A final summer of linen outfit…featuring my new Amour Vert linen tee: I received it last week, and wore it all weekend. Of course, I’ve already washed it because I got a few “spots” on it while living/cooking/working, and didn’t notice any shrinkage at all (DO NOT DRY LINEN TEES, they will shrink).
I love a good linen tee. In fact I had one several years ago by Joie (similar version) that I literally wore to death (and accidentally dried, so it became a baby tee…) and have been searching for a more sustainable/made in the US replacement ever since. I do love the Zady linen tee also, but NOT the style (neckline, sleeves…).
This is a great tee, and ultimately, given all the linen tees I’ve tried, I find that they’re pretty much all the same: slightly slubbed, soft, drapey, sheer. The only difference between any of them is style. And finishing. To be honest, this tee seems to be finished rather flimsily, but I’ll reserve final judgement on that until next summer. So far, it’s worn/washed very well, and didn’t lose shape at all.
A note on the shoes: I had credit at Shopbop (I earn credit every month for displaying their widget on my sites) so decided to bite the bullet and order these Rachel Comey clogs to replace the Eileen Fisher clogs I had to return (the ones I bought originally as a cheaper alternative to these Rachel Comey clogs…). The shoes are beautiful, but I wanted to be absolutely sure I loved them, and would wear them before I decided to keep them, so I wore them for several days at home. The footbed is molded in an “orthopedic” style, which is similar to Birkenstock footbeds, but it’s wood, so HARDER. This took a lot of getting used to, and I really didn’t think I would at first, but I did. And as all Rachel Comey shoes, they are super light, and ultimately very comfortable.
The biggest issue for these is that they’re patent leather, so “sticky” on your foot, which isn’t great for 100 degree heat. My solution to this is moleskine attached to the inside of the shoe where it touches my foot. That’s something I wish Rachel Comey had thought of though…but perhaps that’s too much to ask? Good question…
Thoughts on linen tees? Do you have one you love?