Not Just for Drunk Uncles and Ex Manila Mayors: The Aloha Shirt Is Back
The tropical shirt is a summer staple, often detailed with brightly colored palm trees and hibiscus flowers. While many drunk uncles, occasional mayors, and ill-dressed tourists wear similar prints without much sartorial whimsy, don't let their cargo shorts and water shoes scare you. They're cool and thanks to the country's tropical climate, they're stylish and in-theme all year 'round.
Look for fresh prints and lightweight fabrics to make it feel modern. Balance the bold look by keeping the rest of your outfit tame (think: chino shorts and espadrilles). Here are 12 of the coolest ones.
Saint Laurent Camp Collar Printed Voile Shirt
Saint Laurent's palm tree and retro car print is everything you need in a summer shirt.
Gitman Vintage Camp Collar Printed Cotton Poplin Shirt
Gitman's tropical shirt is made with cotton poplin that lets your sweat air out.
Stussy Cactus Print Cotton Shirt
This is the laid-back way of getting beachy—a black shirt and bright pink detailing.
Prada Camp Collar Printed Matte Satin Shirt
This shirt screams summer so you don't have to.
Beams Aloha Camp Collar Pineapple Print Voile Shirt
Hell yes, to this pineapple print.
Allsaints Pipeline Short Sleeve Shirt
Camp collars are summer's best shirt. This Allsaints one looks cool layered over a tee shirt or on its own.
Thorsun Mexican Hawaiian
Thorsun's purple detailing makes the shirt stand out, but it's still easy to pair with dark denim or your favorite shorts.
Valentino Tropical Print Cotton Shirt
It's like your dad's bowling shirt, except cool and Valentino.
Vince Cabana Tropical Print Short Sleeve Shirt
If the look you're going for is "tropical but tough," this olive and black Vince print is for you.
Polo Ralph Lauren Short Sleeve Oxford
The short sleeve oxford is a preppier fit on the shirt than, say, a camp collar. Wear it with chinos.
Natural Selection Agra Tropic Shirt
A tonal tropical print is a muted way to wear the print.
Freeman's Sporting Club Printed Cotton Poplin Shirt
Layer this long sleeve version under a black blazer or leather jacket to balance the busy print.
This story originally appeared on Esquire.com.
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