Best Hawaiian Shirts For Men

The 15 Best Hawaiian Shirts For Men

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The days of the Hawaiian shirt being a style afterthought, a piece that you only throw on when lounging at a friend’s pool party … well, those days are long gone. Hawaiian shirts combine laidback ease and classic patterns and colors with the right type of styling details for 2018. Which is to say, the fits have been updated, the design touches have been dialed in, and the range of brands making a stylish men’s camp shirt has grown exponentially since the days when your dad wore one routinely.

The best Hawaiian shirts simply just work with everything from light wash denim to slim rolled chinos — footwear that leans classic and casual also works wonders here. Try one with canvas sneakers, leather loafers, or even suede chukkas. Feel like throwing on a lightweight navy blazer and grey chinos? These Hawaiian shirts can work with that combo, too. And for day after day of laidback relaxation at an outdoor patio or your favorite brewery, they just get the job done — even off the clock. You’ll be blown away by how stylish the Hawaiian shirt can be — trust us. Here are the 15 best.

Faherty Brand Rayon Hawaiian Shirt

Faherty Brand Rayon Hawaiian Shirt

Faherty Brand has made a name for itself with uniquely stylish, classic pieces that embody California cool. It only makes sense, then, that they’d make a heck of a unique Hawaiian shirt. The rayon fabric gets things right from the jump — it’s exactly the kind of lightweight design detail that’s going to help you stay cool and relaxed this summer. While it’s an investment at $158, Faherty makes products of great quality that check all the boxes in terms of easygoing summer style. Wear this one with grey linen trousers and leather loafers, my friends. – Buy It

Rowdy Gentleman National Anthem Hawaiian Shirt

Rowdy Gentleman National Anthem Hawaiian Shirt

Feeling particularly patriotic or festive this season? The National Anthem Hawaiian Shirt is an easy style move for you, in that case. It’s a highly affordable steal at under $30, and it’s a bold piece that’ll work particularly well on the Fourth of July — to say the least. Wear it with dark denim or grey chinos to let this classic print shine through. An updated, modern fit also gets the job done in terms of styling this authentically patriotic shirt; one thing’s for sure, no one else at your BBQ has a shirt like this, to say the very least. – Buy It

Bonobos Riviera Short Sleeve Print Shirts

Bonobos Riviera Short Sleeve Print Shirts

Bonobos does a nice job at combining an irreverent touch with the type of style essentials that you didn’t know you needed. Case in point: This blue printed shirt featuring … yes, bananas. It’s fun, it’s slim-fitting and you can style it exactly as you would a classic tee (try it with khaki chinos and white canvas sneakers). It might not be the first shirt you reach for to wear to the office on a casual Friday, but it should assuredly be the shirt you reach for to wear to a backyard BBQ or a night of patio drinking on the town. It’s casual, cool and confident — exactly how you’ll feel when wearing it this summer. – Buy It

Levi's Hawaiian Camp Shirt

Levi’s Hawaiian Camp Shirt

Didn’t think Levi’s could make a Hawaiian shirt? Think again, because this vintage-style camp shirt is an unexpected styling move from a brand that makes your favorite pair of slim, classic denim. We’d suggest you wear it with any and all Levi’s gear in your closet, including a light wash denim jacket on breezy summer nights. It’s bold and eye-catching, but able to pair with more dialed-down style essentials (again, we love a Hawaiian shirt with khaki chinos and white canvas sneakers). And if you feel like wearing it with black Levi’s jeans and white high-tops for a bit of an edgy look? Go for it. – Buy It

Penfield Mahoney Hawaiian Shirt

Penfield Mahoney Hawaiian Shirt

Not quite feeling a bold Hawaiian print shirt as of yet? Stick with something a little more grounded, like this navy Hawaiian shirt. It’s bold enough for a BBQ or the bar, yet slightly more refined. Feel free to wear it with a khaki suit and leather loafers for bold, summer-ready style. It’s a Hawaiian shirt that works at the office or at your favorite bar with ease. The midweight cotton also layers up under a denim jacket or beneath a light summer jacket on breezy days — that’s versatility you can’t really top. – Buy It

J.Crew Slim Fit Island Print Shirt

J.Crew Slim Fit Island Print Shirt

Masters of your favorite dressed-up basics — from the always-classic chambray shirt to the essential slim jeans you wear every day — J. Crew is offering up an affordably priced take on the Hawaiian shirt this season. This all-over print is nicely grounded thanks to the bright blue color, making it cool and classic when styled with pieces like dark tan five-pocket pants and brown leather dress shoes (yes, we’re recommending you try it at the office). And for happy hour after? Just throw on a dark denim jacket and hit the town. – Buy It

Hurley Toucan Shirt

Hurley Toucan Shirt

Inject some whimsical style into your summer wardrobe with a bold toucan print — yes, it can be pulled off when worn the right way and with the right pieces. The cotton fabric is lightweight and easygoing, all the better to pair up with rolled light wash denim and espadrilles. And the array of colors makes for appropriately bright summer style. Coming from a classic brand like Hurley, it’s exactly the right kind of shirt to throw on for drinks following an afternoon of surfing — throw it in your bag and go the next time you head to the beach. – Buy It

