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Can you wear green in winter?

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Would be fine without a tie IMO. Wouldn't wear it in a conservative suit/tie outfit but would work in casual outfits for sure. This is a pretty neutral green.
 

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You can wear any color you want in any season you want. Minty greens are not the easiest colors to pair, but sure, you could make it work.

That said, this looks like a linen shirt, which might look out of place, and will provide nearly zero warmth in the winter.
 

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1. Not all linen is created equally. I have one of Drake's heavy japanese linen chore coats. It's a *very* heavy linen canvas, probably well above any suiting weight, and yeah, it's pretty good in, say, the 50s. I've considered writing an article about linen's broad range for a while now. But the shirt in OP does not look like winter weight linen. It looks like shirting weight linen shirting in a linen weave. It will provide zero warmth.

2. So, the blogger here is wearing, up top, a base layer, the linen jumpsuit, the sweater, a scarf and the overcoat. I think it's say to say that she'd be pretty cozy up top without the jumpsuit covering some of her torso. The strange thing, though, is the bottom half. The bottom half is a cropped linen relaxed through the leg. It doesn't even look like heavy linen, and even assuming that the base layer is doing a whole lot of work, there's no way that skin around her ankles isn't suffering. Even if that linen were wool, the hem is so wide open that the jumpsuit just can't be adding an appreciable amount of warmth. The linen jumpsuit also happens to look pretty light, and she describes it as such here: http://www.motifiedblog.com/blog/sotela-warm-weather-collection. So this strikes me as a strange, dishonest-looking article. Which is a shame, because this point could have been made a lot better without the weird gimmick. Oh well, I'm already at work on that myself, so...
 

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1. Not all linen is created equally. I have one of Drake's heavy japanese linen chore coats. It's a *very* heavy linen canvas, probably well above any suiting weight, and yeah, it's pretty good in, say, the 50s. I've considered writing an article about linen's broad range for a while now. But the shirt in OP does not look like winter weight linen. It looks like shirting weight linen shirting in a linen weave. It will provide zero warmth.

2. So, the blogger here is wearing, up top, a base layer, the linen jumpsuit, the sweater, a scarf and the overcoat. I think it's say to say that she'd be pretty cozy up top without the jumpsuit covering some of her torso. The strange thing, though, is the bottom half. The bottom half is a cropped linen relaxed through the leg. It doesn't even look like heavy linen, and even assuming that the base layer is doing a whole lot of work, there's no way that skin around her ankles isn't suffering. Even if that linen were wool, the hem is so wide open that the jumpsuit just can't be adding an appreciable amount of warmth. The linen jumpsuit also happens to look pretty light, and she describes it as such here: http://www.motifiedblog.com/blog/sotela-warm-weather-collection. So this strikes me as a strange, dishonest-looking article. Which is a shame, because this point could have been made a lot better without the weird gimmick. Oh well, I'm already at work on that myself, so...
What about something like this, for winter?


I know it’s 100% linen, it doesn’t really look much different from regular dress pants. Would the fabric look out of place in winter? Not too concerned with warmth… when it gets cold I just wear an overcoat and that works for me
 

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think it depends on where you live. I'd wear linen year-round in the Southwest, Florida, etc. I don't wear linen in the winter in Michigan -- not just because of whether I'd feel cold/warm but because how linen looks and wrinkles is more typical of a warm-weather look. Those dress pants will also wrinkle and rumple during the day, so by the end of the day they're not going to look nearly as neat as when they are freshly pressed.
 

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think it depends on where you live. I'd wear linen year-round in the Southwest, Florida, etc. I don't wear linen in the winter in Michigan -- not just because of whether I'd feel cold/warm but because how linen looks and wrinkles is more typical of a warm-weather look. Those dress pants will also wrinkle and rumple during the day, so by the end of the day they're not going to look nearly as neat as when they are freshly pressed.
Yeah man that's what I figured... I have some cotton/linen dress pants that are ok year round... But 100% linen is probably a no go. Thanks man
 

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What about something like this, for winter?


I know it’s 100% linen, it doesn’t really look much different from regular dress pants. Would the fabric look out of place in winter? Not too concerned with warmth… when it gets cold I just wear an overcoat and that works for me
I mean, 270g linen pants... would not be warm enough for me, and will probably wrinkle the way linen pants do, so probably not. Then again, if you wear cotton/linen in the winter, and you're really not worried about warmth, you can already try it. It'll look different, but you might be able to work the vibe. Maybe like a crispy heavy workwear vibe?
 

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I mean, 270g linen pants... would not be warm enough for me, and will probably wrinkle the way linen pants do, so probably not. Then again, if you wear cotton/linen in the winter, and you're really not worried about warmth, you can already try it. It'll look different, but you might be able to work the vibe. Maybe like a crispy heavy workwear vibe?
I think I'm better off not going with it. My cotton/linen trousers hardly wrinkle... And my main concern was it just looking out of place bc of wrinkling and the texture. Def not really going for that workwear vibe. I gotta go with the advice you and others have provided and avoid it! thanks for ur input bro!
 

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