Linen has been used in clothing for millennia, with examples reaching back into antiquity. There's a reason that linen has remained so popular for such a long time: while challenging to produce, this natural fibre is soft, breathable and comfortable to wear. It is particularly favoured for its performance in high temperatures and its durability.
Linen can absorb up to 20% of its own weight in water without feeling damp, allowing the fabric to wick moisture away from the skin while being worn, keeping the wearer fresh. It is also naturally lightweight with high conductivity, meaning that it always feels cool to the touch.
Clothes made from linen often have a pared-back, summery look, thanks to the slight wrinkles that naturally occur in the fabric. Whether worn as a suit or shirt, the material creates an effortlessly leisurely look.