If there’s anything that recent events have taught us, it’s that life is nothing if not unpredictable. And, while you may not be able to prepare for every eventuality, you can at least prepare your wardrobe for every occasion. Which is where a linen shirt from Beaufort & Blake is going to become your new best friend.
In the brand’s own words, its linen shirts “can cover Cornwall, Croatia and a christening all in the same summer” and, while all three of those may be in short supply on this particular summer, we can guarantee a linen shirt will work just as well for your work-from-home wardrobe too.
So what makes a Beaufort & Blake linen shirt so versatile? Well, as with most fine clothing, it starts with fabric and construction. Each Beaufort & Blake linen shirt is made from 100% soft, breathable linen designed to keep you cool on warm summer days. Long-sleeved with a classic collar, all Beaufort & Blake’s shirts feature a flattering cut designed to be styled in a range of ways and paired with practically anything in your wardrobe. Oh, and we’re rather taken with the whimsical sail boat print on the inside of the neck and cuffs as well.
It helps, of course, that Beaufort & Blake offers its linen shirt in no fewer than eight shades, meaning this smart-casual staple is easy to dress up or down depending on colour and occasion. Looking for something lightweight to wear once you’re back in the office? Pair the classic long sleeve white linen shirt with tailored trousers or smart chinos for a business casual look you’ll turn to time and time again.
Getting together with your family for that long awaited al fresco Sunday lunch? Opt for a timeless navy or sky blue hue with your favourite jeans for an effortless ‘barbecue in the garden’ look that will make your mum proud. And if you’re optimistically planning a foreign holiday or trip to the beach we can’t think of anything that would look better with a tan than a light pink linen shirt. Roll the sleeves to just below your elbow and wear with tailored shorts and sneakers.
More sophisticated than a T-shirt but not as stiff as your usual cotton button down, the opportunities for wearing a linen shirt really are endless. Trust us, it won’t be long before you’ve become such a convert you’ve got one in every colour.
Beaufort & Blake linen shirts
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