leaving aside the people who don't know any better, do any of you actually support patterned linen?
Maybe I don't know any better, however I do own a few short-sleeve sportshirts in linen for casual weekend and beach/pool wear. At least 1 of them has very faint stripes. Somewhat similar in style to these, but without the ribbed sleeves in the second:
Although, I do understand that you're talking primarily about suiting.