The Summer Shirt

Navy marl


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  • Hard-wearing 165g/m2 linen
  • Lightweight and absorbent, but not see-through
  • Made to the highest standards in Portugal

Navy marl

Delivery : in a few days.
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A stylish way to spend your holidays.

No time off for style.

Where your summer shirts had let you down in the past:


They’re often see-through


The cut was all over the place


They lost their shape in a heartbeat


They crease too much

Summer manifest

Our Ideal Cut

For the last year all Asphalte casual shirts have the same cut. It took a lot of tinkering but we got there in the end with your input. Now, no matter the style, the fit’s always the same so you know exactly what you’re going to get. Picking your size doesn’t get any easier.

Linen, head and shoulders above

This season, we're bidding farewell to seersucker and going strictly linen. Loved for its lightweight feel, elegance, and breathability, linen adds character to your outfits without the sweat, as it can wick away close to half its weight in moisture without going soggy.

New Story

Our Summer Shirt features 100% natural linen carefully sourced and crafted. Since our previous partners at Emanuel Lang sadly closed shop, we've sourced our linen in France, had it spun in Tunisia and finished the garment with our trusted Portuguese partners TMG.

Lightweight Fabric

The skilled folks at TMG meticulously crafted a 165g/m2 canvas for our Summer Shirt. It's sturdy enough, yet perfectly breezy, and not the least bit see-through. This light, compact weave ensures a graceful drape and minimises any creasing.

It's in the Pocket

On the left chest you'll find a sturdy patch pocket reinforced with secure stitches. Whether you're stashing sunglasses, car keys or an ancient talisman, this pocket won't let you down.

Your type of Collar

The collar of the Summer Shirt is a crowd favourite, and for good reason. Just the right height, neither too open nor too closed, buttoned at the tip, it's a classic button-down done right. A design that exudes harmony, clean lines, and perfect balance.

Placket with a US Accent

Staying true to the casual vibe, we've opted for an American placket. This relaxed design detail consists of a distinctive vertical strip of fabric with open eyelets for the buttons. How very New England.

Natural Right Down to the Buttons

From the linen fabric to the buttons, the Summer Shirt embraces natural materials. We've chosen corozo buttons, also known as "vegetable ivory". It’s made from the fruit of Tagua Palm in Ecuador. They can’t be farmed so using them supports rainforest conservation, and local economies that collect them by hand. A great choice all round.

Colour me summer

When the heat is on, your style options shouldn't be limited. That's why we've designed the Summer Shirt in six distinctive colours to inject some fun into your summer wardrobe. From blue marl to white-green stripes, natural linen, gingham blue - there's a hue to suit every taste and occasion.

All the production steps for your Summer Shirt

What goes into making your Summer Shirt? The materials have travelled a total of 6,806 km (4,229 miles) from field to doormat.

Harvesting and preparing the linen

Terre de lin, farming cooperative France




Facol – Tinturaria De Fios, Lda Portugal


Tmg Group Portugal


Ribul Portugal


Road haulage

Road haulage

Environmental Impact

Our aim is to give you as much information as possible so you can make an informed decision before preordering. This includes the environmental impact of each Summer Shirt we produce expressed in simple terms. There’s no point hiding from it:

10.94 kg

of CO2 emitted

The equivalent of 112.8 kms (70 miles) by car.

0.67 g

of phosphor released in the water

The equivalent of growing 11.1 kg of apples.

171.63 MJ

energy depletion

The equivalent of 58 of heating (in avg.flat).


Delivery costs

If you get the wrong size or colour, fear not, we will exchange your item no questions asked. These are free for orders in the European Union and the UK. For all other countries, we only ask you to cover the cost of the return and we’ll take care of the cost of sending out any exchange. Just log into your Asphalte account and we’ll get that sorted.

Easy to change sizes

If you get the wrong size, fear not, we accept returns and exchanges. For orders in Europe these are free, and for countries, in the rest of the world we ask you to pay the return and we will take care of the cost of sending out an exchange. Just log into your Asphalte account and we’ll get that sorted.


Sure, we work hard on our products, but we won’t take it personally if, for whatever reason, you change your mind about the item you’ve preordered. We’re all friends here, you can be honest with us. So long as the item is in its original condition, with tags and packaging intact, you can send it back to us for a full refund. No worries.

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