I love linen and cotton both, but IME, cotton wears cooler on me than linen. Linen woven at very light weights is a rather dismal performer compared to (say) 6-7 ounce cotton. Hence my linen only comes out when the summer moderates a little. And it's great for California (at least the parts I go to, which never get hot). I wear linen-cotton shirts or pure linen exclusively from about May-September.
4/17/15 at 7:33am