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10 Best Camp Collar (aka Cuban Collar) Shirts for Men

By Beau Hayhoe  |  Updated May 28, 2024

10 Best Camp Collar (aka Cuban Collar) Shirts for Men
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Once you’ve perfected your rotation – or at least, tried to perfect your rotation – of the best short-sleeve shirts for summer, it’s time to take the next step. That is, it’s time to go beyond the basics and have some fun with your wardrobe via a dash of retro style.

The camp collar shirt, also known as the Cuban collar shirt, has made waves on the runways and beyond in recent years, and it’s now part of plenty of summer style collections done by your favorite men’s clothing brands.

  • A workwear garment with a modern edge: The style was first worn by field workers in Cuba, who prized its lightweight fabric and airy fit, but is now found in major fashion stores.
  • The 1950s meets today: The Cuban collar shirt was often worn casually in the 1950s (think: Camping trips) and can now be dressed up with linen pants or dressed down with light wash jeans.
  • Pick your poison: In my experience, camp collar shirts are an ideal style change-up – in color, pattern and fit. Try swapping a polo out for one with stretch chinos and loafers.

Cuban collar shirts date back (in modern times, at least) to the 1950s, and were first known as the Guayabera shirt – a style worn by workers.

In today’s menswear world, it’s got an air of throwback cool, comes in plentiful colors and changes things up from a traditional polo. In my experience, it’s a perfect shirt for casually cool summer style.

Best Overall

Buck Mason Draped Linen Short-Sleeve Camp Shirt

Why did I choose it?

I’m not sure about your own personal wardrobe, but I simply can’t get enough Buck Mason in my life. The brand nods to retro and heritage styles – in this case, the camp collar shirt – and uses expertly crafted fabrics. This option is a breezy summer favorite I frequently wear, and I appreciate the brand’s use of classic colors.

Best Overall

Buck Mason Draped Linen Short-Sleeve Camp Shirt


There’s much to love about this Buck Mason shirt, from the handsome contrasting buttons to the oversized, classic patch flap pockets.

Made from soft yarn-dyed linen, it should wear incredibly comfortably over a garment-dyed Buck Mason tee for casual summer soirees.

Gitman Vintage Seersucker Cuban Shirt


If you want utterly classic shirts made the old-school way, look no further than Gitman Vintage.

The brand makes its shirts in the United States from excellent fabrics, like a soft and breathable seersucker. Plus, this shirt comes with two lower pockets in traditional fashion.

Flint and Tinder Camp Collar Short-Sleeve Shirt


Although best known for its rugged waxed trucker jackets and fall flannel shirts, Flint and Tinder takes aim at a laidback summer style with the timeless camp collar shirt.

Yarn-dyed, pinstripe fabric changes things up from summer florals, while the organic cotton gives it a sustainable flair.

Bather Trunk Co. Beach Camp Collar Shirt


Bather Trunk Co. nearly has the market cornered on simple, crisp swim trunks, and this eye-catching camp collar shirt is a great way to make a seasonal style statement.

The brand has even gone so far as to use ultra-breathable, luxe rayon fabric for a smooth finish.

Roark Gonzo Short Sleeve Button Up


Roark is all about embracing the adventure and the possibilities that the open road brings, and nothing says summer style quite like a traditional Cuban collar shirt.

Organic cotton and the option to select from subtle prints deliver a one-two punch in style and sustainability.

Taylor Stitch Short-Sleeve Hawthorne Shirt


Taylor Stitch takes its penchant for excellent long-sleeve Oxford shirts – in terms of fit, fabric and style – and translates that into a timeless organic cotton and linen shirt.

It’s crisp and cool enough for cocktail hour, without a doubt.

Todd Snyder Linen Camp Collar Shirt


Go ultra-luxe and vivid with your camp collar shirt, all thanks to one of the country’s finest menswear designers.

This is a bright piece practically made to be worn with cream-colored linen trousers and leather loafers this summer.

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Bonobos Riviera Cabana Shirt


There’s hardly a better way to exude refined yet easygoing summer style than a camp collar shirt, at least in my experience.

Bonobos’ take on the Cuban collar shirt lives up to its name, and is fit to wear to the pool, the beach or the boardwalk bar.

Faherty Cabana Towel Terry Shirt


One great way to absolutely nail summer style? Channel the energy of Sean Connery, who wore shirts made from Terry towel cloth as James Bond.

Faherty brings the style into the 21st century with plenty of elegant appeal.

Outerknown The BBQ Shirt


Outerknown’s take on the classic camp collar shirt is another pitch-perfect option that certainly lives up to its name.

It’s stylish enough for a backyard BBQ and crisp enough to wear under a lightweight linen blazer.

And with its organic cotton construction and stylish vibe, you’ll want to wear it in both situations (and then some).

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