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The Best Casual Shirts

Remember when casual Fridays was a thing? Thankfully, if you’re like us and default to a T-shirt and shorts at the first opportunity, casual is acceptable every day of the week – so a man’s wardrobe should be fit to bursting with long-sleeved casual shirts. It puts the casual in smart casual (or vice versa, check out the chambray shirt from Whistles for a pick on the smart end of the casual continuum) and can be used to dress down a suit.

We’ve picked out our 13 favourites from this season’s collections in block colours, as well as checks and plaids that don’t need to be paired with a beard and artisanal coffee. Prices range from £25 from high-street staple Burtons, to £115 by French label APC, with plenty more around the £50 mark. Once you’ve made your pick, complete a new outfit by teaming it with a pair of selvedge jeans, a blazer and sweater.


Jigsaw two-pocket shirt

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£79, buy on jigsaw-online.com (opens in new tab)


Aigle Duford midnight button-down shirt

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£65, buy on aigle.com (opens in new tab)


APC Saturday blue check shirt

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£115, buy on apc.fr (opens in new tab)


El Ganso button-down shirt

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£55, elganso.com (opens in new tab)


Criminal Russel Buffalo red check shirt

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£45, buy on houseoffraser.com (opens in new tab)


SuperDry red Grindlesawn shirt

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£44.99, buy on superdry.com (opens in new tab)


Whistles chambray shirt

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£85, buy on whistles.com (opens in new tab)


Element Harris button-down shirt

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£45, buy on elementbrand.com (opens in new tab)


Finisterre Mawgan blue check casual shirt

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£75, buy on finisterre.com (opens in new tab)

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Burton red long sleeve button-down shirt

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£25, burtons.com (opens in new tab)


Duck and Cover Huffman petrol check shirt

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£55, buy on duckandcover.com (opens in new tab)


Norse Projects blue Oswald check shirt

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£106, buy on menlook.com (opens in new tab)


Suit Pontius light blue denim shirt

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£60, buy on urbanoutfitters.com (opens in new tab)

Gary Kingsnorth was the fashion editor for Coach as well as Men’s Fitness.