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Smart looking and versatile, our cool and comfortable linen-blend Malay Shirt is perfect for work or travel.
Our Malay Shirt looks great in the office and serves as a cool and comfortable top for travel.
The fit is relaxed and the cut is a little longer than your average shirt, so you can wear it loose for casual comfort or equally it would look great tucked into trousers, jeans or a skirt. If it gets particularly hot you can also roll up the sleeves and keep them in place with a button tab.
Blending soft and relaxed natural linen fibres with polyester, the Malay Shirt is made with Performance Linen™ which resists creasing and is more durable than ordinary 100% linen. It also won't fade, lose its shape, shrink or stretch like regular linen would.
The Minimum Layer Construction™ reduces the weight and bulk so it dries much quicker, maximises comfort and breathability and packs down small so you can take it in your hand-luggage.
The Malay Shirt has all the classic elegance of a linen shirt, but without any of the downsides.
Performance Linen™ 55% linen 45% polyester.
By painstakingly stripping out unnecessary fabric and avoiding the common practice of double fabric panels we gain many advantages. The clothing is lighter and less bulky as well as quicker drying and more breathable. And because our fabrics are super tough, functionality can be improved by stripping away anything that doesn’t really need to be there.
Staying cool in the heat is actually more challenging than keeping warm in the cold. The most effective fabric technology is to use open weave structures that disperse heat through convective cooling.
We were the original lightweight revolutionaries. Back in the 1970’s we realised that cutting weight without losing performance meant that you can take less and do more. Everything we make is engineered to achieve this.
Low pack size is a benefit whether you’re packing for a day’s walking or for the trip of a lifetime. We continually scrutinise fabric specification and garment construction to minimise the packed size of our clothing. The actual pack size is tested and listed.
All Rohan clothing is designed to be very fast drying – as much a benefit for unexpected downpours as anything else. It’s easy to wash and often needs no ironing. Almost all garments will dry overnight, meaning you can take less with you. We test every item and list its drying time.
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I had hesitated to buy Rohan linen for ages as when in shop it seemed to crease when I crushed it with my hand. However an assistant was wearing it and swore by it. So finally gave it a go and bought the khaki coloured linen short.
Creases do really drop out when you wear it. Wash and hang and you don't need to iron. So now want to replace all the linen items in my wardrobe! In fact I now have a shirt, T shirt, dress and trousers in Rohan linen-blend.
However a few caveats. The linen is quite heavy so in humid and hot conditions I really would prefer a thinner linen. Even in Greece in May I felt a bit hot in my navy blue linen trousers. Also I don't think the breast pockets do much for most women so I unpicked the pockets from both the shirt and dress and it doesn't show at all - and they look much better. Finally would like to have hanging tabs for when travelling.
There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing. Rohan is your constant companion for every journey, whatever the journey.