Cotton/linen is less luxurious than silk, or even wool-linen blends, but it is a more affordable and undoubtedly more practical decision. Cotton is considerably tougher than silk and both resists and recovers from creases more effectively.
In the same vein, when blended with linen, often wool fibers have to be quite dense and thick for the blend to work, which can result in a rather heavy or dense cloth which loses the qualities of lightness and breathability required of summer tailoring.
Cotton/linen therefore bests both alternatives. If you look for cotton-linen blends, you’ll find them in most decent high-street retailers. We hope that you find that cotton/linen is a real contender for a cool summer cloth.