Making a sound shirt investment for the season ahead will be the key to your most talked about of ’fits this year. But with SS19 designs spanning from demure to completely in-your-face, knowing which shirt will button up best is no task for the amateur shopper. As such, we’ve enstated the big guns of the luxury fashion buying industry to share some of their favorites for SS19.

While low-key and classically stylish suggestions come from the likes of Jil Sander, COMME des GARÇONS, and Jacquemus, so-called vacation shirts show no sign of going anywhere this year if the likes of Amiri and Richard Quinn have anything to do with it. And as for the cut, there are no rules – with everything from boxy to flowing; long-sleeved to retro bowling shirts making the selection.

Check out all the SS19 shirts that have caught the fashion industry’s eye having hit retailers, as told by buyers at Farfetch, TRÈS BIEN, END., and more.

“Edward Crutchley is known for his killer fabric and prints and this shirt is no exception. Fresh off the Dior hype, Crutchley’s dog shirt is an instant classic.”

Lee Goldup, menswear buyer at Browns Fashion

“Jil Sander has been re-energized by Luke Meier, a former designer for Supreme. This oversized shirt is a case in point.”

Robert Nowill, global content and style editor at Farfetch

“Richard Quinn was the recipient of the first Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design, awarded by Queen Elizabeth II herself to him last year! This season he has made the perfect Hawaiian print shirt – classic, bold and kitch for your summer holiday.”

Buying team at MACHINE-A

“Vacation shirts are still going to be massive for the upcoming season and, in my opinion, the bolder the better! This silk screamer from Los Angeles’ Amiri ticks so many boxes — it’s one of the shirts of the season.”

Buying team at END.

“Not your average polo. This beige shirt by Heron Preston is a good neutral made interesting by its pops of color, seen on the collar and patch.”

Buying team at Italist

“This shirt by Sies Marjan exemplifies the trend for all things leather as seen in all of the fashion capitals this season. The olive green color and buttoned chest pockets evoke a military sensibility that I’m really into.”

Damien Paul, head of menswear at MATCHESFASHION

“The pattern on this Maison Margiella shirt reminds me of the good old ’70s. It was love at first sight.”

Thibaud Guyonnet, buyer at Voo Store

Nature-inspired colors and bold floral motifs… I loved Jacquemus’ first collection for men! I love this piece’s open spread collar as a relaxed alternative to button-downs – a high style choice for summer.

Lisa Wuerzinger, buyer at

“COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT has a classic season-less group of styles called “SHIRT Forever” which they always offer. The classic broadcloth stripe CDG Shirt has been a staple at Tres Bien for many years, and now they’re offering it in a slick and lightweight cupro, which is a great update. ”

Jesse Hudnutt, buyer at TRÈS BIEN

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