Summer Fabrics: Linen

With the temperature inching above the mark for comfort, it’s a wonder how one can add creativity to a wardrobe without perspiring the life out of you. In situations like these it’s important to remember, fabrics are key. Linen is one of those fundamental fabrics. Light in texture, yet rich in manner.

Brief History

Linen is a textile made from the fibers of the flax plant. Dating as far back as 8000 B.C., it was even used as wrapping during the mummification process as well as a form of currency among Historic Egyptians. Linen is produced by harvest of the flax plant, in which the fibers are loosened from the stalk. After a meticulous process, the fibers are then spun, or woven into linen textiles.



• Irish Linen Suit Vest – J. Crew

• Pinstripe Button-down – Ralph Lauren, Vintage

• Leather Belt – Yves Saint Laurent, Vintage

• Linen Bowery Pant – J. Crew

Suede Buck Shoe – Land’s End