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post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

Was it lined? I agree that you want a quarter-lined (at most) jacket if you're in the heavier linens. I have had some linen jackets in the past with light fabric but that were, for some strange reason, completely lined. It takes a lot away from the breathe-ability of linen.
A heavier linen on its own shouldn't be as cumbersome as denim. It might feel heavy at first or actually be warm to the touch on the surface, but you shouldn't feel any of that while it is being worn.

the full linen garments were shirts, not jackets smile.gif
my linen jacket is half cotton blend, 1/4th lined, comfortable even last week at 85* smile.gif
post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by Trompe le Monde View Post

the full linen garments were shirts, not jackets smile.gif
my linen jacket is half cotton blend, 1/4th lined, comfortable even last week at 85* smile.gif

Ah, gotcha. You know, linen shirts are a strange animal. I have had several that refuse to soften up (even after several washings) and some that have gone from heavy sandpaper to a light, almost cotton-like feel after only a couple wearings. It appears to be a crap shoot.

I'm not familiar with linen shirting fabrics, but I assume, much to your point, that there is a huge range and that the differences are easy to spot while being worn.
post #18 of 26
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Originally Posted by Trompe le Monde View Post

ive had some Irish linen sport shirts from last summer's BB collection... wears almost like denim. i cant imagine something like that, or heavier, as an outergarment in a summer's day. (though i do live in the south)
to each his own

I wear it when it's 90 degrees plus. Manton is a fan of the Irish linen suits as well and he's very sensitive to heat.
post #19 of 26
Lining is the key. I'm wearing a beautiful navy herringbone linen jacket from Zegna, that unfortunately is fully lined and wears very warm.
post #20 of 26
Has anyone tried totally unlined linen? How does it behave?

I recently got a navy herringbone linen jacket too - it's self faced with buggy lining. It's currently cold and wet in England so I have yet to see how it wears in the heat.
post #21 of 26
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Has anyone tried totally unlined linen? How does it behave?
I recently got a navy herringbone linen jacket too - it's self faced with buggy lining. It's currently cold and wet in England so I have yet to see how it wears in the heat.

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post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by E,TF View Post

Has anyone tried totally unlined linen? How does it behave?
I recently got a navy herringbone linen jacket too - it's self faced with buggy lining. It's currently cold and wet in England so I have yet to see how it wears in the heat.

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Any possibility of cross-posting the pictures?
post #23 of 26
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Thanks!
post #24 of 26

I think the only hiccup would be that it tends to wrinkle but I prefer it during summer.

post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Isn't brown for farmers?

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Can anyone point me to a retailer for some nice relaxed drawstring linen pants? I thought bonobos used to have them, but now I don't see them.

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