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Sporting Linen

  • Najib Benouar

The linen blazer has been treading the same flax-speckled waters for centuries. Usually in a beige-ish or tan (likely an homage to the desert-like heat that’s forced you into wearing it), sometimes in blue (and equally lacking adventurousness).

Enter: the swashbuckling Spaniards at Man 1924 and their reinventions of the linen blazer in windowpane plaid and checks that you’ll often see on classic, woollier sport coats—and it’s the sort of clever stuff that’ll have you standing out in that flax-speckled sea we mentioned earlier. The rest of their stock is similarly dapper and well-suited for an Iberian beach weekend.

Don’t forget to pack your summer hat.