As the weather warms up, you may be wondering how to transition your wardrobe whilst staying polished and stylish. Our answer lies in the use of a natural fiber known for its strength, durability, and breathability…linen. A linen suit is a timeless staple in any gentleman's collection and is perfect for staying cool in the spring and summer.
The Importance of Fit
Fit is important for any suit…but it is especially important that a linen suit fits just right due to the fabric's tendency to wrinkle. A well-fitting suit is less likely to wrinkle and lose the shape of its cut over time. With that said, slight wrinkling is inevitable when wearing a linen suit and makes up some of the charm. As the suit gets slightly worn-in throughout the day, it looks less stiff and more relaxed.
Benefits of Wearing Linen
There are countless advantages to wearing linen that makes it the perfect fabric for those warmer months. Linen is naturally moisture-wicking which keeps you feeling comfortable and cool in hot weather. In addition, it is known as one of the most robust natural fibers used in textiles, even beating out cotton in durability. With proper care and washing, a linen suit is an investment that will surely stand the test of time. Best of all, not only is linen good to wear, it’s also good for the environment!
Here’s a great article if you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of linen.
When and Where to Wear a Linen Suit
You may be wondering…but when can I wear a linen suit? Linen suits are ideal for summer weddings and social gatherings such as business outings, brunches, day parties and nights out. If your company’s dress code allows for more casual attire, you can wear a sharp gray or blue linen suit to work as well (although this is up for debate). A linen suit is extremely versatile and can be made to fit a variety of occasions depending on how it’s accessorized. Check out the Gentleman's Cafe Blog to see how they styled a linen suit for four different occasions: wedding, work, leisure, and vacation.