Stripes vs checks – sensational summer shirts

Nothing helps a fellow keep his cool like a short-sleeved summer shirt. But which of our sizzling styles is your go-to favourite? Are you team ‘checks’, or team ‘stripes’?

Summer shirt giveaway is now closed

Congratulations to Mr B Surrey of Tyne and Wear, who chose a Perranporth Stripe Shirt as his prize!

Checks are clear winners according to our poll, with twice as many votes as Stripes. But what’s your summer shirt of choice – cheeky checks or or suave stripes?

Here’s a quick run-down to help you decide:

Why striped men’s shirts are best

Nothing helps a fellow keep his cool like a short-sleeved summer shirt. Providing excellent air circulation, you’ll barely break a sweat when the mercury climbs.

But summer dressing is about so much more than lightweight fabrics. It’s an opportunity to throw in some colour and show off some personality too. And stripes are definitely the easiest pattern to wear. Choose thin vertical stripes for formal occasions and wider stripes when you’re looking for a more casual vibe.

Vertical lines draw the eye up and down to create a long, lean silhouette. A striped shirt will make you look taller and thinner – a good excuse to wear it untucked!

Why checked men’s shirts are best

Weekend Shirts from Samuel Windsor are made from 100 percent cotton, the ideal way to stay cool and crisp when the temperature soars.

But the choice of fabric is only half the story. It’s the bright berry-coloured rail checks that make this shirt really sing. The smaller the checks, the more formal you’ll look – go for larger squares if you’re aiming for a casual vibe.

Checked shirts are perfect for just about any occasion and look great with chinos or chino shorts. If you’re looking for a laid-back style that’s easy to smarten up should the need arise, a short-sleeved checked shirt, oozing with preppy charm, is the way to go.

Remember, to enter our summer shirt giveaway simply let us know which style you like best – checks or stripes – and you could win it in time for your next barbecue. 


Terms and Conditions

By entering into this prize draw, all entrants agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

In the event that any entrant does not, or is unable to, comply with and meet these Terms and Conditions and the prize draw information, Samuel Windsor shall be entitled, at its sole discretion, to disqualify such entrant, without any further liability to such entrant.

The closing date for this prize draw is 12 noon, 13 July 2020.

The winner will be notified by social media, within 30 days of the closing date. If the winner fails to reply within 48 hours, Samuel Windsor reserves the right to choose another winner.

The entrant must enter the giveaway by tweeting or commenting about their favourite shirt style on Twitter or Facebook, and liking/following our pages so we can get in touch with the winner.

Anyone found to use multiple social media accounts to enter will be ineligible. Multiple entries in a single day will not be accepted.

Your details will not be shared with or sold to any third party companies.

This prize draw is free to enter and no purchase is necessary.

To enter this prize draw you must be: (a) a UK resident; and (b) 18 years old or over at the time of entry.

This prize draw is not open to employees (or members of their immediate families) of Samuel Windsor.

Samuel Windsor may exercise its sole discretion to use the winner’s name for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes in any media worldwide without notice or without any fee being paid.

The prize comprises one Samuel Windsor shirt (if stock is unavailable an alternative style will be provided). The winner must provide details of size and a UK postal address to which the prize will be delivered.

No cash alternative for the prize stated is offered.

The winner will be chosen at random by Samuel Windsor. The judges’ decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

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