6 of the Best Short Sleeve Shirts for Summer

It goes without saying that when the temperatures begin to soar in the summer months, most men will transition from long sleeve shirts to short and, we’re pleased to report, there is certainly no shortage of options to fill your wardrobe with over the next few months. Regardless of both your budget and sense of style, you’ll find plenty of short sleeve shirts to suit every taste and we’ll definitely be looking to add a fair few to our own line up here at Coolector HQ.

Check out our pick of six of the best short sleeve shirts for men for summer below:

Mollusk Summer Shirt – $88

Stylish and laid back in equal measure, the Mollusk Summer Shirt ($88) has certainly got the making of a style staple during the summer months. This cracking piece of apparel from Mollusk boasts an incredibly soft, lightweight construction and high breathability to help keep you cool on those hot summer days. Mollusk are always blowing minds with their stylish lineup of closet essentials that purely represent beach culture and first class manufacturing quality. The Summer Shirt typifies the look most men will be chasing all summer long: cool, collected, stylish, and oh-so-relaxed. ($88)

Taylor Stitch Hawthorne Short Sleeve Shirt – $98

Perfect for rounding out your summer rotation, this awesome, custom-printed camp collar shirt from Taylor Stitch ($98) is one of our favourites here at Coolector HQ. It is lightweight and designed to be worn open, The Hawthorne Short Sleeve Shirt is an ideal companion for those days when the ice melts before the drinks are poured and the air conditioning just isn’t cutting the mustard. Like the brilliant flowers that serve as its inspiration and namesake, this shirt is sure to become a perennial favourite and boasts a unique design devised by Taylor Stitch’s creative director. ($98)

Battenwear Five Pocket Island Shirt – $205

With a true to size, boxy fit, the Battenwear Five Pocket Island Shirt ($205) offers the ultimate in comfort and effortless cool for all your summer adventures. Boasting two waist pockets, two chest pockets and an extra small fifth pocket, this shirt is definitely one of the most functional in our list. There’s no doubt that the traditional and ultra-cool four-pocket Cuban guayabera is comfortable and convenient for easy-access storage. And the Hawaiian shirt is the height of laid back fun. The Battenwear Five-Pocket Island Shirt is the ideal combination of them both. The fifth pocket is a real stand out feature and this was added for early morning subway rides to New York’s Rockaway Beach–it’s just the right size for a metro card or emergency cash stash. ($205)

Bridge & Burn Marten Gold Frond Print Shirt – $108

Crafted from 100% cotton, the Bridge & Burn Marten Gold Frond Shirt ($108) is comfort personified for your spring and summer exploits. It’s not just for just for workdays, you can take the Marten Shirt for a spin when you’ve got big weekend plans or a vacation on the horizon. This supremely cool, men’s short sleeve button down shirt delivers enough room to breathe, so you’ll feel completely comfortable tossing a frisbee or manning the grill at a backyard BBQ. This standard straight fit shirt has a single, button-closure chest pocket to make sure your phone is secure as you hustle from one activity to the next. Tropical and fun Gold Frond fabric keeps the vacation vibes going from weekend to workweek. ($108)

Knickbocker Central Shirt – $105

Nothing else says casual and cool quite like a classic Hawaiian shirt and this excellent looking Central Shirt from Knickerbocker ($105) would be a top pick of ours here at The Coolector. With a striking, vintage print reproduced on a camp shirt silhouette, it will certainly be turning heads everywhere you go this summer. Toss in a couple cold ones and you’re good to go. Great comfort and unparalleled style (not to mention a great price) all combine to make this an essential addition to your summer wardrobe rotation. ($105)

La Paz Alegre Shirt – $152

Made in Portugal with an embroidered chest pocket, there is a tangible sense of quality to the Alegre Shirt from La Paz ($152) and it’s a great looking addition to any wardrobe line up this summer. It has a scalloped hem at side seams with gusset stitching for reinforcement, curved hemline with ~1” drop in the back and a spread collar that lays flat around the neck. La Paz are textile wizards who are taking conventional closet staples and making them all the more extraordinary with unique designs and eye-catching attention to detail. Much like the thermostat finally settling in the 70s, La Paz is adding a breath of fresh air to your wardrobe. ($152)

Leo is the owner of The Coolector and writes about the stuff he loves. And some stuff that he merely likes.