Spring-weight linen shirts

Shirts made from a mid-weight, organic linen, sourced from a Yorkshire mill at the foot of the Pennines. It’s linen that stands up for itself; miles apart from the flimsier, floatier fabric of the same name.

As much might be expected of cloth that’s been made in much the same way for decades, on the banks of the River Calder in West Yorkshire, in the north of England. It’s durable and doughty — and, as with most good linens, it is also breathable and cool to the touch, so will do all the temperature-regulation one could reasonably expect in warmer climes.

Looking at the natural linen shirt in close-up shows the slubby quality and multifarious tone and hue of the material.

The semi-cutaway collar here is a mite smaller than that on previous, brushed-cotton shirts, and the body has been tweaked to be slightly longer. Note also that the collar-stand this time out is lined, with an off-white organic brushed cotton. It won’t go much noticed if buttoned all the way up, but it’s there for tonal detail if the top goes undone.

The taupe shirt: short enough to be worn untucked, over, say, a narrow pair of rust corduroy trousers, but still long enough to be tucked in, in most cases.

The first two colours, both with light tortoiseshell horn buttons, are in the shop today.