What is linen?

A stylish linen suit from Samuel Windsor keeps you cool and comfortable all summer long

A stylish linen suit keeps you cool and comfortable all summer long
Image source: Blue linen suit from Samuel Windsor

Woven from flax fibres, linen is one of the oldest fabrics on the planet. Prized by the ancient Egyptians who used it as money, the mummified pharaohs were wrapped in it to signify status and purity.

Linen has many excellent qualities: it’s tougher than cotton, lasts longer, is hypoallergenic, keeps you cool in summer, warm in winter and is among the most stylish and comfortable fabrics you can wear. Here’s our guide to all things linen.
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What to wear for short men

A slimline, tapered blazer with structured shoulders from Samuel Windsor lends short men style and gravitas

A slimline, tapered blazer with structured shoulders lends short men style and gravitas
Image source: Samuel Windsor blazers

If you’re on the short side, looking your best is all about elongating your silhouette, reducing clutter and drawing the eye upward. You should wear fitted clothes with clean lines cut to flatter your form, and go for monochrome or closely complementary colours. Here’s your guide to dressing for short men.
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What is twill?

Blue Structured Twill Jacket from Samuel Windsor

Twill is a robust fabric that drapes beautifully when used for blazers
Image source: Structured Twill Jacket from Samuel Windsor

Twill is made by weaving yarn into a pattern of parallel diagonals to produce a robust fabric with a distinctive look and feel. Shirts, chinos, jackets and even jeans can all be made from twill. Here we take a look at this most ubiquitous of fabrics to find out where it comes from, how it’s made and how to wear it to best effect.

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