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I live in Northern California and wear must iron OCBDs just about everyday to work. If it’s really warm I have a few poplin plaids one relief duty.

The past few summers I’ve circled a few linens but never pulled the trigger. I’ve purchased madras and seersucker but ended up returning them as I didn’t feel a 3 month shirt has a role in my line up.

Do you keep summerfabrics in your shirt roster or do you stick with the more common Poplin, Oxford, Twill rotation?


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Linen all the time. DC is a swamp with ungodly heat and humidity. Linen is a lifesaver. My shirts are all MTM. Kennedy dealers have access to the Mason gold series of linen which is very good. The London Lounge has an extraordinary linen collection. Proper Cloth has a few linen blends.


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I have several linen shirts hanging in the closet, but frankly I wear almost nothing but vented, blousen pocketed fishing shirts and collared knit polo shirts during the warmer months (and we average about 8 to 9 such months, per year)! ;)

Semper Jeep

Senior Member
I like 100% linen the first time I wear a brand new one, but I hate all the wrinkles and find I never really stick with them throughout the summer.

I prefer a linen/cotton blend. I think they wear a lot more comfortably during the day, especially if you are wearing them to the office, and they wash up and are much easier to iron than 100% linen. Madras is great too and once we hit about late-June they get heavy rotation in my wardrobe.

Color 8

Senior Member
I live in the Northeast and most of my shirts are good year-round.
I make up the difference in the weather with my outerwear and other layers.

I have some OCBD's of heavier fabric that get more use in the winter, and some shirts in lighter-weight pinpoint and royal Oxford that get more use in the summer.

I also have a few linen shirts, for summer days when I'm not wearing a tie and don't mind looking like an unmade bed :D

New Old Stock

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I'd embrace the 3-month shirt & get some seersucker, gingham, & madras. Since you're comfortable with OCBDs, I'd also recommend Pinpoint oxfords. And some crisp end-on-end shirts for more formal occasions.
I haven't bought a linen shirt myself, its not the wrinkles so much as the drape of the fabric I dont like. Some broadcloths are made so thin now that they aren't that bad in the dead of summer.


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Unless something prevents me from doing so, I wear Tori Richard shirts during the summer, usually their "cotton lawn" fabric. I have 14 of the things now (12 cotton lawn, 2 silk).

Wearing anything else during Georgia summers is simply a decision not to be comfortable. Why would I do that?

I'm actually wearing one now (in January, as it's 70-something here in Atlanta).

Behold: https://www.toririchard.com/mens-shirts

If I need to wear long sleeves from some reason, I'll wear linen shirts. I have no special loyalties regarding linen; lately, I just have them made by Proper Cloth (I like my linen shirts more "fitted" than they're traditionally worn).



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I'm retired so I don't have anything to prove to anyone. When it's hot I wear polo shirts, shorts and sandals. However, in the PNW that's only in July and August.


Senior Member
Polo shirts, short sleeved madras or linen BD shirts for casual wear. Pinpoint OCBD when I need to wear a tie. I prefer Pinpoint in the summer as it is a lighter weight fabric.


Senior Member
My summer shirts are almost exclusively short-sleeved polos and T shirts, with shorts for casual wear. Sometimes I wear short-sleeved camp collar shirts. I also wear them with poplin or light-weight twill slacks, coloured khaki, beige, nantucket red and navy. Occasionally, I'll add a cotton jacket, navy, beige, olive or seersucker, since summer nights in Wisconsin can get a little cool.


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Plenty of plain polos
Short and long sleeve madras shirts (usually Gitman)
Long sleeve linen shirts (usually Gitman)
Occasionally an OCBD

Ive migrated away from shorts for most summer evening wear and am pleased with the change!


New Member
To the office I typically wear poplin button-downs (mine are Spier & Mackay MTMs with all the Ivy/Trad details) and Brooks Brothers linen button-downs.

Outside of the office it's linen, madras, and seersucker--preferably madras. The patterns go so well with stone-colored chino shorts.
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