Everyone loves the look of a cool and natural linen shirt on anyone, especially on a man. But, what are the advantages vs the disadvantages?
First, here are the pluses:
It’s a versatile fabric. Although it is most commonly worn in warm weather, it can be worn anytime.
It is natural. Linen is made from the flax plant. As it is a plant, that means any item of linen clothing is made from a renewable resource, making it an environmentally friendly option. Also, being natural makes it especially good for men who suffer from allergies and who may react to synthetic fabrics or dyes.
It is lightweight. Linen shirts for men are a popular choice for warm weather as the fabric is light and fluid. It’s also absorbent and wicks moisture away from the body. It feels comfortably soft against the skin and in fact, improves with age and wear.
It is lint free. This makes linen shirts for men easy to care for and wear.
It is hard wearing. Linen is 2 or 3 times stronger than cotton, so imagine how long lasting they really are. Add to that, that linen is resistant to moths and dirt and you are on to a winner!
Of course, there are a few minuses to linen. Here they are:
It can be expensive. As linen undergoes a costly and complex manufacturing process and due to it’s natural origin, it is often a costly choice. However, it does impart a rich and luxurious feel to the wearer.
It wrinkles. As for anyone, linen shirts for men can become wrinkly pretty quickly. Choose a soft, fluid linen to minimize this problem.
It sags. Linen isn’t an elastic fabric, so it can bag at points of wear, such as the elbows.