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The Best Pattern Shirts of Summer (And How to Wear Them)

From Levi’s Vintage Clothing, Battenwear, Outerknown and more.


This summer, break away from traditional solid and striped shirts and invest in a patterned option. Some may consider different patterns harder to wear, but really they’re no different than what’s already in your closet. The pattern is your visual texture, so just keep the rest of your outfit toned down. Below are the summer’s best patterned shirts, and some inspiration for how to wear them.

Levi’s Vintage Clothing 1940s Hawaiian Shirt


This open collar shirt has a design inspired by mid-century surf culture blossoming in Hawaii. Cut from smooth viscose fabric, the shirt features two chest flap pockets and is made in Romania. Balance the bold colorway with some worn denim for a more casual look.

Buy Now: $195

Jim Selvedge Denim Jeans by Jean Shop $195

Watch Shoe by Maine Mountain Moccasin $299

Folk Camp-Collar Shirt


The uneven circles give this shirt a more laid-back vibe and the black-and-white colorway makes it easy to pair with a range of other garments. A pair of linen trousers will continue the looser silhouette without seeming sloppy.

Buy Now: $160

Troy Drawstring Trousers by Hartford $200

Slipper Cigar Waxed Deerskin by Viberg $510

Battenwear Zuma Shirt


This roomy shirt is cut from cotton Ikat fabric and features a cross-collar loop for the top button. While the pattern and colors are vivid, this is still an easy-wearing option. Pair with some faded drawstring pants for a breezy look fitting for both a beach weekend or a barbecue with friends.

Buy Now: $190


Verano Beach Pant by Outerknown $98

Arizona Sandals by Birkenstock $135

Outerknown BBQ Shirt


This camp-collar shirt is cut from an organic cotton-hemp blend and features an ’80s inspired print on an olive background. The design includes a single pocket, natural corozo buttons and a boxy fit. Balance out the dark colors of the shirt with shorts in a traditional khaki colorway.

Buy Now: $75

Hudson Tab front Chino Short by Todd Snyder $128

Ipanema Woven Slippers by Hudson London $150

Todd Snyder Short Sleeve Liberty Print Floral Shirt


Cut from lightweight cotton, this camp-collar shirt features a chest pocket, straight hem and slim fit. The gray floral print balances the warm base colorway, so air on the side of the print color when pairing a bottom with this shirt — keep it dark to let the shirt shine on its own.

Buy Now: $158

Walk Shorts by Mollusk $72

1970s Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakers by Converse $85

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