They are new, but really itchy. Any tips?
Maybe scratchy is a better word.
Wear them inside out during a full moon. Then throw them away. Itchy pants will be a thing of the past!
How To Soften Linen Fabric
Wash them and use a fabric softener. The more you wash them the softer they will become. I wear a lot of linen and love it.
Been there--try wearing panty hose under them and see if that helps or even heavier hose. The fabric will always be itchy. They should say dry clean only---true story, they will be way ugly if you wash them.
use one of those fabric softeners and maybe they'll a little more soft