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circumspice

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I think I wear pink more in FW than SS, so my linen stuff tends to be blues and whites. Have some more saturated chambrays beyond the staple sky blue stuff. I don't own a white oxford, I don't think - Boston winters tend to be so dark, I tend to reach for color in the winter.
 

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not a big fan of linen shirts with most suits and sportcoats unless very casual. Linen just rumples too much. Linen-cotton will be better. Agree with light blue/pink to start. Since you'll generally want to wear them open-necked, consider a button-down or one-piece collar.
Great advice. Thank you!
 

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not a big fan of linen shirts with most suits and sportcoats unless very casual. Linen just rumples too much. Linen-cotton will be better. Agree with light blue/pink to start. Since you'll generally want to wear them open-necked, consider a button-down or one-piece collar.

+1 on not going for pure linen, though definitely personal preference, I love the feel of pure linen shirt for 5 minutes after a hour I hate how much it winkle… some definitely embrace it.
 

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I'm thinking about using Luxire to get a basic set of linen shirts to wear with suiting, sport coats and casually (chinos and denims). Any advice on colors/combos and styles?
The usual suspects. White, light blue/pink, bengal/pencil stripes (also in blue/pink), and then perhaps stripes of a friskier bent (yellow, aqua, etc.)
 

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not a big fan of linen shirts with most suits and sportcoats unless very casual. Linen just rumples too much. Linen-cotton will be better. Agree with light blue/pink to start. Since you'll generally want to wear them open-necked, consider a button-down or one-piece collar.
Zegna makes amazing linen dress shirts. I wear them all summer with suits at work. Canali and the other high-end Italians makers do the same. Light blue, white, and pink work well.
 

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+1 on not going for pure linen, though definitely personal preference, I love the feel of pure linen shirt for 5 minutes after a hour I hate how much it winkle… some definitely embrace it.
It's very hot and humid here in DC. No worries on wrinkling by lunchtime. Price of doing business.
 

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Thoughts on the fit?

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Color wise a bit too much going on for me but I think it still work, can’t really judge fit based on that pose though shoulder still clean collar still sits even with all that so good?
 

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