Originally Posted by BlvdDandy
The linen is soft and slubby (that's a streetwear term too, friends) and more than anything else, heavy. As in, the shirt itself weighs significantly more than the other non-linen shirts I got. That being said, the weave is, well, typical of linen, in that when you hold it up to light it's more translucent than regular cotton (like looking through a fine screen door). I imagine this will make it cooler in the heat. I don't have a lot of linen against which to compare it, but wearing one of them today was great.
I got fabrics H and C--Dark Navy and Bluish Grey.
It compares well with the only other linen shirt I own, which is a short-sleeve made by somebody I can't remember (not at all high-end). It's probably a bit coarser than I would imagine very high-end linen might be, but I really don't have a basis for comparison. Like BlvdDandy, I found it comfortable to wear, and as with other Jantzens it appears well made. I got the light apple-green color, which is light and cool in color. The swatch on the janzten site (fabric "O") is fairly representative, at least on my monitor, although it may be just a hair lighter in real life.