Summer Shirts

What to buy at the peak of Summer

Words by Billy George
Photos by Arch Drakos

It's the peak of Summer in Melbourne, and though I don't really wear shorts, I'm a huge proprietor of a well fitting shirt. Summer to me is about simplicity; you can't layer up, it's too damn hot for that.

Your favourite pair of jeans, some slippers and a light shirt? Perfection. Well, let us not forget a pair of sunglasses. It's the cherry on top! 

So what do I look for in a summer shirt? I have a few little tips I'll share with you all. 

  1. It must be light! When you feel it and weigh it in your hand, it shouldn't feel bulky. It should have a nice light touch to it. 
  2. Colour. I usually go for the light side of things. White, light blues, tans. That sort of thing. I generally stick away form the dark tones. It's summer after all, you gotta shine as bright as the sun!
  3. Construction. You must be able to roll up your sleeves and when you have it unbuttoned a little further down than you normally would, it should hold its shape. 
  4. Collar. I usually go for a straight up 'Spread' or 'Cutaway' collar. The shirt I'm wearing is the 'Abbreviated Spread', which is a modern & sporty take on the traditional collar. 
  5. Patterns. Keep it simple, don't over do it with a million different checks and bold colours. 

What I Wore:

Country Road Shirt
G-Star Jeans
Hush Puppies Loafer
Rayban Sunglasses
Triwa Watch