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Old 03-23-2015, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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I don’t wear linen. I sleep on it.
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Old 03-23-2015, 03:35 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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I am of the age when linen was sent to the cleaners and came back perfectly pressed, so stiff it could stand by itself, but within 15 minutes of wearing it looks like I slept in it.

I have noticed that a lot of people don't iron linen at all, and just put it on wrinkled (mostly gay guys in Key West). I live in a hot, humid climate, and I am leaning towards getting with the wrinkled out of the dryer program.

What's the latest scoop on wearing linen? I am thinking that at my age, I can do whatever I darn please, but I don't want to wind up on "Folks Who Need to get a Clue" on Youtube.
I avoid linen for this reason. I hate the way it wrinkles. But everyone tells me it's supposed to be worn right out of the dryer, like it's a specific look. Honestly, I don't know why linen has become so popular. Or at least, in the catalogs it is. I don't see it that much in stores. I don't consider it very practical, but I guess it's a natural fiber, so maybe some people like it for that--it's breathable. I go for cotton, myself, or wool for winter.
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Old 03-23-2015, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I avoid linen for this reason. I hate the way it wrinkles. But everyone tells me it's supposed to be worn right out of the dryer, like it's a specific look. Honestly, I don't know why linen has become so popular. Or at least, in the catalogs it is. I don't see it that much in stores. I don't consider it very practical, but I guess it's a natural fiber, so maybe some people like it for that--it's breathable. I go for cotton, myself, or wool for winter.
I love linen because it feels so good next to the skin and I love the way it drapes.

It also keeps me cool during hot weather, and I can protect my skin from the burning sun rays while also staying cool. It washes easily in cold water and hang dries very quickly. We haven't had much of a winter for the last few years, so it's linen for me year-round. Hemp is also nice, but in a different way. Natural fibers are easier to care for and more comfortable to wear, IMO.

In colder climes, I agree wool can be very nice.
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