Add a dash of linen to your wardrobe and enjoy a complete style-transformation
By Samrat Amarnani, CEO and founder of Collars & Cuffs
Linen is one of various breathable yet stylish fabrics to wear in hot weather conditions, dating back to ancient Egyptian days. Therefore, it is not a surprise that linen has undergone a fashion rebirth befitting modern standards, especially considering the unprecedented increase in global heating.
Sustainable Properties of Linen
- Climate control: Let’s start with the most important attribute: it is breathable. In the summer heat, linen is designed to keep one cooler with its weave and flax fibres' inherent qualities that allows it to not cling to the body. If you have a social event during the day and want to enhance your bespoke look, make linen your go-to fabric. On colder days, it retains your body heat and makes you feel warmer than other fabrics.
- Durability: One of the most important things about linen is that it is a durable fabric; 30% stronger than cotton. Though it has a stiff feel on initial wear due to its long-fibre composition, linen becomes softer with washing while retaining its resilience, even after multiple washes. After all, nothing feels worse than noticing a rip or a disfiguration of your clothes, especially one that was tailor-made for you.
- Go green or greener: Linen is one of the most biodegradable and stylish fabrics. Additionally, it requires less water to produce, especially when compared with a much more common fabric like cotton. It is lasting and natural making it the most sustainable choice you can opt for in fabrics.
What’s the linen craze about?
Linen is particularly light and loosely woven which allows heat to escape from your body; furthermore, it effortlessly absorbs moisture and dries quickly. What a nifty fabric!
For a trendy, dapper look, you can don more vibrant colours especially the light and baby blue to stand out in all seasons and attract attention. Complement your bespoke aura with a linen shirt and a neutral pair of chinos or trousers by Collars & Cuffs and you are good to go.
You can always experiment with Cuban collars on a shirt or a safari-style pocket, for example, both of which representing unique methods to enhance your appearance. Do not be afraid of exploring the potential of linen to unlock your dandy fashion sense.
No matter your choice and colour preference, make sure you are dressed for the occasion across seasons to make an effortless statement of style all year round.
Stay stylish, stay cool, stay unique!