The style pressure cooker is now turning the heat on guys. That means jeans and a T-shirt just don't cut it any more.
Wanna raise the tone? Try one of these snazzy shirts on for size the next time you go downtown to a hip house party. Lounge around in Kenneth Cole's eastern-influenced pullover (1, Grreat Stuff, 870 Queen West, 416-536-6770, $95). If you're an indecisive fashion buff, here's the perfect shirt by Ben Sherman (2, Grreat Stuff, $98). For the laid-back lug, Italian-bred Caliban creates a dress shirt that looks like a long-sleeve T (3, Grreat Stuff, $125). Fred Perry's always a preppy favourite (4, Motoretta, 554 College, 416-925-1818, $115). Ben Sherman adds a splash of bold colour (5, Motoretta, $105). Go red-white-and-blue with Caliban's check (6, Grreat Stuff, $120).
Dubuc designs the perfect summer shirt in this beautiful sheer floral print (7, Boomer, 309 Queen West, 416-598-0013, $290). Scoot up to the trend with Ben Sherman's scooter-print button-up (8, Motoretta, $80). Fitted Hugo by Hugo Boss tailored shirt (9, Boomer, $130).
Ben Sherman pulls out all the stops with this mustard-yellow-and-brown-striped ruffled number (10, Grreat Stuff, $98). For nice twist on the ordinary, try Allessandro's floral-revved party shirt (11, Grreat Stuff, $149). Caliban's rainbow stripe will surely brighten anyone's day (12, Boomer, $155).
With files from Mollie Wilkins