Shoul linen shirts fit the same as cotton shirts?

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  1. Richard Pryor

    Richard Pryor Senior member

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    Or are they suppose to be more baggie?

    Getting a MTM linen shirt tomorrow to use casually and wanted to know how much I should alter the fit.
     
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    lee_44106 Senior member

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    why did you pick linen for the shirt over cotton?
     
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    That really depends on how you wear your cotton shirts. But I like mine to be looser fitting. Tight, rough linen doesn't feel too good against the skin and a big advantage of linen is air being able to flow through the open weave and onto your skin.
     
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    Depends on what look you're going for. I have fuller linens and slim ones, but only slim cotton shirts.
     
  5. Richard Pryor

    Richard Pryor Senior member

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    why did you pick linen for the shirt over cotton?

    It's summer and 100degrees out there.
     
  6. Richard Pryor

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    That really depends on how you wear your cotton shirts. But I like mine to be looser fitting. Tight, rough linen doesn't feel too good against the skin and a big advantage of linen is air being able to flow through the open weave and onto your skin.

    I wear my cotton tight. Thought on making this linen looser, but not balloon type.

    Any pics of how linen shirts should fit?
     
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    For example, how's the fit of this shirt? [​IMG]
     

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