With Summer just around the corner here in London. We pick apart our favourite short sleeve shirts.
If you're anything like us here at Number Six, you've no doubt been eagerly anticipating the first light of Summer. Not only does it make the daily hustle that bit more enjoyable, but it's the season for experimenting with your wardrobe. Bright colours and vibrant patterns are somewhat out of place & wasted on a grey and rainy day. However, now we've got a little light in our lives, we're going full throttle while we can.Here are just 5 of our favourite short sleeve Summer shirts. All of which are available to shop both online & in-store now!
With a passionate and meticulous method to their garment manufacturing, Portuguese Flannel pride themselves on fabric quality and longevity. The 4th generation family workforce respect traditions and use specific 'brushing' techniques to ensure the softest cotton is achieved. The Bananas Shirt is just one of their head turning SS17 creations. Each banana is embroidered onto the fabric, giving a luxurious finish to the shirt. We love the subtle yellow and white colourway, it's not too plain and not too loud. Made from a lightweight Portuguese cotton, it's perfect for hot weather spent sipping Pina Coladas! Also check out the Contente Shirt, one for the evenings, with a similar vibe.
The Kings of contemporary, UK based menswear. Universal Works focus on uncomplicated, well-designed garments. Often taking inspiration from military designs of the past, every piece is extremely well made, with a brilliant aesthetic behind it. The Road Shirt is one of UW staple shirt designs. The boxy & short fit is a nod to the smart, preppy style of the 50s. A nice Cuban collar gives the shirt a unique lift and looks great opened up over a white tee. This piece clearly has that head turning 'wow factor' thanks to the bright pattern but is also available in navy & mist. It's also worth noting you can purchase a pair of matching shorts for a full blown Summer soaked two piece!
The Made & Crafted range is Levi's latest premium collection. Taking classic designs and updating them with the latest fabrics and manufacturing techniques is what it's all about. Leaving no stone unturned and paying extra attention to detail, attributes that we certainly support! The Riviera Shirt is the optimum Summer shirt. Bright and vibrant colourway, loose, relaxed fit, dropped hem, Cuban collar, ticking all the necessary boxes in our eyes! Finished off with an all over floral print and twin chest pockets for a Havana look that all the locals would be envious of. Quality you can trust from the household label. Check out our entire Made & Crafted range for some additional gems.
Founded in 2002, Soulland paved their path by producing humble printed tees. Nowadays, the brand has a more forward thinking approach to their designs. Always in keeping with the Scandinavian vibe, but experimenting with unique materials and contemporary cuts. Never is that ethos more present than with their SS17 Juice Shirt. The print is, of course, the most stand out aspect of this piece. It's as loud as you might like, but the colours compliment each other so well, that the end product looks effortlessly clean and cool. The fabric has a crisp structure to it, reminiscent of a traditional work shirt. As we're seeing with many of this season's short sleeve shirts, the Cuban/revere collar is once again enjoying its day in the sun, and we're thankful for that...Now take a look at the Logan Shirt & Meng Jacket. Both of which emphasise Soullands experimental fabrication.
Last up on our Top 5 short sleeve shirts, it's the turn of London lad Oliver Spencer. We couldn't compile a top 5 without including this label. All of Oliver Spencers designs are catered for looking smart and feeling comfortable. Of course, the quality of each garment is never an afterthought and distinctive materials are ever present. For example, this Jersey Hawaiian Shirt is cut from a super-soft, jersey fabric of the brands own creation. It feels like a premium T-shirt, in shirt form. Testimony to the brands aim of creating comfort and style in one piece. Chuck this one on with a pair of smart trousers and some Wayfarers and you're set up for a promising evening. If you are feeling this fabric, consider looking into the Conduit Tee, same fabrication in a slim fit tee.