Beat the Heat with a Linen Shirt or Suit

I want to wear nothing but linen shirts and linen suits all the time! I don’t remember having a hotter summer than the one we’re having right now. Linen clothes are such a great way to beat the heat, but I think guys are afraid to try wearing the loose, breathable fabric. There’s an inherent fear of looking like an extra straight off the set of Miami Vice. I totally get this fear, but I’m here to tell you linen is so much more than Mai Tais and South Beach. When done right, one can wear linen from the weekend to the workday. So this summer, take a chance, and ditch the cotton shirts for some linen.


A casual weekend outfit using a linen shirt.
Linen Shirt Weekend Outfit

Linen Shirt: Todd Snyder  //  Chinos: J. Crew

Belt: J. McLaughlin  //  Sneakers: New Balance  //  Sunglasses: Persol

Business Casual

A business casual outfit using a linen shirt and jacket.
Linen Shirt and Jacket Business Casual Outfit

Linen Shirt: Brooks Brothers  //  Linen Trousers: Brooks Brothers  //  Linen Jacket: Southern Proper

Belt: Black Brown 1826  //  Loafers: To Boot New York  //  Pocket Square: Drake’s


A formal outfit using a linen shirt and suit.
Linen Shirt and Suit Formal Outfit

Linen Suit: Todd Snyder  //  Linen Shirt: Saint Laurent  //  Belt: Magnanni

Tie: The Tie Bar  //  Linen Socks: Saks Fifth Avenue  //  Oxfords: To Boot New York