2016 saw the long awaited return of the Cuban collared shirt and it has, thankfully, managed to survive to this day. Seeing as summer is very quietly knocking at the door, I felt it right to give it a moment in the sun.
It has remained in men’s wardrobes as the ultimate summer piece since then and its easy to see why. Easy and breezy, this relaxed, short-sleeved classic works just as well with a bold seasonal pattern as it does in a neutral shade. Worn easily with shorts, chinos, jeans or even as part of a summer suit if you’re trendy enough, the trusty Cuban shirt can always be relied on for any spring or summer activity in your social calendar.
Folk – Camp-Collar Printed Cotton Shirt – £135
There’s a distinct retro feel to Folk’s shirt. It’s tailored from cotton and designed with an optical print. The straight hem and soft collar add to the relaxed silhouette.
Orlebar Brown – Howell Camp-Collar Cotton-Blend Terry Jacquard Shirt – £225
If you’re in need of some colourful items for your holiday wardrobe this year, consider this offering from Orlebar Brown. This ‘Howell’ shirt is made from cotton-blend Terry that’s jacquard-woven in an Art-Deco inspired geometric motif.
Beams Plus – Camp-Collar Printed Linen Shirt – £150
Beams Plus are known for its masterful take on classic American menswear and this linen shirt is no exception. Printed with small squares of paisley, making it a more subdued alternative to the full bandana style.
H&M – Regular Fit Terry Resort Shirt – £17.99
H&M always deliver, this short sleeved shirt cut from soft Terry is an ideal accompaniment to any casual outfit. Slightly longer at the back with a gentle taper at the waist to create a comfortable yet tailored look.
Written by Tom Loughran