Buttoned-up: men's shirts in a great selection from Esprit
They are an integral part of a man's wardrobe and are available in many versions for everyone: men's shirts please with their comfort and are so versatile. Find informal, comfortable casual shirts and elegant business shirts in trendy modern colours and fashionable designs such as prints, stripes, plaids and other patterns. Where can you find these models? In our online shop.
Formal or leisure – men's shirts are always up to the job
Historically, shirts were just undergarments but they now play a main role in a man's wardrobe. Shirts go with stylish suits as well as jeans or chinos. With anything from trainers to leather shoes. For a wedding or an after work party.
Whether short or long sleeve: the front buttoned panel is the defining feature of a shirt. The most common styles include regular fit – offering casual comfort – and slim fit. Men's shirts are mainly made of cotton, in different variations:
- Chambray: a very light fabric, slightly shiny
- Poplin: a finely ribbed cotton fabric, smooth and breathable
- Linen: a slightly coarser texture, airy and light
- Cotton stretch: smooth, comfortable
Tip: it is best to wash shirts according to the instructions, using a mild detergent. Don't feel like ironing? Choose non-iron or easy-iron shirts.
All in white: the classic
White shirts are all-rounders. They are suitable for all men, for all occasions and for every style: whether chic with a fashionable jacket and dark jeans for a private dinner, a business look with a suit or a casual shirt with a leather jacket and trainers.
Slim line: slim fit men's shirts
Showing off your figure is still in vogue. Slim fit shirts are slightly fitted, and therefore have a tighter look which can create a younger silhouette. You can wear these figure-hugging shirts both at the office and in everyday life. Combine with jackets and trousers that are narrow cut.
Serious charisma: business shirts for men
Plain in white, light blue or beige you can combine a business shirt with all suits. Finely striped and chequered shirts in subtle colours are a little more fashionable. A dress shirt should have a Kent collar or a shark collar.
Grunge or lumberjack? The flannel shirt
They are chequered, soft and uncomplicated. Flannel shirts have established themselves in the fashion world and are popular leisure wear. They were style-defining for the grunge look that is still present today – skinny jeans in grey or black, chucks, t-shirts with prints or plain colours and a parka. They can also be combined with chinos.
Short sleeve or made of linen: men's summer shirts
When it gets warmer, shirt sleeves get shorter and fabrics lighter. Short sleeve bowling shirts are your leisure outfit for hot days. Linen is pleasantly light and cool on the skin – a chic fabric for summer at the office and also in short sleeve versions. Simply combine with suit trousers, leather shoes and a light linen shirt and you're done.
Denim in all variations: men's denim shirts
It was never really gone and still comes back every season: the denim shirt is your choice for cool and urban styles. They are available in different shades of blue, grey and black, each in different washes.
Style questions regarding men's shirts
With so many different shirt types and changing trends, it’s easy to lose track. Very fashionable models in particular are sometimes difficult to combine. We have the answers to all your questions.
Which shirt collar for a tie?
The most common form is the Kent collar, it tapers to form a right angle and thus makes room for a tie. Similar to the shark collar, which is even wider and longer. The New Kent collar is a crossover of both variants. The button-down collar does not need a tie. The tips of this collar are attached to the shirt with a button, leaving little space for a tie. Button-down shirts are ideal for casual-chic but not formal festive occasions. If the shirt has a stand-up collar, there is no need for a tie.
How do you combine patterned men's shirts with style?
By giving them space. Best combined with subtle outfit components. If you choose a pair of patterned trousers, make sure that one of the two patterns is more reserved than the other.
How should a shirt be worn over trousers be cut?
So that it falls well and does not become too boxy, with a slightly rounded hem. If you wear the shirt open over a T-shirt, the shape of the hem does not matter. Important: at the office, shirts belong tucked in.
Which shirts go with dark jeans?
With dark jeans, you have free rein. A white shirt or one in a light shade always look good, for example with a belt as an eye-catcher. Trousers in black or dark blue also offer patterned or all over print shirts the perfect companion.
What to wear under your shirt?
The obvious and short answer is: an undershirt. As tight as possible and made of cotton that can absorb moisture. Alternatively, you can also wear a slim cut T-shirt.
Esprit: fashion with style and responsibility
High quality collections – but at the right price: we have been designing casual and stylish fashion with long-lasting quality for over 50 years. That is why Esprit cotton shirts are inexpensive, bear social responsibility and are fair to the environment: for our sustainable collections, we use organic cotton from certified cultivation and recyclable materials. You can find what you are looking for in retail stores in over 40 countries worldwide – and online. Take a look around, we will send your outfit to you quickly using climate-neutral shipping.