The Irish Linen Suit

Explore the history of Irish linen and its connection to the elegant linen suit.

The Irish Linen Fabric

Irish linen is renowned worldwide for its exceptional quality and long-standing tradition. It’s a fabric made from the fibers of the flax plant, which is native to Ireland’s climate and soil conditions, particularly in regions like Northern Ireland. The history of linen production in Ireland dates back centuries.
The production of Irish linen involves several intricate steps, from planting and harvesting flax to spinning, weaving, and finishing the fabric. Irish linen is known for its durability, breathability, and luxurious feel. It has a characteristic smooth texture and a natural luster that sets it apart from other types of linen. Making it the best possible linen suit.

Beyond its practical applications in clothing and home textiles, Irish linen carries with it a sense of cultural pride and identity. It embodies the spirit of Irish craftsmanship, a tradition passed down through generations.

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The Flax Plant (Credit)

Irish Linen in Maritime Tradition

In the age of sail, Irish linen was prized for its durability and resistance to saltwater, making it a common choice for sails. Its tight weave and robust fibers provided stability and flexibility, crucial for navigating the unpredictable seas. From humble fishing boats to grand ships of exploration, linen sails adorned vessels, symbolising an era of craftsmanship. While modern materials have replaced linen in maritime use, its legacy endures as a testament to its strength and quality, making it the perfect summer suit for breathability and drape.

Transitioning from the high seas to the urban landscapes, linen now embodies summer sophistication. Its breathability and graceful drape make it ideal for the discerning gentleman seeking style and comfort in warmer climates. With a linen suit, one embraces a sartorial tradition rooted in history and embodies the spirit of adventure and craftsmanship that defines the fabric’s storied past.

custom made green linen suit dockside, with striped maroon tie

Introducing

Our new linen collection stands out, piece by piece, as we carefully selected the quality and colours ourselves. The fabric is crafted from 100% Irish linen by the renowned Baird McNutt fabric mill in Ireland, weighing 320g/m². It offers exceptional breathability and comfort, making it perfect for various occasions. Its versatility allows for easy dressing up or down. Perfect for casual suits or semi formel events during the summer.

Colours

We are starting of with nine colours to our linen collection. Everything from the earthy tones such as – brown, Dark tan, taupe, khaki, neutral to formel colours such as – black, white, off-white and navy.

This way you can colour coordinate any dresscode or casual events you could be attending during the summer.
Discover the collection below:

  • black irish linen suit, custom made by mond
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    Introducing our Black linen suit, a standout piece from our linen collection. Custom-made to your body measurements, this suit is crafted from 100% linen by the renowned Baird McNutt fabric mill in Ireland, weighing 320g/m. It offers exceptional breathability and comfort, making it perfect for various occasions. Its versatility allows for easy dressing up or down. Explore the full range of suits in our Linen collection .

  • mond dark tan linen suit
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    Introducing our Dark Tan Linen suit, a standout piece from our linen collection. Custom-made to your body measurements, this suit is crafted from 100% linen by the renowned Baird McNutt fabric mill in Ireland, weighing 320g/m. It offers exceptional breathability and comfort, making it perfect for various occasions. Its versatility allows for easy dressing up or down. Explore the full range of suits in our Linen collection .

  • custom made khaki linen suit by mond
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    This Khaki Twill Linen Suit is very classical take on a suit in tropical fashion. The light color does a wonderful job at showcasing the airy cloth, and thus the suit is one of the most leisurely designs we provide. The style we've presented here is casual, emphasising the less formal characteristics of the linen, but you could also contrast the informal color and make the suit with roped shoulders.

    Linen is a fabric for the summer, it will wrinkle beautifully as plant fibres should. The fabric weighs 320 g/m2 which is light enough to allow air to circulate without being so thin that it becomes see-through. The Twill weave gives the fabric, and the suit, a firmer and more lavish structure than what is typical for suits made from Linen.

    It is the perfect suit for being outside in the sun this summer, and can be styled in a variety of ways. Especially because the suit in itself is so informal it lends itself beautifully to be styled up a bit, where it with a crisp white shirt and a selection of your favorite accessories like a subtly patterned midnight blue tie, black sunglasses and maybe even a black pocket square if your feeling bold. Otherwise you can double down on the informality of the garment and combine it with a t-shirt and boating shoe like Sebago’s. Like most rather informal suits this khaki linen suit lends itself to be worn as separats.

    The fabric comes from the Baird McNutt mill in Ireland. It is a family business that thrives in the harsh Irish weather and specialises in the production of linen fabrics. The fabrics are woven using traditional methods, and have a low environmental impact, due to sustainable farming practices. To learn more about the mill please visit their website. [ https://www.bairdmcnuttirishlinen.com/ ]

  • custom made natural linen twill suit made by mond
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    Introducing our Natural Linen suit. Custom-made to your body measurements, this suit is crafted from 100% linen by the renowned Baird McNutt fabric mill in Ireland, weighing 320g/m. It offers exceptional breathability and comfort, making it perfect for various occasions. Its versatility allows for easy dressing up or down. Explore the full range of suits in our Linen collection .

Styling Options

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The versatility of a linen suit gives you the possibility to pair it with anything from jeans, overshirts, light knits, to t-shirts.

Investing in a linen suit provides you with endless options for combining it with your other garments. Wearing the trousers alone gives you the desired summer flair, while the jacket serves as an excellent companion throughout all three seasons, pairing perfectly with your favorite jeans or chinos.

Experiment with different shoes, such as loafers, Sebago’s, or espadrilles, to stand out from the bustling city life during summer or to maintain a relaxed vibe during vacations or semi-formal events.

Andreas Weinås demonstrates how to wear it casually with your favorite knit and an overshirt during colder Scandinavian summer evenings. A linen suit is not just a choice for summer semi-formal attire but a true companion through all three seasons.

Questions about Irish Linen

What makes Irish linen suits unique compared to other linen suits?

Irish linen is renowned for its exceptional quality and durability due to the favorable climate and soil conditions in Ireland, which produce flax fibers with long staple lengths. This results in a smoother and stronger fabric that is highly breathable, making Irish linen suits ideal for warmer climates

Irish linen suits suitable for formal occasions or just casual wear?

Irish linen suits strike a versatile balance between casual and formal wear, making them suitable for a variety of occasions. While they are commonly associated with relaxed summer events and casual outings due to their lightweight and breathable nature, they can also be dressed up for more formal affairs.
Pair your Irish linen suit with a crisp dress shirt, silk tie, and leather dress shoes for a polished look that is suitable for weddings, business meetings, and other formal events

What are the advantages of wearing a linen suit?

Linen suits offer several benefits, including exceptional breathability and lightweight comfort, making them perfect for warm weather. The natural fibers of linen also have moisture-wicking properties, keeping you cool and dry even in humid conditions. Additionally, linen suits have a relaxed and effortlessly stylish look, making them suitable for both casual and semi-formal occasions.

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