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All Linen Everything

August 10th, 2015

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

Brian Sacawa

Brian Sacawa is the Founder of He Spoke Style and one of the original men’s style influencers. Since 2013, his goal has remained the same: to provide men the advice and inspiration they need to dress well, develop their personal style, and gain more confidence. Brian’s interest and passion for men’s style and luxury watches has led to his writing for The Robb Report, The Rake, and Sotheby’s and he has been quoted on menswear in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,, Brides Magazine, and the Huffington Post. He lives in the woods north of Baltimore with his wife, Robin, kitties Nick and Nora, and German Shepherd/Collie mix Charlie.

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