One week we’re lamenting the damp squib of a spring we’ve been bestowed this year, the next we’re starting to scrutinise whether our chosen deodorant brand is doing the job it was prescribed to do. That’s right, we’ve reached that time of year where your entire wardrobe suddenly becomes redundant overnight as the true representation of spring we’ve been waiting for finally beds in. Yes, it’s still raining more than any of us expected in the month we’d usually be posting selfies from a sunny weekend at Soho Farmhouse but, with temperatures consistently in the double digits, we can finally give a warm welcome back to the threads we haven’t seen since October. However, despite the number of summers experienced on this planet so far, for most of us there always seems to be a gaping hole when it comes to clothing that can really take on the challenges that the hot weather poses. Therefore, lets collectively commit to making this summer the one where we properly invest in those key items designed to keep up with the climbing temps.
Make no mistake, easy breezy linen is the definitive fabric of summer. While personal experience will already attest to how well it fairs in a heat wave, let’s delve into the technical reasons why. First of all, linen is a long-lasting natural material made from flax fibres, which are naturally breathable and moisture-wicking. This means that it allows air to circulate around your body and wicks sweat away from your skin, keeping you cool and dry in even the sweatiest of rush hour commutes. But for those looking for a contemporary range that doesn’t make you look like a dad on holiday, let us point you in the direction of GANT. With a fresh collection that has just dropped at everyone’s favourite high street department store, John Lewis, it’s one of the best places to shop for summer on the high street right now, including a choice few linen pieces we've been eyeing up for the warmer weather here at GTHQ.