A Brief Note on Spring/Summer's Essential: The Linen Suit

Words by, Igee Okafor

Photography by, Henry Sol

Where suiting is concerned when the temperatures start to rise, look no further than linen: one of the lightest fabrics you could wear to keep you looking as cool as possible no matter how hot it gets. 

When it comes to wearing linen suits, there are a variety of ways to approach it. The delicate nature of the fabric that makes it extra inspiriting embraces styling that is a bit more crisp, pristine, and simple. I prefer wearing linen suits a bit dressed down. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try to steam, or iron, the fabric can get rumpled easily so I choose to play to that effect by opting for more versatile, and relaxed looks. The addition of a knit polo is a distinctive way of doing that. 

Utilizing neutral colors when it comes to choosing styles is a good idea. As a shopper who is investing in a suit you will wear more often that not, you want to be able to make the most of every facet your suiting calls for. Different shades of white, blue, brown will keep you covered. With these colors, multiples outfits can be created with great use of shirting, shoes, and accessories. 


Linen Suit / InstitchuSuede Tasselled Loafers / Morjas . Aviator / Warby Parker . The Manero Flyback / Carl F. Bucherer . Polo Shirt / Paul Smith

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