A few years back, when Hawaiian shirts first vaulted back into style, it seemed like every designer in menswear was locked in an arms race to make the battiest button-up yet—doused in unhinged florals, hallucinatory landscapes, and migraine-inducing patterns. Thankfully, in 2021, we’ve arrived at a somewhat more sober shirting moment: your favorite vacation shirt’s breezy camp collar and relaxed fit are sticking around for the summer, but in a far cleaner, simpler, easier-to-wear form. Here are five bang-on options that exemplify the restraint we’re after right now—solid colors, breathable fabrics—all but one of which clocks in well under $100. Wear ’em with trunks and slides by the pool, or try one tucked in with a cotton suit—collar out!—at a late summer wedding.
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