Summer is here and so are our trustworthy cottons. Why cotton? Because it’s cool, light, airy etc…and comes in an array of colors too.
But one fabric that has been making its mark in the summer clothing department of late is LINEN. It has become a very popular fabric in contemporary summer dressing.
This lightweight material is perfect for summer wear, as it helps regulate body temperature because of its breathable quality. Linen is highly absorbent and a good conductor of heat. In other words – linen clothes will absorb a lot of perspiration without making one feel muggy. The fabric aides airflow and it’s appearance is crisp and fresh. A linen outfit is an excellent cooling system.
Linen off-late has been dominating men’s summer fashion choices. With an array of colours, cuts and styles available in stores, summer wear for men is no longer dreary or uninteresting.
With most big brands like Indian Terrain, Marks & Spencer’s, Linen Club – Aditya Birla Group and Raymond’s offering linen for corporate and casual wear, it’s time to get your wardrobe updated with this latest summer cooler for a comfortable yet stylish summer.
Though linen creases easily, knowing some basic tips on how to wear linen will help you appreciate the creases.
Here are our tips for wearing linen.
- Always iron and wear. However ignore the wrinkles and creases since they are complimentary to linen.
- Invest in good quality linen
- For starters, begin with shades of blue/ white/ beige
- Play with layering, a lightweight jacket with a shirt.
- For a casual look, never tuck in a shirt if you are wearing it with jeans.
- When wearing linen trousers, pair them with loafers or moccasins. Never with formal leather shoes.
- For corporate wear, opt for darker colored linen jackets and trousers.
- Go bold with pastel hued shirts and jackets for casual outings or business lunch/dinner.
- Standard linen outfits to have in your wardrobe: a crisp white shirt, beige/navy trousers and a pastel hued jacket or a waistcoat.
Suunil Kini MD- Image Gurukul is an ardent fan of linen. He believes linen is perfect for the humid summer in tropical countries such as India. It lends an effortlessly stylish look while keeping you comfortable and fresh. Check out some of his summer looks in linen.
Right Cluster and Layering-Do not shy away
A beige linen zipped jacket with a cotton sleeveless undershirt paired with white linen trousers & orange/rust loafers gives a “COOL LOOK”. The undershirt matches the orange/rust loafers and the wrist watch strap.
The trousers and zip jacket both in light colors but with different hues break the monotony. Adding trendy shades gives your eyes a spa.
Blue Linen trousers matched with a linen shacket with a cotton undershirt is an ideal cluster for the warm summer. The linen being porous acts as a ventilator and allows the air in. The thin cotton undershirt is a good sweat absorbent fabric coupled with sunglasses.
If jackets are too much for you, try layering with linen waistcoats. You get them in a variety of colours and depending on the intensity of the colour, it can be worn at work or even a casual evening out.
For a Business casual look; team up a crisp white linen shirt with beige trousers and a sherbet hued linen jacket. Accessorize with tan belt and oxford shoes.
A pastel or neutral-tone linen-blend blazer is one of the most effortlessly refined summer pieces available to men and lends itself well to any occasion.
Whatever the occasion, linen when styled well, gives a smart look while keeping you ventilated. Always look for good quality linen outfits and you will own an enviable wardrobe. Aim to select outfits that can be layered and worn on repeat in different combinations.
So will you be considering some key linen pieces in your wardrobe this summer?
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