You Don’t Have to Be on Vacation to Rock These 14 Awesomely Tropical Shirts

Get the party started with summer’s best loud-and-proud button-downs.


It’s 2017, and suddenly nothing makes sense anymore: O.J. Simpson is out of prison, boy band members are starring in WWII movies, and the new Ken doll has a damn man bun. 

Now, Hawaiian shirts—once scorned as what suburban dads might wear on vacation to Disney World—are suddenly cool as hell and enjoying a bonafide resurgence. As they say the shorter the sleeves, the louder the print–and the bigger the splash you’ll make.

The revived tropical shirt trend was initially spurred by–who else?–hipsters. Their indefatigable search for cost-efficient and purposefully kitschy clothing led them to rediscover the classic vacation shirt and its breezy, nonchalant charms. 

But these loud-and-proud beauties have since been embraced by all manner of legit fashion brands, including top-shelf names like Ralph Lauren and Ted Baker, as well as bro-centric up-and-comers like Kenny Flowers (Yes, that’s definitely a reference to Eastbound & Down hero Kenny Powers). 

Above, check out our slideshow of the 14 best tropical print shirts to cop this summer.