Live Action Getup: Gray Linen

Linen is one of the most breathable natural fabrics. It also won’t stick to the skin like other options, and has high air permeability allowing lots of air flow. When worn loose, sweat won’t get trapped on your skin or in your clothing.

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Shown: CombatGent, $63 (limited sizes) / Alt: Teva: $63

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Shop the Getup

Shirt: Shown, Muji, $21, similar, J.Crew Factory, $20 (final sale)
Shorts: J.Crew Factory, $25
Watch: Briston, $320
Shoes: Espadrilles: Soludos, $42 (shown H&M, sold out) / Black sneakers: Teva, $63

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  • Reply July 24, 2017

    Zac Silk

    I’ve tried linin, but I can’t seem to get on with it. I think it has to do with my sensative skin, so I think I’ll try a linin cotton blend.

    How do these compare to the AJ Morgan sunglasses? These seem like a steal particularly as they’re polarised.

    Lastly, either espadrilles, black leather sneakers and boat shoes are great investments.

    I’ve been wearing my black leather sneakers most of the year and for the summer months my grey espadrilles.

    • Reply July 24, 2017


      Sunglasses are in the mail! But polarized can be had on the cheap. The Cheaters by Gamma Ray that we featured are polarized for under $11!

      Who makes your black sneakers?

    • Reply July 27, 2017


      Linen/cotton blend shirts are softer, but if you can get away without machine drying your 100% linen shirts, they’ll remain softer. That depends on the linen quality, of course, but I’ve noticed a big difference with identical linen shirts, when one was machine dried and the other one line dried.

      • Reply July 28, 2017

        Zac Silk

        Thanks Rogan, I’ve tried 100% linin on in the store and I just couldn’t get on with it. So I think a linn cotton hybrid is the way to go.

        • Reply August 2, 2017


          I was the same way until I line dried a 100% linen shirt and it softened up. Now I love them, because they’re not only soft, but also cooler in hot weather. I can feel breezes on my skin, unlike with cotton. I don’t think I can feel them with a linen/cotton blend, either.

          Having said that, finding a 100% linen shirt that fits well isn’t easy and a linen/cotton blend is probably a safer buy.

    • Reply August 3, 2017

      mayweather online

      When worn loose, sweat won’t get trapped on your skin or in your clothing.

  • Reply July 27, 2017


    I tried some of those Teva’s once and they have a really hard sole. I actually tried out the high tops, and they looked great, but they’re made for biking, so that’s why the sole is so hard. I only paid like $20 for them, but the sole was too hard for me to keep, so they went back.

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