. Plus, the slim fit and single chest pocket add just the right amount of detail to complete the look.
Far Afield Stachio Short Sleeve Shirt
Looking for a laid-back shirt that’s perfect for warm weather? Look no further than the Far Afield Stachio Short Sleeve Shirt. Made from 100% lightweight cotton, this shirt features a playful print that exudes warm-weather vibes. With a left chest pocket perfect for stashing your shades and a camp collar for a relaxed look, the Stachio Short Sleeve Shirt is the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe. Whether you wear it open or buttoned up, this shirt is sure to keep you feeling cool and looking stylish.
Tombolo Company Le French Diner Cabana Shirt
Tombolo Company has partnered with Le French Diner in NYC to create the perfect cabana shirt for men. The shirt features a relaxed, broad, lay-flat collar, red, white, and blue piping, and a black contrast collar, cuffs, and pocket strips. The design was inspired by Le French Diner’s logo, and the collaboration captures the restaurant’s unique vibe.
OAS Dune Cuba Terry Shirt
If you’re looking for a shirt that’s both stylish and practical look no further than the OAS Dune Cuba Terry Shirt. Made from 100% heavyweight jacquard-woven cotton, this short-sleeve shirt doubles as a towel, making it the perfect choice for beach days or poolside lounging. With its laid back button down design, open camp collar, and resort-ready style, this shirt is perfect for any man who loves the latest in style. Crafted in Portugal, the OAS Dune Cuba Terry Shirt is a must-have addition to any wardrobe.
Universal Works Hand Print Floral Camp Collar Shirt
Universal Works’ Hand Print Floral Camp Collar Shirt is perfect for lounging poolside or playing a game of beach volleyball. This classic short sleeve buttondown is made from a crisp, loose-weave cotton that’s comfortable to wear in the heat. Hand block-printed with a beautiful indigo floral pattern, the shirt features a camp collar designed to be worn open and a chest pocket for stashing your shades. Small side vents add a stylish touch to the shirt’s overall design.
Universal Works Seersucker Camp Collar Shirt
Universal Works Seersucker Camp Shirt is the perfect warm-weather shirt for the fashion-conscious man who wants to stay cool and comfortable. This short sleeve buttondown features a relaxed fit and a breezy seersucker fabric that encourages airflow, making it ideal for those hot summer days. The shirt comes with a camp collar that can be worn open and a chest pocket perfect for stashing your shades. With a side split hem, this shirt is a must-have for any summer activity.
Huckberry x OAS Marrakech Arch Short Sleeve Terry Shirt
Huckberry and OAS have teamed up to create a must-have summer shirt for those looking for style and function. The Marrakech Arch Short Sleeve Terry Shirt is made of 100% terry towel fabric, making it perfect for a day at the beach or by the pool. The oversized fit and Moroccan-inspired design make it ideal for resort-ready style. Dress it up for a dinner or wear it casually with linen trousers and sandals.
Kardo Lamar Short Sleeve Shirt
Kardo’s Lamar Short Sleeve Shirt is expertly made using Indian craftsmanship to bring a timeless menswear silhouette to a new generation. Made with fabric handwoven exclusively for Kardo by Sahil Ansari, a 19-year-old graduate of the Handloom School in Maheshwar. This casual buttondown features an intricate pattern created using the Jamdhani technique, a single chest pocket, and a casual camp collar for an easygoing look.
Kardo Chintan Short Sleeve Shirt
Kardo’s Chintan Short Sleeve Shirt is a great addition to any man’s summer wardrobe. Handloomed using traditional ikat techniques, this boxy buttondown features a retro cut and casual collar that exudes effortless style. Its unique pattern is created by using pattern-dyed yarns woven on a handloom, making each shirt truly one-of-a-kind.
Wax London Amalfi Camp Collar Short Sleeve Shirt
Wax London’s Amalfi Camp Collar Short Sleeve Shirt is a stylish and comfortable option for men who want to bring a touch of the Amalfi Coast to their wardrobe. Inspired by the classic ‘50s bowling shirts, this woven buttondown is cut from lightweight viscose fabric, making it breathable for those hot summer days. The shirt’s traditional camp collar gives it a relaxed look, perfect for casual occasions. Furthermore, the shirt uses FSC viscose sourced sustainably from wood pulp, showcasing the brand’s commitment to environmentally conscious materials.
Katin Bahama Short Sleeve Shirt
Katin’s Bahama Short Sleeve Shirt is made from a lightweight and breathable blend of cotton and linen. The retro-inspired button-down shirt features a custom vertical double-palm print, giving it a unique touch that sets it apart from other summer shirts. The shirt’s relaxed aloha fit keeps you comfortable while you enjoy the outdoors. The clean-finished interior adds to the overall polished look of the shirt.
Katin Mai Tai Shirt
Looking for a stylish and comfortable summer shirt? Check out the Katin Mai Tai Shirt, perfect for casual outings and inspired by the laid-back California lifestyle. Made from a lightweight blend of cotton and viscose, this retro-inspired short sleeve button-down is perfect for enjoying Pacificos and fish tacos after a long day in the sun. The all-over palm print will transport you to a tropical paradise, while the chest pocket is ideal for storing your sunglasses and other small EDC items.
Faherty Brand Playa Short Sleeve Shirt
Faherty Brand’s Playa Short Sleeve Shirt is the ultimate summer staple for any stylish man’s wardrobe. Made with a lightweight and breathable organic cotton fabric, the shirt boasts added stretch for maximum comfort. Its button-down collar stays in place and its curved shirt-tail hem adds a touch of sophistication whether worn tucked or untucked. The double pleated back and single patch pocket give the shirt a tailored look, while four-hole coconut buttons finish off the design.
Wax London Leno Camp Collar Short Sleeve Shirt
For those who love Italian style and a relaxed look, the Leno Camp Collar Short Sleeve Shirt is for you. Made from lightweight and breathable cotton, the shirt features a unique geometric pattern that adds a touch of texture to the fabric. The traditional camp collar adds to the laidback vibe of this buttondown, which is inspired by vintage ‘50s bowling shirts. The shirt is finished off with natural corozo nut buttons, making it a stylish and sustainable choice.