A beautiful olive green washed linen shirt made by Barba Napoli. Linen is a highly breathable fabric and it’s absorbable too. What that means is you stay cooler for longer, and any moisture that is produced is quickly wicked away. That makes linen ideal for summer. Linen also happens to be 30% stronger than cotton and happens to last a lot longer, we’re talking years longer here. Cotton shirts tend to feel smooth and silky when new but can lose that soft touch over time whereas linen shirts tend to improve with age.