Bowling Shirts Are a Summer Essential & These Are Our Favorites
The boxy, slightly-oversized bowling shirt has traversed the global style spectrum from bad US tourist mainstay, to dadcore-by-way-of-Prada, to veritable wardrobe staple of the fashion week FROW.
As pieces from SS22 collections continue to percolate online, there’s really no lack of options for short-sleeve bowling shirts that will match most style preferences. Below, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best bowling shirts for 2022 sourced from the pages of Luisaviaroma.
From bold print editions by MSGM, Charles Jeffrey Loverboy, and AMBUSH through to neutral hits from Frescobol Carioca or Nanushka, there’s a shirt for every tactic. Whether you’re lining up a loud-and-proud summer wardrobe or keeping it all toned down, keep scrolling for button-down heaven.
Charles Jeffrey Loverboy got the effortless summer oversized fit memo. This airy viscose masterpiece is super-lightweight, making it a dream for layering or wearing alone when the temperature’s up.
If you’ve never summered in a linen shirt then there’s some debate around whether you’ve ever actually summered. This year, dress responsibly in the Frescobol Carioca Thomas Shirt.
Casablanca never fails to impress with its signature silk shirts. The Nouveaux Rêves shirt features a hazy, dreamlike color palette throughout which perfectly matches how we’re envisioning our summer.
Crochet became a worldwide phenomenon last year — as if your grandma hasn’t been doing it for her whole life — and we’re still loving it. How could we not when names like Nanushka are still offering up neutral works of art like this bowling shirt?
Graphic shirts aren’t always statement shirts. Just look at this Solid Homme piece which looks to a dispersed palm tree graphic for personality.
It’s Sacai, so naturally you’re expecting there to be half a bomber jacket fused to the back or something similar. But no, just a simple, perfectly executed bowling shirt in black satin.
Much like the Casablanca piece, this GCDS shirt is a visual representation of the season it’s intended for. Big seaside energy.
This might be one of our favorite graphics of the season. AMBUSH’s undulating, tripped-out colors form the perfect backdrop for a versatile piece like a bowling shirt.
More seaside vibes. This time it’s shells and they’re… pierced? Yes, pierced shells.
Usually we’d recommend avoiding putting orange hits against a pink backdrop but we’re surprised to say that it’s actually really working for us here. Worn open atop a white vest, this Palm Angels shirt is another summer-perfect garment.
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