Tommy Bahama Camp Colada Camp Shirt

Tommy Bahama Camp Colada Camp Shirt

It’s likely when you think of a Hawaiian shirt that you think of a brand like Tommy Bahama — classic, straightforward and practically made for wearing with light grey chinos and leather moccasins to sip on cocktails by the pool or beach. The Camp Colada Camp Shirt is made from premium silk, all the better for style that’s a cut above the rest. You get the casual look and feel you need this summer, but with none of the stuffy style that comes with it. There’s no better way to go for an evening on the town than a premium Hawaiian shirt — we think so, at least. – Buy It

Chubbies The Dude Where's Macaw Shirt

Chubbies The Dude Where’s Macaw Shirt

While perhaps best known for their stylish (if thigh-baring) shorts, Chubbies also makes a nicely tailored Hawaiian shirt for nearly all your casual style scenarios this summer. Better yet? This particular number is made with polyester, cotton and spandex for a heck of a lot of comfort and stretch. In short, it’s the perfect pairing with slim khaki shorts and indigo sneakers for Saturday (or Sunday) brunch. And if you feel like wearing it to the pool atop tailored swim trunks? Go for it — it’s worth the investment, and then some. – Buy It

Patagonia Men's Pataloha Shirt

Patagonia Men’s Pataloha Shirt

If you haven’t been paying attention to the menswear world — a tricky and fast-moving endeavor in the best of times — it might seem surprising that Patagonia is now making gear that stylish guys everywhere can appreciate. That’s right — this classic outdoors brand now deserves a spot in your wardrobe this season. The Pataloha Shirt is a timeless brand staple that’s exactly what you need right now. Made from organic cotton to wear light and easy, this breezy shirt is perfect for outdoor lounging and patio drinks aplenty. – Buy It

Polo Ralph Lauren Classic Fit Hawaiian Shirt

Polo Ralph Lauren Classic Fit Hawaiian Shirt

Sometimes, the best brands to go to for classic style are the ones that you’ve looked up to for years — take Polo Ralph Lauren, for instance. The brand’s Classic Fit Hawaiian Shirt makes sense for all kinds of laidback summer style scenarios. We think it’d look great with slim white jeans and brown suede Oxfords for a seriously sharp night out. And it’s even the type of short-sleeve shirt you can layer under a navy blazer — it’s a surprisingly dressy staple that keeps you warm and looking great, to say the least. – Buy It

Faherty Brand SS Coast Shirt

Faherty Brand SS Coast Shirt

The best way to step out in style for a summer party? A short-sleeve Hawaiian shirt (again from Faherty Brand) that’s decidedly modern and seriously cool. The white poppy print is unlike anything else on the market, and the 100 percent cotton construction — always sourced sustainably — is a responsible style move that you can feel good about wearing. Natural coconut buttons really drive home the unique style of this Hawaiian shirt — it’s a decidedly easy inclusion on our list of the best Hawaiian shirts, wouldn’t you agree? – Buy It

Vintage Light Ground Hawaiian Shirt

Vintage Light Ground Hawaiian Shirt

Don’t feel like splurging on a Hawaiian shirt to wear to your next cookout? As with most other options on our list, the Vintage Light Ground Hawaiian Shirt nails the tricky balance between style and affordability. It’s made with rayon and it’s a unique vintage find for extra authenticity, Crucially, the palm tree print stands out stylishly while refraining from being too over the top. Pair this one up with khaki shorts and classic white canvas sneakers for all-day weekend style. Grab a six-pack of your favorite beer, and you’re all set. – Buy It

Outerknown BBQ Shirt

Outerknown BBQ Shirt

It’s fitting that Outerknown has dubbed its latest summer style essential the “BBQ Shirt,” because it’s practically made for long days manning the grill and knocking back cold ones. It’s reasonably priced at $75, and made from a blend of organic cotton and hemp for an extra dose of knockout style. Corozo buttons drive home the small design details you’ve come to expect from Outerknown, while the classic fit offers mobility, breathability and just a hint of modern style. It’s really the complete package. Now, you just need grilling supplies — and maybe a cold one, right? – Buy It

J.Crew Slim-Fit Short-Sleeve Printed Shirt

J.Crew Slim-Fit Short-Sleeve Printed Shirt

Want to lean into the Hawaiian shirt trend without breaking the bank? J. Crew Factory is going to be your best bet, my friends. Featuring a striking print and an affordable price (extremely affordable), this slim-fit Hawaiian shirt is the summer essential you didn’t know you needed. Wear it with slim chinos from the brand (with cuffs rolled, preferably) and match up the combo with a slim dress watch and white captoe sneakers for summer style that’s undeniably classic and versatile. Throw on a denim jacket or a grey coach’s jacket and hit the road (or the town). – Buy It

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