Linen

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dstarz, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. dstarz

    dstarz Member

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    Hi!

    Can one wear a silk tie with a linen suit, or should the ensemble be all linen, shirt included?
     
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  2. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    Mixing fabrics and textures is good, and an all linen look would probably be a bit too much. Silk tie indeed, especially if you're going with a linen shirt. Silk ties are all weather.
     


  3. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    You can definitely wear a silk tie with a linen shirt and there is no rule that says you should or must wear all linen when you're wearing a linen suit. I have no issue with an all linen look provided there is some differentiation in weight, texture, etc., but it's definitely not essential and would not be my first choice.
     


  4. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I often wear a silk knit tie with my linen suits.
     


  5. bourbonbasted

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    I prefer a more casual texture given the (generally) casual nature of linen. The wrinkles and bunching gives it a lot of personality and will look odd juxtaposed with a shiny silk tie. If you do go silk I'd recommend knitted, slubby, shantung or (at the very least) a matte appearance.

    I wouldn't wear a linen shirt with a linen jacket unless you're on an island.
     
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  6. countdemoney

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    Silk tie and and a linen suit are fine. Raw silk ties have a great look to go with linen.
     


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