An easy-breezy spread collar shirt, cut from a Japanese linen in a vivid, summery shade – what could be better for the warm weather?
A good summer shirt should be many things. You want something with a relaxed, lived-in feel to provide the right amount of comfort on those hotter days, but still with an air of refinement: louche, not scruffy. It should have a silhouette with a little bit of volume, so that you don’t feel constrained, but not so much that it becomes blousy. A simple collar is good, one that does away with any buttons or extraneous elements. And an airy fabric is key: linen really is hard to beat here.
Colour should also be considered. While it’s true that most men tend to eschew colour when it comes to their winter wardrobes, this relaxes somewhat with the arrival of summer, when brighter tones feel like a better fit.