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Why Flannel Shirts Are a Stylish Option for Men & How to Wear Them

Posted Nov 14th, 2022 in All News, Fundamental Style, Personal Style, Style Knowledge

With the colder months looming, flannel shirts are an ideal option for men to consider incorporating into their wardrobe for a variety of reasons. Read on to learn how to stylishly wear this fabric. 

Why Flannel Shirts Are a Stylish Option for Men & How to Wear Them, King & Bay Custom Clothing, Toronto, Canada

A Warm Winter Style

Although flannel shirts can be worn year round, they are the quintessential shirt for the winter season. The fabric is a tightly woven wool or cotton that is brushed for softness, making it as warm as it is comfortable. The flannel shirt's classic styling makes it incredibly versatile and enables it to blend in with a variety of looks with very little effort. From transitional weather through to winter, flannel is a timeless, warming fabric that is optimal for colder temperatures.

Our Advice on How to Wear Flannel Shirts

Appreciate the Texture

Textures can create depth to your overall look and flannel provides a convenient way for men to experiment with texture and patterns. For men who prefer understated style, flannel is a great way to slowly add colour into their wardrobe. You can add a pop of colour to your outfit by wearing a solid coloured flannel shirt under a cashmere crewneck sweater.

Experiment with Layers

One of the best things about flannel shirts is how versatile they are. It is a perfect layering shirt because it can be worn on its own or as a mid layer. You can layer a bold coloured or patterned flannel shirt under a sleek vest which allows your shirt to stand out. To help keep this look refined, complete it with dark jeans and boots.

Dress it Up

Some men think of flannel shirts as inherently casual garments however, they can also be worn to achieve smart casual looks. To master the smart casual look with flannel, avoid colours that are too loud and instead, choose shirts that are more subdued. Wear the shirt tucked into a pair of dark denim jeans and then finish the look with loafers, chukkas, or derby shoes.

Experiment with Other Textures

Varied textures can elevate a basic look and turn a simple outfit into something impressive. Pull in other textured tailoring into you look and choose dark, autumnal colours and tactile fabrics like corduroy, tweed, and wool.

Add a Sport Jacket

It is possible to wear a flannel shirt under a casual sport jacket when it's done correctly. Choose a sport jacket  with patch pockets, a soft shoulder, and textured fabric. A solid coloured flannel shirt is the easiest look to pull off, but you can also try a small check pattern. Complete this look with chinos or cotton trousers and loafers or oxfords.

Flannel is a great functional fabric that men can add into their daily wardrobe. And because flannel shirts are so versatile, men can wear them and achieve a variety of looks from casual to elevated.