Sunday, May 20, 2018

Linen Shirts in Your Wadrobe?

Photo by Salt Water New England



11 comments:

  1. The linen shirt, from afar, looks fine. Get up close and the wrinkles are very visible. For this reason, I, for one, do not own linen clothing. Susan

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    1. But that is part of the charm of linen!! I adore it!

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  2. Oh, I love the easy drape and wrinkle of linen! It's about the only thing I can bear to wear in my Alabama summers. But I rarely iron it; it seems only to accentuate the creases if every other inch is ironed. I hang it to dry on the line, and occasionally steam it if it looks like it's been slept in.

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  3. Linen, for my money, is the fabric best for travel. It dries more quickly than cotton and
    looks quite presentable after a pass or two with the hotel iron. It has a more luxurious heft than cotton and, is very durable.

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  4. I've been considering linen a lot and am very appreciative of this post and comments. The Mercer shirt is lovely.

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  5. As someone who doesn't like to show a lot of skin in the warmer months, but who still wants to feel the warm breeze and stay dry and cool, I very much appreciate linen. The wrinkle is part of its charm. It feels lived in even when it's brand new.

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  6. I have one nice linen shirt from Brooks but it's mostly for wear around the house. The wrinkles in linen are somewhere between charming and not so much. My preferred summer fabric in long sleeve shirts is seersucker.

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  7. My problem is I no longer look young and cute in wrinkled linen. I have enough wrinkles! So, alas, I will leave it to the pretty young girls and boys who look good in everything. On me its a potato sack, but I still admire it!

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    1. Oh Penny I am with you! Even my wrinkled madras skirts make me feel frump these days!

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  8. I thought Mercer only did men's clothing. What do you think of the fit?

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  9. I love linen in the summer and wear it as much as possible. I very rarely iron them and they look fine. Wrinkled, but fine.

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