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  • Linen: The Best Summer Fabric
  • Diego Andres Echeverri
  • history of linenlinen neckwearlinen tiemen's fashionsilk linen
Linen: The Best Summer Fabric

The hottest month of the year is fast approaching. Many men make the mistake of continuing to wear heavy fabrics that are not as comfortable for the hotter climate. Not only is linen practical for the hot weather, linen also looks great when worn correctly. Linen is also valued for its exceptional coolness and freshness in hot weather, which is mighty helpful when temperatures are in the 80's and 90's.

Linen cloth recovered from Qumran Cave 1 near the Dead Sea.

Linen has a long and interesting history. Linen textiles are some of the oldest in the world and its history goes back thousands of years. This textile made from the fibers of the flax seed plant was even used as currency in ancient Egypt. Mummies were wrapped in linen because it was seen as a symbol of light and purity, and as a display of wealth. Even in the bible fine linen is worn by the angels.
With August arriving in a few days it is time to pull the linen out from the back of the closet. Men face a conundrum when trying to wear comfortable seasonal clothing while fitting into office dress standards and not suffocating in the heat. One way to dress seasonal is by wearing a linen tie. The best linen ties are a blend of linen and silk so that the linen does not wrinkle. Bull+Moose has a great linen blend tie that is a light blue and white color that is very versatile. The tie is called the Santa Monica and it is shown above. This tie is named after the city in California.
Linen should be a staple of every man's summer wardrobe. Embrace the warm summer air by wearing a linen tie.
  • Diego Andres Echeverri
  • history of linenlinen neckwearlinen tiemen's fashionsilk linen

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