A good summer shirt is lightweight, breathable and a little fun. Made from lightweight short-staple cotton, Madras shirts check off all three boxes. They aren’t starchy and pristine, but cool, crinkly and often colorful. As more and more men adopt Madras shirts for summer, brands are playing with traditional methods, experimenting with heavier (though still breathable) weaves and solid colors that stand in for oxfords. There’s still plenty of love for the vibrant blues, reds and yellows associated with Madras shirts, and their easy fit and vibrant appearance will help you brighten up without burning up this summer.