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Editor’s Picks: The Printed Shirts You Need This Summer

Dressing for the summer months really needn’t be complicated: shorts, slides, shades and some crisp T-shirts accompanied by an ice-cold beverage should do the trick. In recent seasons, however, the printed shirt has established itself as a warm-weather staple, with menswear getting increasingly adventurous with its print offering. Once a polyester graveyard of overzealous Hawaiian numbers, the printed shirt has been revamped by designers in summer-ready luxe fabrics and modern cuts—arguably reaching its apex this summer. Without further ado, we offer our selection of the best new printed shirts you should consider packing for your summer holidays.

  1. Maison Margiela Men's Printed Muslin Short Sleeve Shirt - Red Print
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    Maison Margiela Men's Printed Muslin Short Sleeve Shirt - Red Print

    The printed shirt is reimagined in the image of the master of deconstruction, Maison Martin Margiela, in this medallion print number. Constructed from a lightweight muslin fabric, the shirt features a precise, modern cut with slightly longer sleeves and a side slit hemline for a cool, breezy fit.

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  2. OAMC Men's Pulse Stripe Short Sleeve Shirt - Light Blue Rayure
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    OAMC Men's Pulse Stripe Short Sleeve Shirt - Light Blue Rayure

    Embodying OAMC‘s technical and contemporary approach to menswear, the Pulse shirt is made from a cool poplin weave with a bold striped look. As ever with OAMC, the devil is in the detail and the shirt features distinct French seams, a sharp pointed collar, and a modern cut with oversized short sleeves featuring an inserted panel.

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  3. Wooyoungmi Men's Paisley Print 50s Collar Short Sleeve Shirt - Navy
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    Wooyoungmi Men's Paisley Print 50s Collar Short Sleeve Shirt - Navy

    One of the most progressive menswear brands to emerge from Asia in recent years, Wooyoungmi helped establish Seoul Fashion Week as a key date in the industry and has built a cult following for its futuristic, architectually-influence apparel. The brand’s summer take on the classic Paisley shirt is crafted from a luxurious silk-cotton blend and features tonal twisted cord trims throughout, a box pleat to the back and a vintage gold-tone hardware logo.

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  4. Dsquared2 Men's Ibisco Printed Viscose Short Sleeve Shirt - Blue/White Flower
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    Dsquared2 Men's Ibisco Printed Viscose Short Sleeve Shirt - Blue/White Flower

    Crafted with a lightweight, fluid material, the structure of DSquared2’s Ibisco shirt features a bowling shirt collar, a central buttoned placket and short sleeves. Decorated all over in a blue and white floral print, the design is completed with engraved metallic collar tips.

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  5. Folk Men's Gabe Shirt - Indigo Check
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    Folk Men's Gabe Shirt - Indigo Check

    Crafted from quality cotton, the Folk Gabe short sleeve shirt is cut with a regular fit and features an all-over geometric check pattern. Detailed with a spread collar, a tonal button front placket and a straight, vented hem. The brand’s signature logo tag is stitched at the side seam.

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  6. Lemaire Men's Convertible Collar Short Sleeve Shirt - Multi
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    Lemaire Men's Convertible Collar Short Sleeve Shirt - Multi

    Crafted from a lightweight viscose fabric woven in Italy, Lemaire,’s take on the military shirt is cut with modern boxy volume and features a convertible collar for switching between a classic collar or ’50s inspired camp collar.

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  7. McQ Alexander McQueen Men's Billy Floral Print Shirt - Darkest Black
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    McQ Alexander McQueen Men's Billy Floral Print Shirt - Darkest Black

    Conceived as the younger, rebellious ready-to-wear line of the Alexander McQueen house, McQ pays homage to Britain’s diverse style heritage. This season the brand offers a darker interpretation to the bright florals typically associated with a summer shirt, crafted from light viscose and featuring a classic collar and a modern slim fit.

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  8. AMI Men's Patterned Short Sleeve Shirt - Blue
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    AMI Men's Patterned Short Sleeve Shirt - Blue

    AMI Paris showcased a vibrant palette for SS18 and turned up the dial with bright florals on this season’s printed shirts. This one has been made in the EU with a breathable viscose fabric and features a camp collar and short subtle side slits.

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  9. YMC Men's Palm Print Malick Short Sleeve Shirt - Pink
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    YMC Men's Palm Print Malick Short Sleeve Shirt - Pink

    Soft pinks should be your go-to this summer, and the Malick shirt from YMC is ramped up with an all-over palm pink pattern ideal for your summer vacation. Made from a cooling linen blend that has been washed for a more comfortable fit, the shirt also features a camp collar and a tonal pocket to the chest.

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Sarah Atkinson

Sarah Atkinson

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