5 of the Best Men’s Vacation Shirts

Heading on vacation as the weather warms up? You’ll need to figure out your wardrobe ahead, so you don’t pack your suitcase and accidentally leave something crucial behind!

In addition to good shorts, trousers, and footwear, you’ll want to ensure you have some of the best men’s vacation shirts packed and ready to go. If you’re unsure what to take, read on – we’ll look at five types of vacation shirts you should include with your relaxation ensemble.


First and foremost, you’ll want to ensure you have at least a few T-shirts ready to go, especially if the weather forecast says the sun will be plentiful. A few good short sleeve T-shirts will suit you in various situations, ranging from casual hangouts to days at the beach.

In addition, T-shirts go perfectly with various legwear options, from jeans to khakis to chinos. Suffice it to say that a few T-shirts should be a staple part of your vacation wardrobe no matter where you plan to go. Of course, your style will go up a few points if you opt for plain T-shirts rather than T-shirts with egregious or obnoxious graphics. Vintage’s Negative Slug Pocket Crew Neck T-shirts are perfect examples of upper wear that combine style and comfort in equal measure.

Flannel Shirts

Every man needs at least a few flannels on hand and ready to go when cool weather strikes or when he goes to a cool vacation destination, like the mountains or a ski resort. Flannel shirts are perfect because you can combine them with an undershirt for extra layers of insulation. Plus, flannels are ideal if you want to cultivate that “workingman” aesthetic that’s quite popular these days.

Flannel shirts come in several colors but are relatively thick, button-down, and comfortable. Be sure to pack at least one of these in case the weather at your vacation destination is cooler than average.

Classic Henleys

You can’t go wrong with a few classic Henley shirts. These shirts are characterized by a few buttons going down from the caller and comfortable designs. Vintage 1946’s Henley shirts are made with a 55% cotton, 40% polyester, and 5% spandex blend that ensures comfort and durability at the same time.

Just be sure to pack a few Henley shirts, not just one, in different colors. If you have Henley shirts in several colors, you can put together a good-looking, attractive outfit in a matter of minutes without having to redo your wardrobe completely. Pair your Henley shirts with nice jeans or chinos to finish the look.

Hawaiian Party Shirts

You’re going on vacation, and your wardrobe should reflect that! So it’s a no-brainer to include a few Hawaiian shirts, which can be button-down or pull-over, depending on your preferences.

Hawaiian shirts include crazy floral or other patterns in many different colors. They’re best paired with light-colored shorts or trousers like shades of cream or white. Then make sure you always have a piña colada or some other vacation beverage in your hand, and you’ll look right at home in any vacation destination.

Don’t forget to wear sandals or other comfortable shoes with your Hawaiian shirt, and consider wearing a nice leather watch and shades for added convenience. Skip the flip-flops and opt for leather sandals instead.

Breezy Button-Downs

Last but not least, you should consider packing at least a few breezy, lightweight button-down T-shirts, like these Performance Seersucker Woven shirts from Vintage 1946. A handful of light, button-down shirts will ensure that you stay cool, even in the hot summer sunshine, plus they will look a little nicer than a standard T-shirt if you need to go to a semiformal restaurant or hang out with your family.

These seersucker shirts, in particular, are made of a unique 60% cotton and 40% polyester blend and a modern fit, ensuring they will fit with several fashion styles.

Get the Look at Vintage 1946

As you can see, you want to pack at least a few different types of vacation shirts depending on where you plan to go and what you plan to do. Luckily, you won’t need to visit a ton of retailers to get all the upper wear you need to succeed. The Vintage 1946 Collection has an extensive selection of short-sleeve shirts, long-sleeve options, and everything else you need to make the most of your vacation.

If you’re ready to upgrade your wardrobe, browse the Vintage 1946 Catalog today.