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Linen Short Sleeved Shirts – Five Plus One

Five Plus One is our weekly series of buyer’s guides. We pick a specific category and dig up five great options along with one that’s a little outside the norm.


Summer is coming to a close, but there is still time to enjoy the warm weather which is seemingly showing no sign of subsiding — and how better to do so than in a Linen Short Sleeved Shirt? The lightweight fabric will certainly keep you cooler than most other fabrics, and the beautiful texture will add a bit of pop to an otherwise bland outfit. While only you will know whether a linen shirt is right for you, we hope you enjoy our finds regardless.

1) Battenwear: Topanga Pullover in White Cotton Linen

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Battenwear‘s Topanga Pullover might not be entirely made from linen, but its 60%/40% linen/cotton blend has more than enough linen to be felt in the fabric. This shirt features a popover design with single-button closure, a chest pocket, and an open collar. The point of difference for this is the two patch pockets at the waist perfect for sunglasses or even a cardholder.

Available for $125 from Battenwear.

2) Blluemade: Noguchi Shirt in Azure Blue Linen

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If you are looking for something a bit more colorful, Blluemade‘s Noguchi Shirt in Azure Blue Linen is an excellent option. Made in NYC from Belgian linen, this shirt has a deep blue hue, corozo nut buttons, dual chest pockets, and two front patch pockets. The myriad of buttons certainly makes this a great overshirt option for when the weather is just a bit cooler than you’d like, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be worn all on its own too.

Available for $250 from Blluemade.

3) Knickerbocker: Flapjack Shirt in Plaid

Knickbocker‘s Flapjack Shirt is the one if you like to channel mid-century cool in your sartorial choices. Looking like its jumped straight out of a 60s menswear catalog,  Knickerbocker’s Flapjacket Shirt is made of 100% linen fabric and built with mother of pearl buttons, dual chest pockets, and felled seams for improved construction durability.

Available for $180 from Franklin & Poe.

4) Monitaly: Vacation Camp Collar Shirt in Navy Linen

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Camp collar shirts are the iconic warm weather button-down, and Monitaly‘s Vacation Camp Collar Shirt is a truly excellent interpretation. Made in Los Angeles from 100% linen fabric with back pleats, cuffed sleeve hems, and a split helm, each shirt is finished with melamine buttons and two chest pockets for a thoroughly classic look typical of Monitaly.

Available for $179 from No Man Walks Alone.

5) Gitman Vintage Bros: Chambray Linen Beach Shirt

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Can we talk about shirting without mentioning Gitman Bros. Vintage? Nope, we can’t, ‘cos this iconic brand is for anyone interested in classic, Americana shirting. Their Chambray Linen Beach Shirt is just one of many excellent linen button-downs they offer, but the choice to weave linen with cotton into a chambray fabric gives this shirt an even better texture than linen would on its own. It features two front hand pockets, a straight hem, and an open collar.

Available for $176 from Lost and Found.

Plus One – Nine Lives x Art Comes First: 9L Double Gauze Linen Camp Collar – Black

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Nine Lives consistently produces unique clothing that remains easy to wear, and their latest collaboration with Art Comes First continues this trend. It’s made from a Double Gauze Linen fabric — meaning there are two layers of the fabric fused together in a nearly seamless manner — and finished with tonal black buttons. While the double-layered fabric will make this shirt a bit warmer than other linen shirts, it was far too special to leave off this list.

Available for $425 from Nine Lives.

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