Have you been counting down the days to the official start of summer and using my ongoing See Now, Buy Now series to stock up on essentials like the best summer shirts for men? If you answered yes, you’re in good company, and as ever, Buck Mason is here to save the day with the new Buck Mason Cotton-Linen Camp Collar Shirt. It checks all the right boxes, and then some, and then some more, as far as your search for one of the best lightweight shirts for men is concerned. The kicker here is that it retails for $95 at Buck Mason, a steal when you consider the quality and great looks you’re getting.
That’s great news for you and me both, as we join the crowds heading to the park, the beach or the brewery — or all three — this summer. And if you want a casual, cool shirt to wear back to the office (perhaps an office with a summer-friendly dress code), then this camp collar shirt is a perfect alternative to the more traditional polo. With style points aplenty and breezy fabric top of mind, Buck Mason has made one of the best short-sleeve shirts, right in line with its focus on producing the best T-shirts, the best summer shorts and much more. Why a camp collar shirt, exactly? I’m glad you asked, my friends.
A camp collar shirt is a retro style that’s come back into vogue in recent years, from the runways to your closet now. It was the kind of easygoing shirt you’d see dads of the ’50s and ’60s wear on more casual outings (a la camping trips!), designed to replace dress shirts. It helps that the Buck Mason take on one of the best lightweight shirts for men is breezy and laidback, yet well-fitted and not baggy. Oh, and the fabric is another major bonus as you search for additions to your rotation of the best summer shirts for men. A 55 percent linen and 45 percent cotton blend gives the Buck Mason Cotton-Linen Camp Collar Shirt structure and yet breathability. Small touches like horizontal, rather than vertical, button holes, offer you greater range of movement, too.
Wear the Buck Mason Cotton-Linen Camp Collar Shirt unbuttoned atop a crisp white T-shirt, like your dad or grandfather might have done, or else button it up and team it with Buck Mason Deck Shorts on the weekends. When the work week rolls around, you can also team it with classic Buck Mason chinos to head to the office in breezy fashion. Plus, three colorways — including Ocean Breeze shown above — make it easy to find a favorite, as does the $95 price tag. Your new favorite summer shirt is up for grabs, folks.