(jmswentworth @ Mar. 25 2005,14:16) I personally would only buy a linen suit in either a beige/oatmeal color or a tan. I would never buy one in navy, and God forbid never, never in black. Linen is a summer cloth, so it should be in light summer colors. Then you should look into patterned linen shirts, such as stripes, etc. Edit: OOOPPSS.. I thought shirts, not suit. Â Â DO NOT under any circumstances buy a multicoloured stiped linen suit.. But a linen suit done is a beautiful dove grey is tasteful and elegant. Personaly I think grey is far too dull. Dove grey dull??? It is a beautiful colour. Can you give an example of the exact tone of the colour.