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Men of Style 21 August 2023

Men’s Linen Staples for a Euro Summer Vibe

The Essential Men's Linen Staples for Year-Round Euro Summer Chic.

Picture this: the sun-kissed shores of the Amalfi Coast, the scent of Mediterranean cuisine lingering in the air, and a cool breeze rustling through your wardrobe. If there's one fabric that can transport you to the heart of a European summer, it's linen. Capture the essence of a sun-soaked vacation all year round with these charismatic and minimalistic linen staples.

Words By Erin Visagie


Let’s start with the original and most iconic way to style a linen look: rocking a button-up, short-sleeved tee.

Rock the traditional long-sleeved linen t-shirt for a day-to-night look that captures the fun essence of a European summer, seamlessly blending style, comfort and adaptability. For instance, the Eddie Grandad collar linen shirt is crafted from a lightweight, upcycled fabric that captures the spirit of warm Mediterranean days and breezy evenings.

A relaxed, tailored fit can be worn on beachside adventures, for work functions, or just for running errands without losing its relaxed vacation vibe.

The button-up linen shirt adds a laid-back look perfect for strolls through picturesque streets and cafe visits, especially if dressed with jeans or shorts. It’s sophisticated enough to wear to al fresco dinners and garden parties when paired with well-fitted trousers and a blazer.

Pair it with a nice jacket or blazer in the chillier months to add warmth.

Zegna Linen Shirt, £672.37, Mr Porter


Are you looking for the ultimate laid-back cool guy staple? Elevate your style this Euro summer with the ultimate wardrobe essential: men’s linen shorts, a critical staple that can easily be dressed up or down with accessories.

Dress them with a linen shirt for a sophisticated twist or a casual tee for a relaxed and collected look. Team with sneakers or your favourite shoes calm yet stylish look. The La Paz Pestana Straight Leg linen drawstring shorts are perfect for instant elegant wear.

Combining suave versatility with breathable comfort, these shorts are the key to nailing that coveted Mediterranean charm all year round, something that linen shorts do well.

Whether you’re sipping espresso in a quaint café or exploring hidden coastal gems, their effortless elegance shines through. The lightweight fabric keeps you cool on even the hottest days, while the tailored design ensures you’re always on point.

Embrace the Euro summer look with timeless flair.

La Paz Pestana Straight-Leg linen Drawstring Shorts, £86.87, Mr Porter


A linen pair of trousers is a wardrobe staple for any man, whether you’re looking for a casual look or something you can wear for multiple events while looking your best.

Wearing the right pair will let you look your coolest, most elegant self wherever you go. Plus, whether you’re strolling through ancient cobblestone streets or lounging by the ocean, linen pants are the ultimate secret to embracing that Euro-chic summer look all year round.

You need the Commas white wide-leg trousers when the occasion demands a more polished look. You’ll love the elastic waistband and sweat street style comfort, plus it’s just right for a night out with a date or a pub night with the guys.

It’s a versatile piece that will become one of your favourites. Dress them up with a nice shirt for refined elegance, or pair them down with a casual tee for carefree charisma.

Albus Lumen Pleated Linen Wide-leg Trousers, $492, Matches Fashion


Linen jackets elevate any item in your wardrobe all year long. Wear this versatile piece this season and conquer almost any aesthetic; it is a fabulous example of a piece that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

Whether it’s a party jacket, a sports jacket, a dinner jacket, or anything in between, it can be worn differently to suit whatever mood you’re trying to capture.

Search for a minimalistic, lightweight blazer jacket like the AERE Unstructured Linen Blazer for a dressed-up look.

Rock a timeless black linen jacket with any item in your wardrobe for instant street cred. This is the perfect layering piece for cold summer nights, warm autumn days, and chilly winters.

A linen jacket looks great with any outfit, no matter the season. For a smart-casual look in winter, layer it over a sweater and wear it with chinos and a crisp shirt for a polished casual look in summer.

Loro Piana Linen and Silk-Blend Canvas Half-Zip Anorak, £1,708.49, Mr Porter


A linen set is a godsend for any man’s wardrobe. It’s an instant way to look put together and ready for a long day or to go out somewhere with minimal effort.

The Boohoo Man short sleeve line revere shirt and tapered trouser set is the perfect game-changer to combine comfort and style for any occasion seamlessly.

Whether it’s a laid-back beach soirée or a rooftop dinner, the breathable fabric keeps you looking effortlessly cool.

Mix and match the components to create diverse looks throughout the year that radiate too-cool energy and the Euro summer charm.

Linen sets allow you to embrace the easy-breezy charm of linen while enjoying the convenience of a perfectly coordinated ensemble.

Elevate your wardrobe with the timeless appeal of men’s linen sets – where adaptability and flair converge for a winning fashion statement.

Here are five men’s two-piece sets you can’t afford to miss out on.

Desmond & Dempsey Linen Pyjama Set, £173.75, Mr Porter