Warm weather means it's time for an all-time summer essential: the men's short-sleeve white shirt. It's your relaxed summer companion: teamed with chinos for summer drinks, on cooler beach evenings with your swimming shorts, or just thrown over a t-shirt with your weekend jeans for Saturday morning coffee back home. Your wardrobe simply isn't complete without one - or several - of these all-time classics.  We've picked out our top 8 men's white short-sleeve shirts for you to choose from. 

Best men's white short-sleeve shirts in 2024

Wax London White Window Check Drum Shirt

Subtle tonal check in navy and white marks out Wax London's characteristically individual take on the men's white short-sleeved shirt as something special. Square cut is as relaxed as your summer days are, rear hem curved to tuck in or leave loose, collar has echoes of the 1970s. All-cotton construction includes 78% French organic cotton and there's a classic front patch pocket. Natural corozo nut buttons form the final finishing details.

Forét White/Cloud Twig Shirt

Dedicated to outdoor living - "forét" being French for forest, of course - this Danish label aims to produce pieces that speak of "stillness and simplicity". That ethos is expressed in both the name of their Twig Shirt and, more importantly, the cut and style of this summer wardrobe piece. Tonal embroidered stripes mark this 100% soft cotton shirt out as something special, relaxed cut and camp collar make it ideal for warm weather layering.

The Resort Co White Terry Short Sleeve Shirt

Island getaways, sunny beach evenings, lounging in style is The Resort Co's message. Soft terry fabric - in 100% organic cotton - means the Terry Short Sleeve Shirt is ideal for post-pool wear. The retro-inspired open collar is in the Cuban - or camp - style and the minimalist relaxed look will easily take you from poolside lounger to casual seafood restaurant later. A single breast pocket adds to the classic look of this men's white short-sleeve shirt, hand-made in Portugal for individual tailored feel.

Neutrale Lino Shirt

Madrid-based Neutrale are a label with a manifesto: they "create for the ever-lasting pleasure" here expressed in the sublime simplicity of their Lino Shirt, a blank canvas for your life and whatever you team with this superbly minimal piece. Fabric is 100% linen, always in style, beyond mere fashion. Collar is open or closed to suit your mood and the occasion. Dropped shoulders relax the look still more, longer sleeves invite rolling up if you choose. 

Try teaming your white short-sleeve shirt with a pair of tailored shorts for instant summer elegance.