Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Summer Linen

Image source: The Sartorialist via Dandy Fashioner

I wear linen when it's above 28 degrees. It makes me look and feel cool and I am dressed properly with a casual feel which is nice in the heat.

Every man should have at least two or three linen suits in his summer wardrobe. With linen you can mix and match and dress it up or down - and the great thing about linen is it is easy to care for and it looks even better when it creases.

Linen shines in natural colours like beige, camel, brown, white and olive. Darker linens lend themselves to more formal situations. Dress up a linen suit with a crisp shirt, pocket square and tie. For a more casual look lose the tie and team the jacket with a pair of jeans and a light cotton shirt or just wear the trousers with an open neck linen shirt. Wear leather sandals instead of shoes and roll your jacket sleeves up for an Italian look. Linen also lends itself to accessories. A Panama hat, scarf, leather or metal bracelets and maybe even a vest.

The gentleman above has nailed the linen look with his terrific personal style and the fit of his suit. A tailor made linen suit can be had at Pernac from $549 and below is a lovely rich brown fabric that is both stylish and versatile.

Visit Pernac to find out how to create your own design tailor made linen suit.

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