All Linen Everything

Now that we’re in the dog days of summer, staying cool is priority one. Nothing keeps you cooler than choosing a light and breathable fabric. Linen is always my go-to on the hottest days when I want to stay tailored. Here’s a look that does linen on linen on linen.

Saks Linen Blazer - He Spoke Style

| WEARING | Saks blazer and pants, Reiss shirt, Luciano Barbera tie, Watch c/o Uniform Wares, Oliver Peoples sunglasses, Tateossian and L. Jonas bracelets, Loafers c/o Allen Edmonds | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

I’ve heard some people say that you shouldn’t combine linens. I don’t know what the rationale is, but I don’t buy it. The season dictates the kind of fabrics that are comfortable to wear. And when it’s summer and hot, there’s no reason to not combine a linen blazer, linen pants, and a linen shirt.

Linen shirts always tend to fit a little looser than cotton shirts of the same brand and size. If this bothers you, you can certainly get your linen shirt tailored, but you’d be defeating the purpose, in my opinion. A linen shirt should fit a little bit looser than your regular shirts – it helps with the cooling effect and keeps it breezy.

Linen, like cotton, wrinkles very easily. So remember to embrace the suck. Make sure you’ve got a decent garment steamer to quickly touch up each piece before heading out of the house and an quality iron for pressing in trouser creases.

Saks Linen Blazer Luciano Barbera Tie - He Spoke Style

All Linen - He Spoke Style

Allen Endmonds Grand Cayman Loafers - He Spoke Style

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style


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  • The Kentucky Gent

    I definitely need to invest in a steamer, currently I’m that guy who hangs clothes up in the bathroom while he showers to get rid of wrinkles. #NoShame

    Josh | The Kentucky Gent

    • Brian Sacawa

      Does that actually work? I’ve never had much luck with that method.

      • The Kentucky Gent

        I usually only go this route when I’m traveling, but even then I’m using it for t-shirts or thin button-downs with a little wrinkle release spray. It works well enough on those kind of items, but I don’t think so well on things like suits/jackets/etc.

  • Liamoliver

    Hey this looks great but I have not tried it . Looking forward to have one of such from my bespoke tailors

  • centimo123

    I can’t say any words..Its awesome
    I love the watches,, its classy. And the linen suit, you look so convenience..