According to Business Insider, the linen shirt fabric is touted as the perfect solution for hot summer days — but it's a nightmare to actually wear. While they agree that the linen is cool and effortless, they have a problem with the wrinkled look and how it feels on the skin. However, they say that solution for inadequate proprieties of linen, is to look for really expensive linen.
Linen is made from fibers derived from the flax plant and it will keep you dry and stop you from overheating for the most part. Linen has a reputation to be the world’s strongest natural fiber, as it is twenty times stronger than cotton. As a result, linen shirts can last for a very long time. In terms of casual shirts, linen is one of our favorites. More so than any other fabric, it’s perfect when worn with swim shorts or cotton suits and a tie for a summer wedding which is almost always planned as a less formal event.
To make your summer shirt wardrobe choices much easier, we've scoured the market for the best linen shirts for every style and occasion.
The Gigi Green Camp Collar Shirt
Casual shirt in linen from The Gigi. Wear it untucked with a pair of shorts on the way to the beach or layered underneath an unstructured jacket and dress trousers. It features a wide camp collar, two chest pockets, and a regular cut.
Finamore Bandero Linen Sport Shirt
Handmade in Italy for Axel's Ltd. this superlight cotton-linen blend features a spread collar, Australian Mother-of-Pearl buttons, trim fit and single-button rounded cuffs that are moved slightly higher to allow space for a watch.
100Hands Brown Irish Linen Popover Shirt
This brown Irish linen popover shirt comes from 100Hands Goldline and is made with a one-piece collar and single cuffs. The brown linen fabric pairs well with casual clothing, such as denim and linen, as with formal attire, such as summer blazers and suits.
Blugiallo Solbiati Beige Linen Shirt
Beige linen shirt from one of the best linen mills, the renowned Italian weaver Solbiati. The fabric comes with an aloe vera treatment that contributes to the soft finish of the shirt, and capable of absorbing moisture. This linen shirt is a key piece in the spring and summer wardrobe and it fits perfectly with denim or cotton trousers.
Mazzarelli x Frans Boone Sand Linen Shirt
The Mazzarelli x Frans Boone shirts are only using the best suppliers for the fabric and are always finished with the handstitched details. The fit is slim, with enough sleeve length for guys up to 195cm. This Monti linen looks great with shorts on the beach or in town paired with grey (linen) trousers.
Finamore Sergio Gaeta Linen Shirt
A summery essential for stylish smart-casual looks: Neapolitan label Finamore has updated the design of the striped casual shirt 'Sergio Gaeta' with airy lightweight linen and a contemporary silhouette.