This robust and practical military inspired Field jacket is an updated  look made in a new Duralinen fabric with a 100% Barbour classic tartan  backing.  The jacket is in a sheen coated linen with a soda wash lift to give a vintage, rubberized look.

This robust and practical military inspired Field jacket is an updated look made in a new Duralinen fabric with a 100% Barbour classic tartan backing.  The jacket is in a sheen coated linen with a soda wash lift to give a vintage, rubberized look.

HILLSIDE ORGANIC COTTON/FLAX STRIPE POCKET SQUARE

HILLSIDE ORGANIC COTTON/FLAX STRIPE POCKET SQUARE

Another clean cut linen suit.  Italian men know best.  [Taken in Florence]
theitaliancut:

Source: The Sartorialist

Another clean cut linen suit.  Italian men know best.  [Taken in Florence]

theitaliancut:

Source: The Sartorialist

NOTE: This IS how to wear linen.  Because Italian men know best.
Summer Suit: Wearing brown Linen in Milan. 
Love the vivid colors here.

NOTE: This IS how to wear linen.  Because Italian men know best.

Summer Suit: Wearing brown Linen in Milan. 

Love the vivid colors here.

Each outfit here could very well be made in Linen, as it would be the perfect lightweight fabric for a day in the sun.

Each outfit here could very well be made in Linen, as it would be the perfect lightweight fabric for a day in the sun.

Pierrepont Hicks Wallace Tie in 100% Italian Linen
[Designed in Minnesota.  Made in New York.]

Pierrepont Hicks Wallace Tie in 100% Italian Linen

[Designed in Minnesota.  Made in New York.]

putthison:

For $50, You Can Buy …
This J Crew Irish linen shirt. Some people hate how linen holds wrinkles, but I personally love it. Linen has a life to it and looks best when its a bit crumpled - the texture gives the fabric a kind of “lived in” elegance. As long as your linen shirt fits well, these crumples will give you an insouciant look without making you look messy. 
And J Crew’s version fits fairly well. It’s slimmer than most models out there, and comes in extra-small for overly skinny guys like me. The only quip I have is that all of J Crew’s shirts have small collars. I prefer my collar points to be about 8.25cm long and the back of my collar to be about 5cm high. J Crews are much shorter, by about 1 to 1.5cm. As such, it lacks the panache that, say, a Guy Rover linen shirt will have. The Guy Rover is what I’d really like to recommend to you, but this series isn’t called “For $70 You Can Buy,” so if you really only have $50 to spend, I recommend J Crew’s. Plus, if you spend over $150 on J Crew’s final sale items right now, and use MUSTSHOP as your coupon code, you’ll get 30% off plus free shipping. That brings this puppy down to $35. Not too shabby if you’re on a tight budget. 
Note that when you first get your linen shirt, it will feel rough to the touch. However, linen softens quite a bit over time, and before long, you’ll have one of your most comfortable shirts ever. Just remember to never bleach your linens, as the harsh chemical will destroy the fibers. 

putthison:

For $50, You Can Buy …

This J Crew Irish linen shirt. Some people hate how linen holds wrinkles, but I personally love it. Linen has a life to it and looks best when its a bit crumpled - the texture gives the fabric a kind of “lived in” elegance. As long as your linen shirt fits well, these crumples will give you an insouciant look without making you look messy. 

And J Crew’s version fits fairly well. It’s slimmer than most models out there, and comes in extra-small for overly skinny guys like me. The only quip I have is that all of J Crew’s shirts have small collars. I prefer my collar points to be about 8.25cm long and the back of my collar to be about 5cm high. J Crews are much shorter, by about 1 to 1.5cm. As such, it lacks the panache that, say, a Guy Rover linen shirt will have. The Guy Rover is what I’d really like to recommend to you, but this series isn’t called “For $70 You Can Buy,” so if you really only have $50 to spend, I recommend J Crew’s. Plus, if you spend over $150 on J Crew’s final sale items right now, and use MUSTSHOP as your coupon code, you’ll get 30% off plus free shipping. That brings this puppy down to $35. Not too shabby if you’re on a tight budget. 

