We are going to tell you a short story. Ready? Once upon a time, only high society could afford and/or was allowed to wear luxury linen clothing. The upper echelons consisted of monarchs, knights, priests, royalty, and the like. Things started to change, however, where linen fabric was concerned, around the 16th century. Linen became far more widespread. High-quality linen items soon ranged from clothing to tablecloths to bath towels to bedding and more.
Today, you will see people from all walks of life wearing linen apparel – and for good reason! There are many benefits to wearing linen trousers, shorts, dresses, linen shirts, blazers, and more. Let's face it, compared to other materials, linen has many of them (if not all of them) beat.
If you're still not sure, keep reading. We are going to introduce you to the benefits of linen.
Wear Linen for Comfort
This might be the biggest benefit of all when it comes to linen apparel. Though it can be worn year-round, linen is particularly comfortable in the summer. It’s lightweight, it breathes, and allows the wearer to stay cooler.
It's a Sustainable Fashion
Because, compared to cotton, flax plant cultivation is more sustainable, linen clothing falls under the category of environmentally friendly. It is becoming more and more popular because it is also ethically sourced.
Linen Is Versatile
For any event, you will be able to wear some type of linen. Attending a business meeting? Wear your linen suit with a tie. Be sure to wear a tie made from rough material as opposed to a shiny satin tie, however. Take the tie off if you’re meeting a friend or loved one for a quick lunch. Shoes also make a huge difference regarding the look of your linen outfit.
What's more, linen is perfect for people of all shapes, sizes, and ages.
For Every Occasion – Linen
For every season and every occasion, there is some kind of linen attire to wear. Even in autumn, winter, and spring, people do wear linen. It can be dressed up for formal events, dressed down for vacations and leisure wear, and is suitable for most occasions in between.
Linen Is Hypoallergenic
People who have super sensitive skin or suffer from certain allergies have likely noticed that their symptoms are agitated by specific types of fabric. These individuals, in particular, should check out linen shirts, pants, blazers, etc. (as well as bedding). Linen allows you to move around freely, is breathable, and releases moisture readily.
It's Easy to Care for Linen
The thing to remember about linen and how to care for it is that it should be immediately removed from the washer and dryer when the cycle is done. Some people like to remove their linen garments from the dryer while they're still damp, and either hang them up to dry or lay them flat.
Naturally, because it wrinkles easily, carrying a steamer with you when you travel is highly recommended.
Linen Is Extremely Durable
Compared to cotton, linen is far more durable. It is the strongest natural fiber in nature. A garment is only as strong as the fibers from which it is made. Therefore, linen clothing is long-lasting, especially when compared to other types of fabric.
The Best Place for Linen Apparel
Interested in getting a linen shirt and trousers combination this summer? What about some shorts, a dress, or other articles of linen apparel? Stop! Don't shop anywhere else until you've checked out what we have to offer at Casual Tropical Wear.
We have high quality guayaberas, made of either linen or cotton, that will help you look stylish and stay cool during the hot weather this summer. Please, check out our collection today!