Top Summer Picks 2021

Top Summer Picks 2021

Top Summer Picks 2021

Time to put away the jumpers and lined coats. With summer upon us, our focus shifts to cool and comfortable clothes. From billowy, linen shirts to breathable, stylish shorts, we've made the task easier for you. What's more, our shirts and hats are currently on special offer too.

Without further ado, it is time to explore Nigel Cabourn’s top summer picks...


Staying cool in the summer while looking smart is a challenge to us all. At Nigel Cabourn, our go to solution is statement shirts and unique silhouettes. Not only are they stylish, but offer great practicality.

Nigel Cabourn Men's Big Shirt

Our Big Shirt offers this exact solution. With a breathable, oversized fit and made from lightweight cotton, it creates the perfect combination of practicality and uniqueness. It is inspired by early 20th century workwear, and features a sweeping hem. Great to wear as an overshirt or as a regular long sleeve shirt. The Big Shirt is available in Army, Black Navy and Stripe Check Yellow Mix.

Nigel cabourn Frankie's Shirt
Designed to last, the Frankies Shirt in Red/Blue Check is made from 100% linen and influenced by vintage short-sleeved Brazilian beach shirts. The Frankies Shirt was first introduced in the limited edition 2018 collection: ‘What Happened to Sean Flynn’. The shirt is named after ‘Frankie's House’, the flat which housed photojournalist Sean Flynn and Tim Page during the Vietnam War.

Frankie's Shirt Creased

If you're looking for a distinctive statement piece, Nigel Cabourn also offers the Creased Frankie's Shirt made with 99% cotton and 1% lycra. Specifically woven to appear creased, it billows away from your skin to keep you cool during the warm weather. Available in green and blue check.

Nigel Cabourn Linen Shirt

Inspired by a 1940s US Navy Chief Petty Officers’ (CPO) shirt, this example has been specially designed for summer. In the 1930s, the CPO shirt was made with cold weather in mind – it was made from thick wool flannel – but this season’s version is lightweight and able to be worn on its own or over a t-shirt. It once only had one chest pocket, yet through the influence of 1960s and 70s cinema, the double-pocketed version became very popular. As well as two chest pockets, Cabourn’s version has additional side-entry pockets, offering a functional twist. This CPO Shirt is a functional shirt jacket style made from linen in Blue and Brown Check and Red and Blue Check.. We also have a cotton more traditional shirt style in Blue Stripe or Red Stripe.


Originally worn under US Army uniforms, the t-shirt has been a part of our casual clothing since the mid-20th century. It is a practical, key piece in anyone’s wardrobe, perfect for layering during the colder months, and makes for a light, comfortable piece when the weather is hot. At Nigel Cabourn, our Military Pocket Tee is directly influenced by the heritage of the t-shirt with a crew-neck and slim fit. It is made from 100% organic cotton, ideal for hot weather, and features a patch-pocket, giving this classic tee a more traditional appearance.

Nigel Cabourn T-Shirts

A part of our Army Gym range, the Embroidered Arrow Short Sleeve Tee can also be a great addition to your summer wardrobe. Made from 100% organic cotton, this classic tee features an embroidered ‘broad arrow’ or ‘crows foot’ logo on the chest, indicating its connection to the military. Up until the 1980s, military owned clothing and equipment were marked with this symbol. Both variations of t-shirt are available in a variety of bright and neutral colours, able to become staples in any of your summer outfits.


With hot weather approaching, shorts are once again at the top of our priority list. If you prefer a carefree classic or a refined versatile garment that can be both formal and casual, Nigel Cabourn’s got you covered.

Influenced by Cabourn’s Pleated Chinos, the Pleated Shorts are sophisticated, yet relaxed. They have two side-entry pockets, and a practical design. They are a part of our Lybro work-wear collection. Designed for the hotter weather, they are made from a cotton and linen blend, and billow away from the skin. Lightweight and breathable - a much-needed combination in the warmer months.

Nigel Cabourn Pleated Shorts and Jogging Shorts

If you prefer a sportier look the Embroidered Arrow Jogging Shorts. Heavily inspired by vintage sportswear, these shorts were designed for movement in mind. Elasticated drawstring waist band and extended leg offer superior comfort and breathability. Also, featuring an embroidered ‘broad arrow’ or ‘crows feet’ logo that pays homage to the military. These shorts can be worn separately or paired with an Embroidered Arrow Short Sleeve Tee.


Our bucket hats and mechanics caps are timeless, iconic, durable and hard-wearing. Even better, they've just been added to our sale.

Made from the highest quality materials (check out this season's yarn-dyed Japanese denim Mechanic Cap and featuring exquisite detailing and practicality, as well as forward-looking designs, our collection of luxury hats offers something for every occasion. Our Bucket Hats and Mechanics Caps are perfect for keeping cool in the summer sun.