Everybody loves linen…
Or not. Maybe it’s more of a love-hate relationship… I’m sure you know what I’m talking about.
Yes, it’s cool and comfortable on a hot day. But it also wrinkles the second you put it on. And who wants to wear wrinkled clothes? More to the point, who wants to spend hours ironing wrinkled linen clothes?!?
OK, let’s pretend wrinkling is part of the ‘charm’ of wearing linen. We ‘accept’ wrinkles on linen clothes as a sign of ‘authenticity’ and ‘quality’ (natural fibres, high-end material etc). Never mind that we end up looking like we slept in our clothes…
You know what I think? Linen only works if it’s thick enough. Now good luck finding that.
The sad truth is that most linen clothes are not made of thick, high-end linen. Instead, they’re made of that cheap, see-through fabric that wrinkles even if you just breath in its vicinity. There’s nothing ‘high-end’, ‘quality’ or ‘luxurious’ about it.
And you have to iron it when it’s still humid, if you want it to look halfway decent. Which is a total waste of time, considering it will not look pristine after you put it on.
So, about this old linen shirt I’m wearing here… No, I did not iron it (my policy on linen is just hang to dry, maybe spray with water if it feels stiff before I put it on).
For starters, I hate ironing, and I have hidden my iron so well that I’ve no idea where it is. And to be honest, by the time these photos were taken (after a few hours of wearing the shirt), I don’t think this shirt would have looked any different even if I had ironed it. So, why bother?
As for that love-hate relationship… I hate linen. I just forget that periodically. Until I wear a linen shirt, that is. Then I remember, and resolve to hide my linen clothes at the back of the wardrobe. Until the next time…
linen shirt: Marks and Spencer (old) / trousers: Ril’s / sunglasses: Prada /
shoes: Clarks (old) Bag: Marc Jacobs
What about you? Do you love or hate linen?
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