The 10 Best Men's shirts
From Hawaiian prints to pale pastels and florals, this season’s top shirts are light, bright and, above all, fun
Monday 27 February 2012
1. Marks & Spencer
If floral prints are too busy, then a 1960s geometric print is a welcome alternative. This would look great contrasted with bright trousers.
2. Beams Plus
You may not be familiar with this Japanese brand, but it offers a clever mix of artistry and a preppy American aesthetic. This pastel shirt boasts a Sixties button-down style.
3. Rag & Bone
Nothing says casual like a Hawaiian shirt. This print is pretty special, with high-rise beach condos and palm-tree prints, evoking balmy summer nights by the sea.
4. Christophe Lemaire
Large floral prints flourished this season, making their most striking appearance across shirts. Tone down this print by wearing it with plain jeans or chinos.
5. Raf Simons
An impeccably cut white shirt should be part of every wardrobe. This slim-fit one, from Raf Simons, is a reissue from his seminal 1995 collection. A wardrobe classic.
6. Paul Smith
Paul Smith is known for his love of exuberant prints; very of the moment. This Hawaiian shirt is in the pastels of the season, neatly nailing two trends.
7. Asos and Mario Hugo
Asos's collaboration with It's Nice That magazine showcases five artists' take on the Hawaiian shirt. French born Mario Hugo's interpretation has a slightly surreal edge.
8. Oliver Spencer
The trend for pastels can be tricky to mix with an existing wardrobe. Opt for this pale yellow, it's the easiest one to wear for spring.
Keep it casual with a short-sleeved shirt, like this one from Topman. Pull on a warm sweater and wear it now. When the sun shines, team it with navy chinos and desert boots.
10. Jonathan Saunders
Exceptionally well made, this two- tone white and azure design has an "Italian collar" – meaning the spread is wider, leaving additional room for larger tie knots.
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