Manual Pick: Premium Linen Shirt

by Julius Kensan
8th February 2019
In the latest Manual Pick, we take the side of UNIQLO’s premium linen shirt as the hot season approaches. Manual Pick is a series where we highlight products we love and desire that range from remarkably banal to mucho fancy.

Lately, the weather in Jakarta has been consistently fickle – just like how we are when deciding on what to eat. A bright sunny morning is quickly replaced with rain showers in the late afternoon, progressing further to a balmy evening and rounding it off with thunderstorms in the dead of the night. Still, one thing for sure is that it’s going to get a great deal warmer as the hot season approaches.

If you’re the kind of individual who takes the necessary steps to gear up for what’s ahead, then quality linen shirt is in order. It goes without saying that a linen’s highly breathable property is indisputable but not all linen shirts are created equal. Luckily, one doesn’t need to travel far, nor damage the wallet for a quality one as demonstrated by UNIQLO’s range of premium linen shirts.

Those who aren’t familiar with the textile might look pass the fact that it’s made with pure French linen. But if the composition of the material does matter to you, then you’ll be pleased to know that it means softer and comfier wear compared to its blend counterpart.

Exploit its variety of colours to your advantage by donning a particular one to denote your mood of the day. Black, “I mean business”; Sunshine yellow, “Say Hi, and I might have a candy for you”; Coral blue, “Cool as cucumber”. And if you want to take it up a notch, wear them like the Italians do: sprezzatura, as they call it. It’s a studied carelessness and nonchalance, leaving things a little undone that actually adds on to the appeal.  

Regardless of the reasons, a linen shirt is a versatile wardrobe staple that will always stand the test of time. From business meetings, date nights to a wedding by the beach, the linen shirt is a competent multitasker you can count on. Think of it like a gifted actor who takes on any given role with ease.


Premium Linen Shirt – IDR 399.000 –