As a cool and unpredictable Spring has been briskly followed by a sheepish Summer that doesn’t quite know if it’s here yet, one thing is for certain,  the warm weather finally looks set to stay. You’ll therefore require a shirt that will act both functional (keeping you cool and comfortable) as well as stylish (good fit with timeless appeal).

The following selection of quality shirts ticks both boxes and more. Whether it’s for work or a holiday, stay true to the mantra that quality will serve you well. Shirts made with linen or lightweight poplin will offer you the comfort you demand from a summer shirt. These shirts can be worn casually or in more formal situations, but the over-riding factor is that they are perfect for upholding a well-put together outfit without getting hot and bothered.


Blue and white striped poplin shirt, £125 by Eton Shirts


Mid blue Zephir linen shirt, £145 by Emmett London


Contemporary fit navy linen shirt, £165 by Richard James