Start With This | The Tourist Shirt by Barney Cools

There is one thing that is obvious about the Barney Cools Short Sleeve Tourist Shirt: the man who wears it has a carefree attitude. We would like to challenge that man to wear it to an unexpected place, like work.

The Barney Cools Short Sleeve Tourist Shirt is all about fun, and that’s pretty clear. Printed on 100% cotton, it has a cerulean base, with toned down but poppy yellow and pink flowers. Now what should you wear with it? The outfit can go one of two ways: allow this shirt to be the focal point and tone everything else down, or ramp it all up.

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Mixed prints work, hence this shirt will pair nicely with something equally as unique. Try the Bamboo Water Short by Stussy, which has a colorful print set upon a black base. Throw on some blue mirrored sunglasses, like the Living Large Shades by Quay, and you are ready for margaritas in the sun.

In an alternate world, or simply on another day, this shirt can actually be classed up and make an appropriate appearance somewhere other than poolside. Put it under a cashmere blend light sweater, like one by Save Khaki, or a hyper-understated pullover jacket, like the Nylon Pop Over Jacket by Maiden Noir. Keep your pants and your accessories simple. Down below go with khakis or classed-up jeans by Baldwin, and on your head and feet, a hat and sneakers in muted colors.

The Tourist Short Sleeve Shirt in Romeo Blue, $69, by Barney Cools, will convey “I’m on vacay” even when you’re begrudgingly in your office cube drowning out the conference call on speaker next door.

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The Seventeen Hip Pack, $29.99, by Herschel Supply Co., is a serious throwback to the 1980's, complete with geometric nylon fabric. 

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The 1978 Made in the USA, $149.99, is sleek, modern and has been made in America for over 75 years.

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Look like you’re somebody in large mirrored sunglasses. We recommend theLiving Large Shades, $60 by Quay Australia. Available in four diverse colors, the gunmetal blue may have you seeing clear skies even on cloudy days. 

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The Nylon Pop Over Jacket, $245, is your fairly standard lightweight hooded jacket, but made in the utterly understated putty color, this windbreaker becomes a style statement.

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The Etch Curved Brim Hat, shown in Stone, $50, by Zanerobe, is a 100% cotton, 6-panel dad hat. Wear with some brights to make the low-key color really stand out on it’s own.

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The Bamboo Water Short, $65, by Stussy, have a nostalgic silhouette, with elastic waist and slightly higher hemline, but are fashioned in a stand out, poppy all-over palm print.

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The Asylum Shirt, $64, by Dark Seas, is a classic button down, with a small logo detail on the pocket. Points for the detachable anchor pin at the collar. 

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The Cotton Cashmere Crew Sweater, $195, by Save Khaki, is a super soft cotton/cashmere blend, hand knit in Los Angeles. 

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The 76, $220, by Baldwin, are black raw stretch denim jeans. Potentially an anomaly, these sleek jeans can nearly stand in for dress pants. 

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The Tokyo Bus Lines Socks, $14, by The Hill-Side, are produced at one of the best knitwear manufacturers in Japan.

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