Linen is back on the menswear radar

Linen may be the strongest of all natural fibres, but it has copped some dismissive comments over the centuries.

In the current fashion climate, linen holds its own as designers creatively blend it with other natural fibres for many international menswear collections.

Linen garments are spun from blends containing smooth cashmere, cotton and silk for lightweight luxury. You'll also find linen outlasts your other garments because, being made from the flax plant, it softens to a silky lustre over time.

Today, stylish gents should wear linen to boost their casual style. The other beauty of wearing linen is that it can hold significant amounts of moisture before it begins to feel damp.

It allows airflow as linen fibres are hollow and retain heat in winter. If that wasn't enough, linen is also thought to have healing properties and reduce arthritis and dermatitis.

Scroll through the gallery above for Louise Edmonds' favourite linen pieces for SS16.

Experience within retail trend analysis companies has earned Louise Edmonds cred in the luxury menswear sector. The founder of utilises her passion and understanding of fashion to deliver a fresh, edgy take on men's style.