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From men’s shirts to women’s dresses: all the ways to wear linen this summer

   

Are you looking for that impeccable look, a simple chic style that can offer cool, crisp comfort, even when the hottest summer weather puts a strain on the day? The key is to choose the right fabric to guarantee breathability on the skin, as well as thermal conductivity. In a word: linen.


Linen is one of the world’s oldest fabrics. Made with plant fibres and well known for its hardwearing quality, linen can bring men’s and women’s shirts to life, creating iconic items with timeless appeal. Pale shades and solid colours, worn with jeans or a practical pair of cotton pants to give you the ideal mix for casual outfits to show off in the workplace. Patterns, special shades and elegant combinations, make this the perfect wardrobe staple when it comes to creating formal, elegant looks.


Shirts with cutaway collar or mandarin collar, and solid-colour shirts with long sleeves, through to the growing trend for men’s shirts in a range of patterns, varying from stripes to prints. Summer 2019 is all about the different linen ideas that are just ready to suit any style or need. 


As far as concerns womenswear, the range now includes more shirts, blouses and midi dresses, decorated with a long row of buttons, or in oversized volumes for an even comfier fit. Let’s take a look at some of the examples that can inspire your wardrobe choices with touches of unmistakable class, in line with the very latest trends.

Bowling is trendy 


Elegant sporty-casual style makes this the coolest wardrobe choice for the coming summer seasons. Of course, we are talking about the bowling shirt, an extremely versatile item, for wearing with or without a T-shirt, creating a more or less sporty look. Perfect for those who want an outfit to pop, even on the hottest days of the year. 


 


A sporty, casual effect


A men’s linen shirt should always be on the list of must-haves in every respectable gentleman's wardrobe. If you are looking for a sporty casual look, then why not choose a washed shirt with mandarin collar and deconstructed cuffs, for a soft, cool effect? Always perfect, wash after wash, and iron after iron, it adds a naturally lived-in and at the same time, elegant touch. 


 


Summer shades 


As blue as the sea and as yellow as the sun. This summer’s colours come together and stand out on every printed 100% linen shirt made in this fine fabric by Thomas Mason. Its particular colours come from a blue print that recreates an opaque blue background with elegant touches of yellow. For an impeccable, sporty look.

No-frills style in one colour 


Another diametrically opposed choice, but one that is just as elegant, thanks to its no-frills style, is the white shirt, perfect when worn with white canvas shoes and pale neutrals such as ivory, beige or khaki.


 


Exclusively chic prints


If you’re looking for a chic item to wear on a hot summer’s evening or for lunch along the seafront, then the washed shirt is a perfect choice to add a sporty casual note that is bound to stand out. The redesigned cutaway collar and round cuffs are soft and deconstructed here too. The tailor fit wash has brand new volumes, a slim fit in smaller sizes and a comfier fit in the larger ones, according to the very the best tailoring traditions used to make them.


 


Comfortable fits for women


Do you need a chic look for a lunch al fresco or beachside? Why not try a linen tunic? Its sober elegance will surely get you noticed. This comfortable linen shirt, dyed using a special process known as “Old Storm”, is ultra-soft to the touch and creates unique colour tones. The button fastening on the front is visible, while the edging conceals handy pockets and extravagant splits, for a style that is both sensual and elegant. You’ll find it in the green, white and blue shades that can suit any occasion.


Also on the subject of comfy chic, how can you say no to an ultra-cool blouse in 100% linen with short flared sleeves and a boat neck? The perfect pairing with pants or a skirt, whatever the occasion. 


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