Best of The Casual Shirts

With summer seemingly about to (eventually) start after what must be the worst May on record, there’s no better time to invest in a good shirt for the warmer seasons. With holidays likely to take place towards the back end of summer, and with the Euro’s and pubs being back open, it’s surely better than ever to upgrade your shirting options. Whether it’s a long-sleeve breezy weatherproof number from Kestin, a short-sleeved aerial print via Albam or a waffle-textured overshirt from La Paz – we’ve got a whole host of summer-friendly shirting goodness.

Portuguese Flannel are the masters of shirts. They make amazing oxford shirts, flannel shirts, linen shirts, button down, camp collar – every type you can imagine. For fans of wild prints, the Amazonia SS Shirt is offered in a classic fit with classy Mother of Pearl buttons and is crafted from ridiculously soft Lyocell that’s ideal in warmer weather. For something slightly more subtle, the Flame SS Shirt in the toasted camel colourway made from a textured 100% cotton is a great option.

French brand Olow make well made clothing with an air of fun – the clothing is seriously good, but they don’t take themselves too seriously. If striped shirts are your thing, the Looping Shirt features corozo buttons, a chest pocket and is made from breathable 100% cotton.

Quintessential British label Albam make some of our favourite clothing here at Yards, and this season’s shirt offerings are some of the best yet. Taking inspiration from vintage modernist prints sourced from the archive of Liberty of London, the SS Miles Shirt is available in both a pastel and bold aerial print that is based on sky-high views from off-duty RAF pilots of the 1960s. Featuring fish-eye buttons and an easy patch pocket, these Portuguese-made shirts are seasonal highlights.

The weather is always on the back of our minds, especially in the North West. Even on those blue-skied summer days, you can’t help but be slightly concerned of a potential downpour at some point. That’s why the Kestin Granton Shirts make the feature. Inspired by vintage workshirts and crafted from a high-quality Italian fabric that’s lightweight and water-repellent, this breezy throw-over will keep the chill off on those summer-evenings once the sun’s gone hiding.

Another notable mention goes to the Portuguese-based, nautical-inspired brand La Paz who make insanely good clothes. Their Ramos Overshirt is crafted from an easy-wearing navy waffle cotton, paired with corozo buttons, it’s a great summer friendly overshirt that pairs great with relaxed-fit trousers or shorts.