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    If you think linen is to rumpled to look good, try a linen-cotton blend, which will have some of the breathability, but also stay a bit more wrinkle free.

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    There are also open-weave shirts that look nice.

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    I decided to try it out (on a Friday).
    It was a pink Baird McNuitt linen shirt from J Crew. No tie.

    Nobody said a thing. Guess I worry too much

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    Quote Originally Posted by rd27 View Post
    I decided to try it out (on a Friday).
    It was a pink Baird McNuitt linen shirt from J Crew. No tie.

    Nobody said a thing. Guess I worry too much
    Funny thing, that.

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    I keep cool with undergarments. I have moisture-wicking undershirts, boxers, and socks. I also have a suit without a full lining and several sports jackets without a lining.

    My only advice on linen is embrace the wrinkles. I am wearing a linen shirt now. It was smooth-ish an hour ago. It is wrinkled all over now.

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    Its definitely office dependent.

    My current office is super casual. I was actually told to not wear a suit, or even a blazer, during my interview. Linen is totally fine here, without question.

    My last office was a manufacturing company. Pretty typical Pacific Northwest business casual, so I would do it. I frequently wore linen and cotton/wool blend blazers to that office. Sure, they wrinkled a bit, but no one else but the CEO even wore a blazer and I definitely looked sharper than most. I was the "blazer guy" in the office.

    The company before that I was working for an accounting firm and did financial statement audits. I would have not done it there as we had a more conservative culture.

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