The traditional man’s suit is a great choice of outfit for men. It’s practical, looks good and is easy to wear. But traditional suits can be stuffy and formal. For a suave cool look, the linen suit is the ideal choice.
Linen is ideal for casual suits as it can look both sharp and relaxed. Indeed, it is best suited to casual wear. Linen by its nature tends to crease and crinkle but even when it crumbles it looks cool. The material also looks better in an unstructured or lightly structured suit rather than being forced into a heavier, traditionally tailored style.
There is a wider range of colors available in linen suits than in formal wools suits. Traditionally, linen is found in an array of lighter colors and tones, from white and natural gray through to a selection of buffs and tans. All of these colors are perfect for casual summer wear. Of course, you can also get darker tones including browns, blues and blacks for men who want to retain the dark palette they are used to from work.
It is easy to dress down linen for a comfortable casual look. Even a good plain white cotton t-shirt will look good with a nice linen suit. With the paler colored suits, bright colored tops work surprisingly well. The suit can also be worn as separates, either by removing the jacket when the weather gets too warm or by throwing the jacket on over a pair of jeans or shorts.