So here’s one of the pieces I bought during the James Perse summer sale – the canvas linen pocket button up shirt. I’m honestly conflicted about this shirt. If it wasn’t final sale, I probably would have sent it back after trying it on. The fit is nice everywhere except the upper arms, which are a little snug. And it’s a little tight in the chest.
Overall, it’s a very good “classic” linen shirt, but maybe a little underwhelming for the price. Perhaps I’ve reached peak linen saturation? I also somehow always want a black button-up shirt, but never wear them, preferring white tops instead. When will I stop trying to buy black button up shirts??
So, I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it, I’ll probably try and keep it at least through next summer and try to wear it.
The linen quality seems very good, maybe about the same weight as my Eileen Fisher pieces, and lighter-weight than Elizabeth Suzann and Everlane’s Boyfriend linen shirt. It’s not entirely comfortable right off – it’s a little scratchy – but as I’ve experienced with all my linen up until now, it should soften up nicely with wear and washing.
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