As we roll through another fine Thursday here at The Style Guide, it’s high time we took stock of one of the most critical parts of your summer style rotation: The short-sleeve buttondown shirt. We’ve talked a lot in recent weeks about the best short-sleeve shirts to wear all summer, the kind of shirt that adds polish to more casual looks (Think: Stretch chino shorts and canvas sneakers) or a bit of an easygoing air to looks that are just a touch more formal (like linen trousers and leather loafers). And for my money’s worth, the Flint and Tinder Cotton Linen Shirt takes the cake and checks all the right boxes when it comes to one of the best shirts for summer.
It’s sold, of course, by the fine folks at Huckberry, who’ve nailed the right balance between classic and modern with the company’s fan favorite Flint and Tinder in-house brand. The Flint and Tinder Cotton Linen Shirt is the kind of shirt that just works and works.
In a color like crisp Navy, it’s dressy and polished enough to wear with linen trousers for a night out on the town, and in a shade like the natural Salt colorway, the Flint and Tinder Cotton Linen Shirt pairs up nicely with olive stretch chino shorts and white sneakers. It’s also the right balance of sturdy and soft (thanks to the 90 percent cotton construction), and because it’s Huckberry, the Flint and Tinder Cotton Linen Shirt is the kind of shirt you can trust to stand the test of time. Make it yours for under $80, then get ready to wear it the rest of summer.