Casual shirts for men, by Gucci, Prada and others, give vintage prints a modern update

Make a statement with florals, marine life-inspired motifs and dance-inspired prints

Rashmi Rajagopal Lobo Published :  16th August 2019 04:53 PM   |   Published :   |  16th August 2019 04:53 PM

Celebrities like Harry Styles and Dwayne Johnson have proved that when it comes to making a fashion statement, florals don’t necessarily have to be off the table for men. Bolstering this trend and adding to it with retro-inspired prints depicting underwater life and exotic dance forms are labels like Dunhill, 73 London and Endless Joy. Here’s how to get the look: 

Garden party
The ’70s-inspired florals coupled with the dusty pink hue make the Garden of Eden shirt from 73 London a charming piece. Crafted from silk, the pointed collars and shiny mother-of-pearl buttons add to its retro vibe. Rs.21,460 approximately

Dance drama
Endless Joy’s Butoh Aloha shirt is an ode to the Butoh dance form, which originated in Japan post World War II. Featuring images of dancers with dramatic make-up and outfits, the shirt is made from rayon and has a camp collar. Rs.23,180 approximately

Coal customer
The charcoal grey colour paired with the botanical motifs in vibrant yellow and red is what drew us to this Prada shirt. Cut from voile, it is designed with a camp collar and has an oversized fit. Rs.61,785 approximately

Fruit fetish
This cotton poplin shirt from Nipoaloha features prints of vegetables and fruits which have been created using Kyo-Yuzen, a 17th century Japanese dyeing technique. The cotton-poplin piece is detailed with a Cuban collar, relaxed fit and chest pocket. Rs.16,035 approximately

‘Satin’ic verses
Gucci’s maximalist approach to fashion is executed  to perfection in this satin silk shirt. The bright yellow hue is offset by red and blue wildflowers, and sheaves of wheat. It also has an embroidered pig on one side for a quirky touch. Rs.86,695 approximately

Something fishy
Depicting underwater life against a pale mint green backdrop, this casual shirt from Dunhill is made from mulberry silk. The relaxed boxy fit shirt comes with a Cuban collar and short sleeves. Rs.28,210 approximately

Blue wave
Taking inspiration from vintage ‘aloha’ styles, this shirt from Kapital is made in Japan from lightweight voile with a little bit of silk, which gives it an easy drape. The royal blue shirt bears tropical floral and geometric patterns. Rs.36,235 approximately