Light the Tiki torches and pull out your credit card because it’s tropical shirt time! Summer is one of the very few seasons where you can get away with wearing these brightly coloured and loud printed tops without looking like Ace Ventura’s partner in crime. When paired with neutral colours, like black pants, and leather loafers any guy can pull off the Hawaiian shirt look with ease. Check out 10 of our favourite tropical shirt picks below.
Comme des Garçons creates eye popping contrast with this stripe and floral print shirt. Fashioned from cotton, it features thin blue pinstripes on the front and Mickey Mouse and floral prints on the sleeves and back for a colourful and whimsical look.
2. Dsquared2 Printed Shirt, $862.58
For men whose tastes lean towards retro-inspired fashions, Dsquared2’s tropical shirt is a throw-back to the 60s. Made from cotton, the classic cut, asymmetrical colour blocking and floral design strikes a balance between old and new school style.
3. Forever 21 Mr. Aloha Shirt, $23.80
The more palm trees the better! For less than $30, Forever 21’s Mr. Aloha shirt can be yours without breaking the bank. It’s made from lightweight cotton and designed in a classic fit that can be dressed up or down for any occasion; wear with dark wash jeans for a casual look or light grey trousers to dress it up.
4. Forever 21 Waterfowl Cotton Shirt, $23.80
They say “The early bird gets the worm,” so add this bird-tastic shirt to your online shopping cart and charge it. Winged creatures such as hawks, ducks and cranes are featured on this short sleeve number and would look great with a pair of khakis or dark jeans.
5. Gap Lived-In Wash Tropical Print Shirt, $49.95
The 1980s was a golden era of TV and Tom Seleck was one of the few men who could pull off wearing a tropical shirt while busting the bad guys and still look cool. Revisit the days of Magnum P.I. by donning this black tropical shirt by Gap; it’s pre-washed to give you a comfortable worn-in feeling and the modern fit will keep you looking fresh to death.
6. KENZO ‘Pacific Waves’ Shirt, $341.51
Fashion label Kenzo knows how to make gnarly waves with its Pacific Waves shirt. Featuring a classic collar, chest pocket and short sleeves this Japanese inspired print will spark your interest to travel to the Land of the Rising Sun for your next vacation.
7. Marc by Marc Jacobs Laguna Floral Shirt, $188 USD
What would happen if you combine neon colours, 60s style and flowers? You get this psychedelic shirt by Marc by Marc Jacobs.
8. Selected Shirt Palm Tree Print Shirt, $75.30
Sunset dreams and palms trees – oh yes, this shirt by Selected brings back memories of your favourite beach vacation. The picturesque print captures the beauty of a Caribbean sunset and its short sleeves will keep you cool when the humid index goes through the roof.
9. Scotch & Soda Hawaii Shirt, $105
Amsterdam-based fashion brand Scotch & Soda is serving up a big juicy piece of pineapple; actually, make that a whole one! Their Hawaii Shirt will put you in a tropical mood with its all-over print. Wear with black jeans and loafers, sans socks, for an easy going city look.
10. Zara Floral Print Shirt, $59.90
If Canada were to make the Turks and Caicos Islands the country’s eleventh province then you’ll be able to wear this floral print shirt all year long.