Don’t worry, we know that Christmas is well behind us but can never help but get excited when Summer arrives and the London Season takes off! Cricket fixtures punctuate much of the country’s downtime, Polo gets into full swing and then, the icing on the cake and a talisman to Zeus, God of Rain, the Royal Hospital throws open its gates to the spectacular Chelsea Flower Show and the hottest ticket in town.

Budd has the perfect shirts and accessories to see you through the Summer season. The look is relaxed and breezy, allowing for a note of informality whilst retaining just the right balance of elegance and style. Our linen shirts come in a kaleidoscope of colours from simple shades of blue, white and cream, through to hues of green and yellow, and bolder blues, emeralds, purples and pinks. We offer two styles of linen shirt; the first adheres to the Budd Classic shirt shape, whilst our second is a Casual style, conceived with straight hem, side vents and out breast pocket, to be worn untucked, either open or closed.

Linen is the perfect fabric for warmer months, thanks largely to its natural flax origins and smooth, close weave. It’s arrival in our wardrobe heralds the Summer months and brings with it a sense of easiness. It is one of those cloths that gets better and better the more it is washed and worn, and need not look to crisp and polished. It’s tendency to wrinkle and soften are part of its charm. Our Dunlunce linen is woven in Northern Ireland and is preshrunk at the mill to ensure its stability and softness. It has a slight lustre, ensuring that handle and finish of the cloth has depth and vitality.

Budd’s collection of hand rolled pocket squares in linen or Batiste cotton are another easy option when it comes to creating a lighter look. Whether worn with a suit, navy blazer or linen jacket, or for an insouciant accent on a morning coat, they lift the tone and even have a practical use on those rare, warmer days!