Keep cool in an array of fun short-sleeved printed shirts.

Men in short-sleeved printed shirts have long been associated with middle-aged men on vacation. Well, happy days to them: they have become ubiquitous this season as designers embrace tropical prints and detailed motifs in their summer collections.

Cool dads can rejoice in a crisp-cut shirt, preferably one that nods to the boxy silhouettes of the 50s and 60s. Seen everywhere from Prada to Paul Smith for the spring/summer 2016 menswear collections, a spread collar harks to retro bowling shirts and works well with a pair of linen shorts or pale blue denim jeans. For something more languid, try the paisley print option from Gubb & Mackie with its festive palette and relaxed fit, perfect for summer.

Stockists: Country Road (09) 529 1987, Gubb & Mackie (09) 302 1949, H&M 0800 406 700, Mr. Porter, Rollas, Topman 0508 867 7467.

Photographer: Greg Bowker Grooming: Katie Melody Rogers using M.A.C Cosmetics
Model: Arnaud Blanc from 62 Models