Let's Hear it for the Boys

Flannels are an undeniable favorite, especially among guys. Some like them for their edgy feel and other loyal supporters wear them simply because they’re easy and relaxed.  These are just a few reasons why everyone loves a good, soft flannel, but the flannel’s relationship with fashion goes back a long way and isn’t going to stop anytime soon. We’ve seen them dressed up, dressed down and everywhere in between, and this Fashionisto shows us that perfect blend of casual and sleek, but with a bold red flannel.

Minus the statement flannel, this Fashionisto is sporting yet another one of my favorite trends, denim on denim. He paired a light denim button-down, like this one from ASOS, with a pair of fitted jeans and brown lace-up boots; one of the most popular shoe styles for men. I love when guys aren’t afraid to rock a casual leather or suede boot on a daily basis—you won’t look like you’re going to Prom! Boots like these from Urban Outfitters are great for pulling your look together in the best way that isn’t too dressed up, but is just the perfect amount of effort and style to make them your new favorite boots.

While flannels are known for being super casual, the world really is your oyster these days. Take tips from this Fashionisto and take the casual flannel where you want it to go. In his case, just combine all the right pieces to maintain a sleek base and top it off with a flannel for the perfect relaxed but stylish and sleek outfit.

Hint: If you need to dress up a similar ensemble, keep the button-down, jeans and boots, but swap out your casual flannel for a tartan blazer like this one from Topshop. Your denim/plaid look will still be laid back but this time with a bold and professional statement piece.


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