How to Choose The Right Linen Clothes
Linen has come a long way recently. That sounds like an insane thing to say about a natural fabric that was being worn by Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs, but it’s true. Linen is having a moment, especially linen clothes for men. That’s probably down to a combination of the natural cycle of fashion, and the fact that, last year, the mercury rose past the 40 degree mark on UK thermometers for the first time since records began. Linen does its best work in warm temperatures due to its natural breathability and the fact it’s so incredibly lightweight (it’s all to do with hollow fibers with a slightly more brittle nature that wick moisture etc. etc. – don’t worry about it). There’s another inevitably record-breaking summer on its way, so having a variety of linen fits to choose from is going to be a game-changer. How to choose those items, though?
Styling for everyday wear
As linen can be a little more costly to produce than other fabrics, it’s often thought of as a fabric for a special occasion, but we’re here to tell you that’s a fallacy. Linen is the perfect warm weather fabric. A Cuban Shirt paired with Everyday Linen Trousers or Linen Shorts is a strong choice for a lazy midsummer’s day. How you style this look is down to personality, really. You can’t go wrong with plain shorts and a patterned shirt. If you wake up with confidence streaming out of your ear holes, you might want to go for a matching patterned shirt and shorts combo, e.g. a Kowloon Linen Cuban Shirt and Kowloon Linen Shorts for a strong and bold look. Alternatively, Linen Everyday Trousers will go with just about any Linen Shirt, but we’d recommend mixing up tones here – a Tapestry Linen Cuban with Forest Linen Trousers is an absolute pearler of a combo, for example, blending plain and patterned, colour and neutral tones – perfection.
Tailored for a special day
There is nothing better than a linen suit at a summer event. It’s a brilliant way to give off an air of culturedness whilst staying smart and cool throughout the day and into the evening. We know what some of you are thinking – wrinkles. What if my Linen Suit wrinkles. Firstly, embrace them. Linen naturally wrinkles and it’ll tend to be in the places you’re moving the most – at the elbows, the back of the knees etc. And that’s absolutely fine. These little wrinkles are one of the key factors that contribute to linen’s charisma and, in our opinion, should be celebrated. If you’re dead against any form of wrinkling, however, fret not. A quick steam will have your suit crisp and fresh in no time, and to avoid wrinkling in the wash you can simply let your garments dry naturally on a hanger, or stretch them out a little bit as they dry to keep your suit wrinkle-free. Don’t fear the wrinkle.