How to wear a linen suit

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A linen suit is essential for any summer wardrobe
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High on the list of summer-tailoring must-haves, is a linen suit. A favourite of Hollywood stars, well-heeled businessmen, and even heads of state, a linen suit can take you effortlessly from a business trip to a summer wedding. Here’s our guide on how to get it right.
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Fitness fanatic or armchair sportsman? Tips to get the right suit for your shape.

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The England rugby team looking sharp in team suits after winning the World Cup
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You can look great in a suit, whatever your body shape. Just look at this year’s England Six Nations Rugby team – big blokes all, and not a stretched seam in sight. As rugby blogger Total Flanker says, they look the “mutt’s nuts.

Unlike the RFU squad, we can’t all have our suits tailored by Eden Park. But the good news is, an off the peg suit can look just as good as a bespoke number, provided you know what to look for.
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Reviving the Suit for Everyday Wear

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Long live the suit

The modern lounge suit was once an everyday outfit for any activity. In the late 19th century, the suit was considered comfort wear and was worn only for informal occasions like a trip to the seaside, playing sports, or a day in the country.

Today, the suit is largely considered formal wear, and most men see it as an uncomfortable outfit that they don under duress. In truth, well made versions like these wool suits are comfortable and hardwearing. They’re also timeless, stylish, and suitable for all manner of events and activities.

Here are some ways you can revive the much under-appreciated suit and feel sophisticated, smart, and tasteful.Continue reading