Why is Linen considered to be the best fabric for Summer Suits & Sport Jackets?

5th June 2023
Katie Kwok

Why is Linen considered to be the best fabric for Summer Suits & Sport Jackets?


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For more than a thousand years, humans have embraced the timeless charm of linen, a natural fabric that has stood the test of time. While wool, cotton, and synthetic blends have long been associated with suits, a remarkable shift has occurred in recent years. Linen has emerged as a favored choice for custom tailored suits and other casual menswear essentials such as custom shirts and custom trousers. The remarkable qualities of 100% linen have endowed garments with numerous advantages, including its lightweight nature, exceptional breathability, and remarkable absorbency.


The Advantages of Making Suits in a 100% Linen Fabric


Highly Breathable

A key benefit of utilizing linen fabric is its exceptional ability to facilitate air circulation when worn, ensuring a cool and comfortable experience in warmer climates. This attribute makes it an ideal choice for summer suits. Moreover, linen fabric possesses excellent moisture absorption and wicking properties, effectively keeping wearers dry and comfortable, whether dealing with perspiration or unexpected rain.


Highly Durable

Linen boasts exceptional natural properties that make it highly resistant to tearing and abrasion, positioning it as one of the strongest natural fibers available. Its fibers are characterized by a straight and long structure with a consistent diameter, with remarkable strength in comparison to fibers that possess irregular shapes or shorter lengths. In fact, linen has been scientifically proven to surpass even the strength of cotton.


When exposed to moisture, linen undergoes a rare transformation, as its fibers naturally bind together, resulting in increased strength. This unique quality makes linen an excellent choice for garments such as custom suits, ensuring a worthy investment that can withstand frequent wear & washing. Additionally, linen proves to be an great fabric option for outdoor clothing like safari jackets or field jackets, as it can withstand the elements of rough terrains with ease.



Linen offers a hypoallergenic quality that makes it highly suitable for individuals with sensitive skin or allergies, as it is less likely to trigger allergic reactions compared to other fabrics. The chemical structure of linen fibers possesses inherent antimicrobial properties, which make it an excellent choice for preventing the growth of bacteria and fungi.


Unique Style


The distinctive texture of linen fabric gives a unique character to suits. With its slightly rough and uneven texture, linen offers a natural and organic appearance. Clothing made from linen exudes a relaxed and casual vibe, making it particularly suited for warmer weather and vacation settings.


While linen is often associated with earthy tones like beige, brown, and gray, certain mills such as Solbiati offer linen in a diverse range of colors or patterns, introducing a vibrant and expressive dimension to garments. Here comes a few inspiring examples.


Garment made with Linen Fabrics

This season, SS2023, we have made use of 2 bold patterns of linen from Siobiati Graffiti collection, making 2 suits for the Menswear Stylist Carlos Domínguez (@carlos_domord) and Luigi Lauro (@Luigi_Lauro).


NS19034 (260-270GR/MT – H148CM)

Fabric No.: NS19034 

Composition: 100% Linen 

Season: Spring/Summer 

Colour: Reddish Brown, Light Blue & Navy 

Pattern: Check 

Weight: 260-270 Gr/Mt

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How it looks like on Carlos:

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NS19028 (340GR/MT – H148CM)

Fabric No.: NS19028 

Composition: 100% Linen 

Season: Spring/Summer 

Colour: Denim Blue, Ivory & Red 

Pattern: Stripe 

Weight: 340 Gr/Mt

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How it looks like on Luigi:

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At Senszio, we offer a premium tailoring service that allows you to create a custom style of clothing using a wide range of high-quality linen fabrics. With our expert craftsmanship and attention to detail, we can create a garment that not only fits your body shape perfectly but also reflects your unique style and personality. Make a statement this summer with Senszio’s Custom Tailored Clothing.