Masculine, easy to wear and able to be dressed up or down, the denim shirt is a modern wardrobe staple that all men should own. And with denim a key trend for SS15, there has never been a better time to add one to your collection.
Whether you prefer light or dark washed, short- or long-sleeved, here are some of the best options on the market this season.
1. J.Crew Selvedge Indigo Denim Shirt
Inspired by early 1900s workwear, this classic deep hued version by J.Crew is crafted from high quality 10-ounce selvedge denim for a rugged and robust feel.
Not only is it built to last, the versatile indigo shade, classic cut and authentic detailing aren’t going to date anytime soon either.
Available at J.Crew, priced £145.
2. A.P.C. Washed Denim Short-Sleeved Shirt
For something a little crisper and clean-cut, check out this sharp short-sleeved shirt by A.P.C.
The French label has kept things pared-back and minimal, with the relaxed silhouette and soft feel ensuring comfort as temperatures rise.
Wear it buttoned up with a pair of tailored shorts for an evening out on holiday, or layer it over a plain white T-shirt for an easy everyday look.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £115.
3. Cheap Monday Air Denim Shirt
Looking for a denim shirt with an edge? This washed out grey-black design by Cheap Monday is spot on for a grungier finish.
It’s crafted from a lightweight, soft touch denim, so you won’t feel stifled in the heat, while the marbled effect will bring a strong rock ‘n’ roll vibe to any outfit.
Try throwing it on with some black skinnies and a pair of Chelsea boots for a night out.
Available at Cheap Monday, priced £50.
4. New Look Blue Leaf Print Denim Short-Sleeved Shirt
This tropical print option by New Look will bring a true summer feel to any ensemble, making it perfect for a hazy evening out with friends or taking with you on holiday.
Team with neutral jeans, chinos or tailored shorts to keep the intricate pattern of the shirt the focal point of your look.
Available at New Look, priced £17.99.
5. Religion Granddad Denim Shirt
A granddad collar shirt was identified as one of our four key styles for summer 2015, and this light wash denim version by Religion offers a modern twist on the classic Western silhouette.
Pointed shoulder panels and front pockets help retain its original workerwear charm, while the soft touch material and contrasting buttons add a lighter, more contemporary feel.
Available at ASOS, priced £65.
6. Levi’s 1955 Sawtooth Denim Shirt
For a truly authentic denim shirt, feast your eyes on this vintage design by heritage label Levi’s.
Originally released back in the 1950s, when Hollywood depictions of cowboys dominated the Western world, this deep washed version is a certified fashion classic that has stood the test of time.
Today, it remains a great investment piece that’ll cement itself in your wardrobe rotation for years to come.
Available at Levi’s, priced £255.
7. ASOS Denim Shirt With Black Overdye
We’re getting a strong urban vibe from this short-sleeved shirt by ASOS, which has given the wardrobe classic a modern streetwear spin.
The washed-out black overdye effect sets it apart from your average button-up, bringing subtle yet eye-catching detailing to a summer staple.
This is one to wear with jersey or chino shorts and a pair of minimal trainers.
Available at ASOS, priced £22.
8. Jean Shop Denim Shirt
If you’re looking for a classic Western design but don’t want to go down the obvious blue route, then this grey denim shirt by US label Jean Shop is ideal.
It retains all of the classic details – shoulder patches, button front pockets, popper fastenings – with the purposely faded wash heightening the vintage feel.
Roll up the sleeves, throw on over a white tee and prepare to wear it religiously throughout summer.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £115.
9. Mango Slim-Fit Bleached Denim Shirt
Expect to be noticed in this denim shirt by Mango, with its bleached blue wash making an easy style statement.
This is definitely one for casual days, so try combining with slim jeans, statement shades and your favourite trainers.
Available at Mango, priced £45.99.
10. Zara Mao Collar Denim Shirt
Zara has served up this smart minimal option, with its clean granddad neckline, sharp row of buttons and scooped hem transforming the humble denim shirt into something truly contemporary.
With such stunning design details, you’ll be able to wear this shirt to a lunch meeting as easily as you will a night on the town.
Available at Zara, priced £25.99.