15 Best Linen Suits for Men Will Keep You Cool While You Bust A Move

The best linen suits for men are the pro-level hack you need to do warm weather tailoring right. Linen’s natural breathability means it’s predisposed to keep you cool through the swoltering August heat, which makes it an ideal option for stress-free summer styling. In its most formal iteration, linen makes for a blessedly out of the box alternative to run-of-the-mill cotton and wool suits.

Finally headed to that wedding your cousin’s postponed three times since last spring? Ditch the tuxedo and opt for a pure linen suit in navy blue—and then proceed to get blissfully sloshed off the gratis bubbly while the rest of the guests shvitz through their super 110s. Looking for a summer suit with just enough texture to help you stand out from the cotton-wearing pack? Linen’s got you covered there, too. (Want a suit with a little more structure? Reach for one in a lightweight cotton-linen blend to avoid excess wrinkling.)

The transformative powers of linen don’t end there. Linen is inherently less formal than its stuffier suiting counterparts, so it lends itself towards easy mixing and matching. Wear the two pieces together or break them up into separates—the suit pants will elevate whatever you’ve got going on up top and the jacket works swell as a standalone blazer. Go double-breasted and wear it with a T-shirt, faded jeans, and penny loafers, or pair the pants with a slinky knit polo to flex on all the average Joes still rocking slim fit chinos. No matter how you wear ’em, the best linen suits for men will take your summer outfits from zero to sixty faster than the latest Koenigsegg. Here are 15 of our favorites to help you hit the gas, STAT.


The Gentle-Tailored Pick

Forget the billowy linen suits of yesteryear. This one’s cut for a comfortable fit without veering into full-on Zoot suit territory, so you never need to worry about your pants ballooning like a sail in the breeze.

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Boglioli unstructured linen K-Jacket

Boglioli straight-leg linen trouser


The Thinking Man’s Pick

Shanghai-based designer Ziggy Chen specializes in menswear that begs to be touched. His next-gen suiting is often soft and crinkled, with a perfectly lived-in feel straight out of the box. So naturally, linen of every type falls firmly into his wheelhouse. A suit like this will look A1 with your slinkiest dress shirts—and even better with a soft, slouchy knit.

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Ziggy Chen single-breasted linen blazer

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Ziggy Chen wide-leg linen trouser


The Not-So-Mass Market Pick

J.Crew’s workwear-inflected suit isn’t just garment-dyed for the sake of it—in tandem with a cotton-linen fabric that’s heavy on the laid-back charm, it helps make this set one of the least fussy we’ve seen in a minute.

J.Crew garment-dyed cotton-linen chino suit jacket

J.Crew garment-dyed cotton-linen chino suit pant


The Italian Pick

Don’t let the tony pedigree fool you: Todd Snyder’s pure linen suit is cut as easygoing as they come, down to the soft shoulders and supremely chilled-out color.

Todd Snyder Italian linen “Sutton” suit jacket

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Todd Snyder Italian linen “Sutton” suit trouser


The Suiting Enthusiast’s Pick

At first glance, brown might not seem like the most summer-friendly of colors. In Suitsupply’s capable hands, a beige houndstooth suddenly looks like the most obvious warm-weather pattern in the world.

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Suitsupply light brown houndstooth “Havana” suit


The Budget Pick

Banana Republic’s nubby Irish linen option comes with the kind of expert details—patch pockets, pitch-perfect lapels—you’d expect to find on a suit that costs triple the price.

Banana Republic Irish linen suit jacket

Banana Republic Irish linen suit pant


The Linen Aficionado’s Pick

The team behind the Italian label 120% Lino doesn’t just design top of the line linen wares—they live and breathe the material, crafting everything from jackets to tees out of the unbeatable summer fabric.

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120% Lino patch-pocket linen-cambric suit jacket

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120% Lino linen-hopsack slim suit trousers


The “Lives Off His Inheritance and Definitely Smells Fantastic” Pick

A “cream-colored Tom Ford silk-linen suit” sounds like it should be the answer to every prompt in a crossword book for billionaires.

Tom Ford silk-linen blend suit


The Fashion Head’s Pick

Forty years into a legendary career, the Japanese designer is still at the top of his game—and the aesthetic he’s honed (dark, poetic, deceptively sensual) looks fresher than ever. If those aren’t adjectives you typically associate with a linen suit, you just haven’t found the right one yet.

Yohji Yamamoto linen blazer

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Yohji Yamamoto linen trouser


The #Menswear Pick

Hong Kong-based haberdashery The Armory stocks some of the finest menswear in the world, so it’s a testament to the strength of its in-house label that the line remains a standout. We’re not saying this light gray linen number is the reason, but we’re not *not* saying that either.

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The Armory linen glen plaid “Model 101” suit


The Pharrell-Approved Pick

Reiss’ slim fit linen suit is buttoned-up British tailoring at its best…until you hit the knees. Style each razor-sharp piece separately to maximize wear when you don’t feel like rocking the full get-up.

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Reiss single-breasted textured linen blazer

Reiss tailored linen shorts


The Left Field Pick

Not all heroes wear capes, and not all suits feel like one. Nanushka’s dressed-down intepretation pairs a big ol’ floral-printed shirt with matching pants.

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Nanushka cotton-linen oversized floral shirt

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Nanushka cotton-linen floral pants

The Scandinavian Pick

The kooky Swedes at Acne put their signature stamp on the linen suit courtesy of a slouchy, mustard-yellow fabric and vintage-y notch lapels.

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Acne Studios unstructured linen blend suit jacket

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Acne Studios linen blend suit trouser

The “I Grow My Own Dill and Probably Live in Portland” Pick

Who says a linen suit has to look like all the other tailoring in your closet? Satta’s workwear-inspired take knocks the stuffiness right out of the style, serving up a muted olive ensemble you don’t need an occasion to rock.

Satta sprout cotton and linen blend canvas jacket

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Satta flow cotton and linen blend canvas pant


The All-American Pick

The reigning master of classic Americana proves he’s just as adept at mining Europe for inspiration. This handsome herringbone number is like a wearable jolt of royal confidence.

Polo Ralph Lauren linen-blend herringbone suit jacket

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Polo Ralph Lauren linen-blend herringbone suit trousers

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