Though they look rugged and heavy, these shirts are surprisingly light. And surprisingly versatile. Perhaps that's why we're seeing them everywhere this spring. Whether cut from classic denim twill or lighter chambray, these year-round shirts can take a beating and still look great in nearly any situation. It's hard not to appreciate such an egalitarian piece that can be worn to work with a tie, under a sweater on a date or over a T-shirt on the weekend.

Shown left: $59.95 by Gap