How to Nail the Printed Shirt

From short sleeve shirts and slim fit, to casual and Cuban collar, summer shirting for men can feel like a bit of a minefield at times. As we move into warmer temperatures and light nights you’ll need to stock up as you spend more time outside. So to help you navigate through the best summer shirts for men, we’ve put together a guide to how to nail the printed shirt trend.

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#1 What are the best fabrics to wear during the summer?

If you’re based in the UK, you’ll know how unpredictable the weather can be. That being said when it’s warm, it’s really warm, so make sure you’re wearing a fabric that allows your skin to breathe. Opt for cotton, linen, seersucker or rayon (viscose) for the best chance of staying cool.

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#2 Cuban collar shirts

Spotted throughout Men’s Fashion Month, the Cuban collar shirt is a big hit for it’s vintage and distinctive style. Great for versatility, pair plain or printed shirts with tailoring for a fun but still professional look, or layer over a t-shirt with trainers for smart-casual style. Take a look at some of our favourite Cuban collar shirts from A.C.P, Martine Rose, Balmain and more

Man wearing printed shirt

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#3 Printed shirt trend

Cuban collar shirts are a great addition to your wardrobe as they can be taken from office to evening with ease. But for the ultimate summer look, go one step further with light and on-trend short sleeve printed shirt. Channel your inner Romeo Capulet with tropical prints or go for more vintage vibes.





Words by Emma Bowkett

Featured Image Credit – @hectorbellerin

Emma Bowkett

Emma Bowkett

Writer and expert