Let linen be your saviour for summer

Linen is a wonderful canvas fabric and an excellent sartorial choice for the extremely warm season. From pants and jackets to shirts and even shoes, it can be worn in a very wide variety of shapes so make sure you are taking full advantage of this fabric in summer.

Rohan Khattar, Founder of Minizmo, an affordable men’s wear brand and Celebrity stylist Avneet Chadha gives some perfect ways to wear linen for men.

* To wear linen confidently is to embrace the material’s relaxed crumpledness, and the easiest way to do this is with a linen suit. Ideal for a relaxed summer wedding, particularly in a shade of tan, a simple two-piece allows you to beat the heat and still look smart.

* Finish with a checked shirt in crisp cotton to add in both contrasting textures and patterns. If you are wearing a linen suit, you should know that a white linen suit will have a more vintage vibe than a navy or brown suit, which feature a more modern feel. From an aesthetic point of view, you will not have best results if you are wearing linen from head to toe: break it down with some cotton!

* To stay breezy but still business-appropriate, go halves on your suit with a neatly cut linen blazer. Trousers are more prone to creasing from sitting down, so keep them freshly pressed in a dark cotton or cotton blend and opt for a lighter jacket up top.

* A white linen shirt is an excellent all-rounder when it comes to summer dressing. Owing to its laid-back appeal, a well-cut version can slide under a suit to tone down a more formal look, or sit over a T-shirt and shorts to take a casual combination up a notch. You can experiment with the colours as well. One could go for a sky blue version or try light pink.

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