The linen shirt is made from the fibres of the flax plant. It is notable for both its natural lustre and ability to keep you cool in the summer. Now while we could talk about its warm-weather advantages all day, this guide focuses on the best ways you can wear it.
How to Wear a Linen Shirt On the Beach
Lightweight and breathable, the linen shirt will really come into its own when surrounded by sea and sand. The perfect partner for a pair of tailored chino shorts, it will look particularly dashing with a few buttons left undone and the sleeves rolled up to your elbows. You can tuck it into your shorts, or leave it untucked — depending on your personal style. We find it's better to leave it untucked during the day (when your outfit is more casual), and tucked in when dressing up for the evening.
How to Wear a Linen Shirt in the Office
When temperatures rise and your office gets a little stuffy, a high quality white linen shirt offers the ideal way to keep cool yet still retain a smart profile. For a look that’ll take you to after-work drinks (without breaking a sweat), pair yours with navy pleat-front chinos, Chelsea boots and a smart-casual sports jacket.
How to Wear a Linen Shirt at the Weekend
If you’ve got a busy weekend planned, you’d be wise to overlook a garment that is notoriously known for wrinkling. However, because our men’s linen shirts have been expertly blended with cotton, they’ll keep their shape for longer and are far less likely to crease. To create an outfit (suitable for all occasions), we suggest teaming yours with jeans or chinos and our timeless navy trainers.
How to Care for Your Linen Shirt
As linen has no lint and doesn’t pill, there’s no need to take your linen shirt to the dry cleaners. In fact, unless absolutely necessary, this should be avoided – the harsh chemicals in a dry cleaning process can damage the fabric’s fibres and decrease the lifespan of your garment. For the best results, a lukewarm hand or machine wash would be ideal – with a quick iron when needed.
For more information, you can take a look at our detailed guide on how to care for a linen shirt. It includes everything you need to know, including answers to frequently asked questions.
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