Lands’ End brings men a new take on Old World quality with its Irish Linen collection. The fabric is created by Baird McNutt, Ireland’s foremost linen mill, with 100 years of experience and an unrivaled reputation for quality.
Since the days of the Pharaohs, Irish Linen has been prized for its softness, elegance, strength, and durability. The basic steps for creating linen haven’t changed much since ancient times; the fibers are so long that every step from harvest to weaving is a challenge. Linen comes from long, golden fibers encased inside the woody stalks of flax plants. The flax is harvested, dried, and then “retted” – which requires six weeks in the fields to dry repeatedly after absorbing dew and rain. During the last drying stage, the stalks and seeds are separated from the flax fibers. The fibers are then combed, spun into fabric, and washed in peaty Irish waters for a gentle hand. The result is a soft, silky fabric unlike anything else in the world. Although it’s quite a process, Lands’ End will stop at nothing to ensure that every step is done perfectly.
The Irish Linen collection by Lands’ End offers men a timeless, versatile style for all occasions. It keeps men cooler in the heat by absorbing and releasing moisture more quickly than cotton, making it perfect for the summer. The jackets and pants are available in solids, as well as stunning plaid and herringbone patterns. The shirts are available in a palette of fresh pinks and cool blues with a button-down or cutaway collar. I’m including my personal favorites in this post, but I encourage you to take a look at the entire line.
Traditional Linen Cotton Jacket
This coat has the American classic cut. The front is plain and the sleeves and upper back are lined. There are two inside pockets, including one with a security flap, great for holding your most important belongings.
Traditional Fit Linen Cotton Trousers
These pants also have an American classic cut and go well with the jacket featured above. There is lining in the crotch area for extra comfort, along with a comfortable French fly zipper. The button-through back pockets complete the look. You can choose from different inseam and hemming options to ensure the best fit possible.
Long Sleeve Traditional Fit Irish Linen Shirt
This piece has classic dress-shirt tailoring, along with exact neck and sleeve sizes for the perfect fit. The shirt is available in bright summer colors and is great for everyday use. It looks great with or without a tie.
This tie has been meticulously crafted with details. Many of the production steps for this tie are still done entirely by hand, with just fifteen ties being made each hour. Lands’ End believes that the patience and precision of fine craftsmanship pays off. This long-lasting tie that keeps its shape for a smooth, twist-free look every time.