Let's Hear it for the Boys

Flannel is more of a wardrobe staple than a trend, but it has definitely been more prevalent this fall. Thanks to the '90s grunge revival, plaid flannel button-ups are becoming as commonplace worn open, like this Fashionisto, as they are tied around ones waist.

This Fashionisto is able to keep his flannel look modern with dark wash jeans, rather than the tattered light wash denim generally associated with the grunge era. He also shows the versatility of flannel by wearing it open in a shirt-jacket style as opposed to the classic buttoned up option. If worn open, you can keep it simple in a neutral tee like this Fashionisto, or take the opportunity to add a pop of color to your look.

Flannel is usually associated with plaid, but they are not mutually exclusive. Flannel is all about that soft to the touch fabric, not just the print. It does come in solid colors of course, but I personally love the herringbone option Lands’ End provides. Herringbone is a great subtle print that works well with denim, chinos and even wool pants. Worn in flannel, it becomes quite the unexpectedly smart choice for any fashion forward Fashionisto that wants to stay ahead of the curve.

Hint: If flannel isn’t your preferred textile or you just want a bit of a change, corduroy shirts are a great alternative. They still provide that outdoorsy look, extra warmth and texture to an outfit, like flannel, but art a little more lightweight.


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