The Linen Shirt

There’s something about linen that I’ve always liked. It’s somewhat elegant, but it’s also inherently casual — the slubby texture and the propensity for wrinkles keep it from ever becoming too precious. I love the subtleties in color shift that happen in a garment, and the way that it feels so natural. In the summer months linen is great because it’s super lightweight and breathable, but I also like it as a transition piece in the fall. This piece, with its longer sleeves and extra bit of weight made it the perfect option for a sunny Autumn day.

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I found the shirt at Zara and picked it up for a song. It’s on trend with the color blocking theme that’s been everywhere, and I like how the black banding accentuates my shoulders. Makes me look broader, which I’m not complaining about. Paired with a pair of light washed jeans and a trust pair of Clarks desert boots, and the overall look is elegant and casual, perfect for hanging out or heading to business meetings over lunch.

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Photos courtesy Kristin Booker for Giafrese

Jeff Smith

Jeff started in photography and short format video, and he's been at the forefront of the web tv movement. He’s worked on haute couture shoots in Paris, shot street style in Milan, and is currently developing a steady roster of beauty, fashion, and digital clients in NYC.