Stylish Weekends | December 13, 2015 | Fashion
Loosen up with men’s linen:
sartorial inspiration for brunching in style
In the words of Hardy Amies,
a man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and then forgotten all about them.
Brunch may be the epitome of laid-back dining, but it’s worth more than pyjamas. Linen is a tactile, adaptable staple that works all year round – think muted colours, unstructured styles and layering.
The blazer: A weekend blazer is the seasonal transition staple. Layer up with sweaters and scarves on chilly days and couple with a plain t-shirt on warmer ones.
Our favourite is the Reiss melange linen blazer (£155), made from pure linen and woven into a grey salt and pepper blend.
Style notes: For relaxed cool, wear with a crisp white shirt, chinos and penny loafers.
Image source: Reiss.com
The shirt: Boden still focuses on relaxed casual – a collaboration with artist Mark Hearld cemented its position as a peculiarly British retailer.
Its ‘favourite’ linen shirts (£55) are semi-fitted, with full-length sleeves ready for casual rolling up.
Style notes: Pair with a slim-leg jean or original chino to give your look classic masculinity.
Image source: Boden.co.uk
The trousers: So much more comfortable than jeans, linen trousers are a weekend classic. This slim-fitting design from Ted Baker (£95) features unobtrusive design features. Available in charcoal and navy, but we like this teal version.
Style notes: Team with desert boots and a mid-length double-breasted jacket.
Image source: Johnlewis.com