If you don't own a grip of go-to summer shirts already, now's the time to rectify your mistake. Temperatures are on the upswing across the country, and in GQ HQ, where shirtlessness is sadly still verboten, figuring out how to deal with it is priority numero uno. Like you, we're largely suffering through the heat with the AC on full blast—and like you, shuffling to and from the subway is enough to get our pits steaming.
So we rolled up our sleeves (metaphorically speaking, for the most part) and got down to business, in the form of a highly official survey of the summer shirts GQ staffers swear by this season. Looking for an airy linen button-up to wear with high-waisted khakis and loafers? We got you. In the market for a slinky knit polo that'll sync up equally well with white jeans and pleated shorts? Say less. Just after a swerve-y graphic tee that won't make you feel like a surly teen? We didn't forget about you, either. Better yet, every pick below clocks in at under 150 bucks, and plenty of 'em cost less than $100. Enjoy.
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