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Linen suits are the perfect ensemble for summer weddings and other more formal functions. Besides their lightweight fabrication, they make for an easy ‘I’m-not-trying-hard-but-happen-to-look-great’ look. The main fashion faux pas men repeatedly make: looking like a frumpy old man in a outdated suit. Linen is a fabric that wrinkles and stretches out the moment you leave the house, so fit and tailoring are essential.

 

To master the linen suit look this summer, follow our stylist approved master checklist below:

Pants should lack a break and be shorter than your usual office suits. It is ok to show a bit of ankle.

Waistband should be quite tight without suffocating. Linen suits often look best without a belt, so be sure your pants can stay up on their own.

Always opt for a fitted jacket that hugs the body – avoid any boxy styles as they will only get larger with wear.

Sock-less loafers are a great option for keeping the look fresh and current. Whichever footwear you choose to go with, be sure to stay away from cumbersome styles.

Add a pocket square to elevate you look and incorporate color. This also helps make linen feel less casual.

Opt for suiting pieces that are mixed with other fabrics (preferably cotton or silk) to minimize the amount of creasing.

Feel free to play with color. You’re not stuck with white when it comes to linen, as many men assume. Your options are completely endless.

 

Scroll down to see some of our favorite linen suit looks for summer from some very stylish men.

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