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post #98356 of 109053
Nice, one dude's reaction coupled with wikipedia citations. Sweet article indeed.

He neglected to reference the bit in wikipedia that says: "When properly prepared, linen fabric has the ability to absorb and lose water rapidly. Linen can absorb a fair amount of moisture without feeling unpleasantly damp to the skin, unlike cotton and wool"

Which probably is the biggest reason Linen is considered a summer fabric.

Also "Linen is a very durable, strong fabric, and one of the few that are stronger wet than dry. The fibers do not stretch, and are resistant to damage from abrasion"
<- This too probably makes it a good summer fabric since it's nice having something that is thin/light but is still durable.

Plus "Linen is relatively easy to take care of, since it resists dirt and stains, has no lint or pilling tendency, and can be dry-cleaned, machine-washed or steamed. It can withstand high temperatures, and has only moderate initial shrinkage."

But he didn't bring those up huh? Yeah, personally not one to let my preference for something change because of an article where the author selectively only chose bits of information to share that match his stance, but do as you will!
post #98357 of 109053
I have linen sheets which really do keep you cool at night, but not that much linen outside of Orlebar Brown Shirts etc

Linen also makes great beach towels
post #98358 of 109053
Yeah I've wanted to pick up a beach towel ever since jet told me about it. Hasn't seemed super practical since I only go to the beach maybe 1-2x a year at most, but then again the word practicality seems a little bit silly coming from my own mouth.
post #98359 of 109053
The only thing I don't like about linen -- and doesn't get brought up much in articles -- is that in shirtings, it can get really, really dry after it's been washed and hung. So you have to spray it more with a water bottle, which adds to the ironing time. Otherwise, you risk damaging the cloth. Slightly a pain in the ass, but whatever.
post #98360 of 109053
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Originally Posted by arthur1640 View Post

Good read from the GQ fashion blog. Makes some pretty valid points about how linen is overtly praised. I tend to agree with some of the things he says. How people have blindly accepted this fabric as a summer go-to staple; how people have just fed into the belief that they should purchase linen clothing simply because it "should" correspond to summer wear overlooking some it's impracticalities.  For example, it is indeed wrinkly, translucent and scratchy. All true; not the most ideal adjectives to describe a piece of clothing (for any type of season). Linen also has a terrible drape; takes it's own shape. I realize that that should be part of the appeal of the fabric and the look of it but on a personal level, I don't want my shirts hanging and dangling regardless of whether or not it is summer.

Nonetheless, it's a good read. May perhaps deter some from ever touching linen again!


http://www.gq.com/style/blogs/the-gq-eye/2014/07/style-rant-linen-is-overrated.html

This guy has no idea what he's talking about. He basically mentioned every made-up drawback possible without any benefits. Please. He's never seen anyone look good in linen pants? Look at WAYWT...
post #98361 of 109053
I guess linen can be over rated if the only linen you interact with is the same jcrew over and over
post #98362 of 109053
Awesome story on eccentric aesthetes in Tangier, a northern Moroccan city that has long been a destination for European and American diplomats, spies, writers, and businessmen.

http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/11/the-aesthetes/?smid=tw-tmagazine

post #98363 of 109053
The power of all black errything



Quote:
WINCHESTER, Va. - The mystery “Woman in Black” arrived in Winchester, Virginia on Tuesday night, and now police are asking the public to respect her privacy. They say the woman who was seen walking along roadsides in several U.S. states over the last two months tells them she is from Winchester, and just wants to be left alone.

Around 9 p.m. Tuesday, Winchester police were called to the 2400 block of Valley Avenue, where about 50 people had gathered to see the “Woman in Black.” Officers took the woman to an undisclosed location and gave her food and shelter. Police say the woman wants local residents to know she intends to stay in Winchester and will be part of the community, and she is asking that the public respect her request for privacy.

The mysterious woman, dressed from head to toe in black, has been seen walking along roads and highways in several U.S. states over the last couple of months. There is now a "Where is the Mysterious Woman in Black?" Facebook page dedicated to her 500-mile journey, and a hashtag that's trending (#womaninblack).
post #98364 of 109053
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Awesome story on eccentric aesthetes in Tangier, a northern Moroccan city that has long been a destination for European and American degenerates.

FTFY
post #98365 of 109053

SZ user most likely.

post #98366 of 109053
The new rickdidas are so terrible, $800 for a basic shoe with a board strapped to it
post #98367 of 109053
Any objections to the new challenge being Floral? Keeping it fairly loose to include goth ninjas holding a black rose?
post #98368 of 109053
I think the more inclusive and loose the requirements are for the fit contests, the better - more people can participate and we get some creative entries.
post #98369 of 109053
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Originally Posted by ManofKent View Post

Any objections to the new challenge being Floral? Keeping it fairly loose to include goth ninjas holding a black rose?

Maybe I will enter

post #98370 of 109053
btw Man of Kent I really like your duck avatar
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