While we’re accustomed to exchanging neutral colors for pops of print when the weather heats up, no pattern signals the change of the season quite like a good floral.
For some men, floral prints are a breeze. For others, they represent a breeding ground for fashion debacles. But worn with aplomb, they’re one of the snappiest ways to separate yourself from the rest of the pack.
Just exercise caution. If you’re going to wear a bold print — and prints in general are louder than ever these days — keep the rest of your outfit simple. No floral with plaid or stripes, for example. In fact, we argue that a simple rule of thumb is to never wear another pattern when wearing a floral one. Think you can abide that?
Below, you’ll find some of our favorite floral prints for the season. Whichever you choose, make it your go-to pop for spring.
La Paz Lotus Alegre Shirt
Made in Portugal from 100% cotton and featuring a subdued all-over lotus flower print. $125
3Sixteen Palm Short Sleeve Popover
A bold-as-they-come popover shirt with a 100% linen palm print that’ll break in beautifully with every wash and wear. $198
Katin Leaves Shirt
From the established surf label comes an easy-going sizable leaf-print shirt in a colorway just about anyone can pull off. $64
Corridor Serenity Floral
For those of you looking to up your color game, a summer blue with so many daisies they might as well be polka dots. $175
Taylor Stitch Short Sleeve Hawthorne
The SF brand looked to Japan for inspiration on this 100% organic cotton floral print. The result is a quiet pattern that gets louder as you get closer.
Penfield Callahan Shirt
A perfect fit for the beach or just a casual lounge session in the backyard, this leaf print is made better by the textured seersucker fabric.
Afield Palms Beach Shirt
A shirt that can be kept behind a glass that says “break in case of tropical vacation.” Pair it with the matching shorts for the ultimate effect. $100
Stock Mfg. Co. Daylight Floral
Floral print 101, basically, starring a leafy pattern so subtle it’s almost tonal. $88
John Elliot Poppy Bowling Shirt
Ah, the California Poppy. Beautiful, serene and perfect as a print, as demonstrated here with this relaxed number from John Elliot. $365
Engineered Garments Floral Sheeting Popover Shirt
From the casual workwear experts at Engineered Garments, an exquisite floral that wouldn’t look out of place in a renaissance still-life painting. $365
Albam Green Leaf Panama Shirt
Taking inspiration from 1950s sportswear, a laid-back shirt with an eye-catching tropical print. $159