11 Best Casual Shirts for Men You’ll Want to Wear All Fall

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The transition of seasons, the drop in temperature, and the faint sounds of jingle bells in the distance are all indicators that now is probably a great time as ever to give your current shirt collection a refresh. Don’t worry; we are not talking about all your shirts, just ones you have been living in, on rotation for the last two years.

Casual shirts, or basics, as they’re often called, are essential for every man, no matter what your age or where you work, because just like the name alludes, you can literally wear and layer it with everything. However, there will come a time when you might have worn something so much; it’ll inevitably have to be demoted to your only-worn-at-home-or-on-errands pile.

So right on cue, just like a present being delivered straight into your wardrobe, we’ve compiled the best casual shirts to help bridge that flexible-working and semi-sociable gap.

Outerknown Blanket Shirt

BEST OVERALL

This may not be the OG blanket shirt, but the brand is known for saving the Earth a little bit every time it makes another garment, so it might as well be. This shirt is perfect for just about any activity that calls for ultimate casual comfort. Crafted from heavyweight organic cotton twill with buttons made from naturally fallen tagua palm nuts, the Outerknown Blanket Shirt is durable enough to be your go-to work shirt but soft enough to throw on and wear around a chilly house all day long.

Outerknown Blanket Shirt BEST OVERALL, Best Casual Shirts for Men
Outerknown Blanket Shirt BEST OVERALL, Best Casual Shirts for Men


Buy: Outerknown Blanket Shirt $145.00

Goodthreads Red Plaid Twill Shirt

BEST CLASSIC

Nothing says smart and casual like a red plaid shirt, and this 100% cotton pick from the Amazon fashion brand Goodthreads marries the two styles seamlessly. Cut in a slim-fit shape; this button-down could be paired with a number of your current favorites, thanks to its rounded hem and inoffensive buttons. Great for the WFH week or weekend walks.

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Goodthreads Red Plaid Twill Shirt BEST CLASSIC, Best Casual Shirts for Men
Goodthreads Red Plaid Twill Shirt BEST CLASSIC, Best Casual Shirts for Men

Buy: Goodthreads Plaid Twill Shirt $30.00

Amazon Essentials Standard Navy Shirt

BEST BASIC

For those days when you’ve overslept or moments when you are trying not to look like you’re trying too hard, this navy Amazon Essentials shirt should fit the bill. Made from 100% cotton, this long-sleeve top will ensure you look the part whenever and wherever in a slim-fit style.

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amazon essentials button shirt, best casual shirts for men
amazon essentials button shirt, best casual shirts for men

Buy: Amazon Basics Standard Shirt $20.20

J.Crew Garment-Dyed Harbor Shirt

BEST ORGANIC

The harbor shirt from J.Crew was made for flexible working, crafted from sustainable organic cotton with the comfort of a casual T-shirt. This button-up thrives by continuous wear, and thanks to the garment dye effect, it will subtly and softly fade over time.

J.Crew Garment-Dyed Harbor Shirt BEST ORGANIC, best casual shirts for men
J.Crew Garment-Dyed Harbor Shirt BEST ORGANIC, best casual shirts for men


Buy: J.Crew Garment-Dyed Harbor Shirt $54.99

Tommy Bahama Sea Glass Breezer Linen

BEST LINEN

Linen isn’t just for warm weather but can also be worn layered up during the colder months, making it an easy and lightweight transitional piece. This bubblegum pink option from Tommy Bahama is adorned with a single front pocket, contrast buttons and a curved hem that can be teamed with a thick sweater or a leather jacket.

Tommy Bahama Sea Glass Breezer Linen BEST LINEN
Tommy Bahama Sea Glass Breezer Linen BEST LINEN


Buy: Tommy Bahama Sea Glass Linen Shirt $99.50

UNTUCKit Brandford Vintage Wash Shirt

BEST PLAID

The Brandford offers a touch of maturity to your standard red, white and blue plaid shirt. Released within UNTUCKit’s fall collection, this vintage wash piece made with 100% cotton gives a fresh take on a classic while offering their same beloved softness. Pair it with a suede jacket and faux leather pants for a laid-back vibe.

UNTUCKit Brandford Vintage Wash Shirt BEST PLAID
UNTUCKit Brandford Vintage Wash Shirt BEST PLAID


Buy: UNTUCKit Brandford Vintage Wash Shirt $89.00

Levi’s Barstow Western Shirt

BEST DENIM

There’s a reason denim doesn’t go out of style; because it goes with literally everything, from chinos to double (or even triple) denim. It can do no wrong. The Barstow Western pick from Levi’s is a prime example, designed in a standard fit with a point collar; this is an item that will live in your wardrobe indefinitely, so cut off the tags and shred the receipt.

levis button up denim shirt
levis button up denim shirt

Buy: Levi’s Barstow Western Shirt

Bonobos Knit Button-Down

BEST T-SHIRT REPLACEMENT

Bonobos takes comfort to another level with its knit button-up shirt. Imagine your favorite jersey T-shirt or better yet, those comfy cozy jersey sheets you don’t want to leave in the morning, and then make them into a fashionable, functional piece of clothing that can pass for office-appropriate even on the days that aren’t labeled “casual.” The cotton-polyester blend allows easy movement and is built to last a long time.

Bonobos Knit Button-Down BEST T-SHIRT REPLACEMENT
Bonobos Knit Button-Down BEST T-SHIRT REPLACEMENT


Buy: Bonobos Knit Button-Down $89.00

Mack Weldon Vesper Polo

BEST POLO

When in doubt, a neutral polo can help you out, and this particular style from Mack Weldon is ideal for weekday Zoom meetings or weekend trips into the office. Made in a combed cotton and modal blend, this soft knit short sleeve top gives sports-luxe a whole new meaning.

Mack Weldon Vesper Polo BEST POLO
Mack Weldon Vesper Polo BEST POLO


Buy: Mack Weldon Vesper Polo Shirt $68.00

L.L.Bean Kennebunk Sport Shirt

BEST WRINKLE-FREE

After a long journey or a long week, the last thing you want to do is get the iron out, cue the L.L.Bean Kennebunk shirt, which comes in a range of colors, is made from 100% cotton poplin, and features a wrinkle-free fabric — yes you read correctly — that doesn’t wash out and keeps moisture away from your skin. This wrinkle-resistant option seems like a perfect OOO, a first date, or even a first-day-on-the-job kind of shirt.

L.L.Bean Kennebunk Sport Shirt BEST WRINKLE-FREE
L.L.Bean Kennebunk Sport Shirt BEST WRINKLE-FREE


Buy: L.L.Bean Kennebunk Sport Shirt $49.95

Patagonia Sol Patrol Shirt

MOST SUSTAINABLE

Now bear with us; this might say it’s for fishing, but the Patagonia Sol Patrol made with fast-drying polyester fabric, and 50+ UPF sun protection is ideal for adventure and travel enthusiasts. Also, with 64% of the fabric using recycled materials, it’s like you are giving back to the planet with every wear.

Patagonia Sol Patrol Shirt MOST SUSTAINABLE
Patagonia Sol Patrol Shirt MOST SUSTAINABLE


Buy: Patagonia Sol Patrol Shirt $89.00

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