Note that when you first get your linen shirt, it will feel rough to the touch. However, linen softens quite a bit over time, and before long, you’ll have one of your most comfortable shirts ever. Just remember to never bleach your linens, as the harsh chemical will destroy the fibers. 

A review of Linen shirts by Put This On:

putthison:

I talked yesterday about some lesser known summer fabrics, but let’s get back to basics for a moment. You know what makes summer truly great? Linen shirts. 

Seriously, I love linen shirts, and I’m always surprised by how few men wear them. Their gauzy, wrinkly nature adds a really nice texture and can give you a much more interesting casual look. Linen is also great for hot days. It has an airy, open weave that allows your skin to breathe and feel much cooler than it would under, say, oxford cloth. Additionally, since all their charm is in how they wrinkle, you don’t have to iron them. 

The classic linen shirt is the white collared button up. However, since you can’t bleach linen (as the harsh chemical really destroys the fibers), keeping a white linen shirt white can be a bit hard depending on your habits. White linen can also be very bright; if you’re a bit pale, it can visually wash you out. Thus, if you don’t think you can manage a white linen shirt, I’ve rounded up some other options for you. 

For simple basics, check out Brooks Brothers’ linen shirts. These come in a variety of interesting colors, my favorite of which is their light blue. They also have a dark blue version, which can look great with khaki chinos. J Crew has a similar dark blue model, and it fits slightly slimmer than Brooks Brothers. They also have the same shirt in bengal stripe and gingham. The fabric on J Crew’s is a bit heavier than some of the others I’m featuring here, which means the creasing that you’ll get isn’t as sharp. I prefer this, personally, as I think it makes the shirt look more rumpled than creased, but it’s a matter of taste. 

For something a slightly more than your basics, check out Our Legacy. They have a slightly worn looking striped linen shirt that has a bit of old world Western European feel to it. Boden also has some interesting plaids and stripes, as well a linen “grandad” shirt, which is basically a kind of linen henley. It’s a bit more unique looking, but I think would still make for a great casual piece this summer. 

Lastly, a word about marketing. As you shop for linen shirts, you may notice some brands, such as J Crew, heavily market theirs as being “Irish linen.” Now, linen is to Ireland what cashmere is to Scotland, but this doesn’t mean that linens from other countries aren’t as good. Plus, being labeled Irish linen just means the fabric was woven in Ireland; the material doesn’t necessarily have to be milled there. The term is mostly a marketing ploy, so you should be wary. In the end, the most important thing is for you to see how the linen wrinkles, and whether you’re comfortable with the fabric.

If you’re on the fence about wearing a “wrinkled shirt,” I recommend just going into a store and trying one on. You may find you actually like it, and after getting used it all summer, you’ll lament the coming of the fall season, when you have to go back to your poplins and oxfords. 

Billy Reid

Billy Reid

"Painting primarily on linen, I build up thin layers of oil paint,  developing depth and detail. The resulting paintings are smooth to the  touch and seem to glow with an inner light. My love of large open spaces  and lack of clutter is obvious in my work but I am also fascinated by  detail. These opposing elements are merged in my paintings in a style  which I call Photorealistic Minimalism. My paintings provide the viewer  with a glimpse beyond the clutter of everyday life, conjuring up  notions of escape and peace, offering sanctuary from the frenetic world  outside" 
— Nigel Cox 
The detail here is absolutely spectacular.  Click the name to see more from the collection.

"Painting primarily on linen, I build up thin layers of oil paint, developing depth and detail. The resulting paintings are smooth to the touch and seem to glow with an inner light. My love of large open spaces and lack of clutter is obvious in my work but I am also fascinated by detail. These opposing elements are merged in my paintings in a style which I call Photorealistic Minimalism. My paintings provide the viewer with a glimpse beyond the clutter of everyday life, conjuring up notions of escape and peace, offering sanctuary from the frenetic world outside" 

Nigel Cox

The detail here is absolutely spectacular.  Click the name to see more from the collection.

gameofjacks:

S/S look, featuring 3 button Linen jacket

Thanks to Gameofjacks for great summer look featuring linen today!

gameofjacks:

S/S look, featuring 3 button Linen jacket

Thanks to Gameofjacks for great summer look featuring linen today!

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