Want to get back to Flannel Shirts

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  1. conquerordie

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    So I've found that over the years I have gotten away from flannel. Always used to wear them, but lately it's more Carhartt sweatshirts. Can't beat the look and feel of a quality flannel shirt. So what's your favorite maker for flannel shirts?
     
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    I BUY mine thru king size cause i wear a 4xl
     
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    Funny, I'm sitting here wearing a Carhartt sweatshirt reading this.... Up until twenty years ago or so I wore flannel shirts all the time, now I wear a sweatshirt more often, but during actual winter I often wear flannel over the sweatshirt. Good heavy flannel shirts have become more difficult to find outside of higher end outlets. I think the lighter ones are marketed more to a crowd who digs the "look" rather than actually being warm. LL Bean still makes some nice ones, as does Filson, but man alive ... $$$$$$!
     
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    I'm rather frugal by nature so I like to get the Walmart MEN'S flannels. I don't feel badly if I get them messy or do something to tear them up because they only cost $7-8 and I like the more traditional colors and patterns. I won't purchase the flannels in the ladies department because they cost almost twice as much and neither the material or the construction is better quality. I guess those flashy (gaudy to me) colors cost more to produce.
     
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    Time and textiles have changed. I guess I have as well.

    I still get an occasional flannel shirt for Christmas, and I'll generally wear it until holes appear. I have one plaid wool shirt that I really like, but I mostly wear full-zip hoodies around the house for warmth.
     
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    I mainly rely on my local Farm & Home store for generic flannel shirts (and most Carhartt stuff too). Some of the flannel shirts are pretty light, and sometimes I find some thick heavy ones.
     
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    I wear carhartt and cabelas heavy flannel.
     
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    Carhart and LL Bean, I also have Cabela's flannels that arent to bad. Headed to LL Bean in Maine in a couple of weeks with some Bean coupons, I can smell new flannel in the air. I have amassed a large collection of flamnnel shirts over the years but I have been doing the sweat shirt thing as well.
     
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    There's still a week or two before the beginning of flannel season here. Once I rotate the shorts and madras out in favor of the flannels and corduroys, I'll post a closet shot. It looks like the flag display at the United Nations, if all nations were Scotland. :D
     
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    My absolute favorite is a Woolrich that I picked up. Carhartt being a second but it's seems like they are perma- starched or something.
     
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    I have become a really big fan of Vermont Flannel. They are made in the USA and really good quality. I just got a couple for my kids. I just got a wool Pendleton Shirt for the first time(Sierra Trading Post) and that is a great shirt as well. Both are a little on the more expensive end but I like the quality and know they will last.
     
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    There are three or four long-sleeve Carhartt chambray shirts in my closet, in varying tones of blue or gray. I like them over a good tee shirt when Fall arrives. I have one of the "Longmire" chambray shirts, the western-cut one with the diamond-shaped snaps, for those situations when a bit more, um, attitude is appropriate. :4:
     
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    Duluth makes some nicer heavy stuff, but wait till it's on sale. They always have stuff on sale.

    Bass pro also has a line of heavyweight flannel that is decent
     
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    Ditto on Duluth Trading Company.
     
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    Love me some Woolrich.
     
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    While I do enjoy my heavier flannels when it’s real cold out, I like thinner el’cheapo flannels too because I can wear those almost year round. I’m not picky about brand as long as it comes with a long enough tail that doesn’t untuck easily or shrink too short. Tall sizes are good.
     
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    i watch the thrift stores for woolwrich, pendleton, and the like, though i'm not too picky if it's wool and warm. though i might not wear 'em as much this year, with an infant in the house-baby puke on the wool? no thank you....
     
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    ^^^^what he said. I'm always perusing the thrift and second hand stores.
    Deals can be found for the patient and frugal.
     
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    No specific maker, I just find one J like and get it. I can't stand a lined flannel!

    I've moved away too, but mostly to other western type shirts, and a tshirt that are heavier material, or I just put on a jacket of various types depending on the weather.
     
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    I have a few from LL Bean that are nice, but expensive. However, since I wear flannel pretty much daily from late Septsmber to mid-May, I can't afford that many $50 flannels. I've found that the men's flannels at Walmart have been fairly decent for the last five years or so and, at $8, I'm not overly concerned if I get one greasy or tear it or generally destroy it. When I find patterns that I like that will fit well, I will buy several and stockpile them in the closet in the event that they aren't as nice next year. This has worked well for me, as some years I can't find good, inexpensive flannel.

    And, considering that our temps this weekend are mid-40s to low 60s into the end of next week, the flannels are coming out tomorrow.
     
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    I have a lot of flannels. Most of them are from thrift stores, garages sales, or bargain bins because I don’t believe in spending much money on clothes.

    I usually go with whatever brand I can find a good deal on. However, that being said, I do have favorites. Woolrich makes my favorite flannels. They are nice and thick. In my experience, they are more durable than your average department store flannel. I also have an LL Bean I could say the same thing for.

    I also love Eddie Bauer (for more than just flannel) because they offer sizes that are tall without being big and tall, but that’s more because of my sizing than the actual construction of the shirts.
     
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    The air does have that autumn smell. Don't have a favorite brand flannel, buy what we can afford. But when I acquire a shirt or pants that become a favorite, will wear them till they shred. How many times have I heard from my wife, are you really going to wear that? Yes.
     
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    Since my colour scheme is flashy grey/black the men's section is where I shop for flannel.
    I have a couple of favourite ones that are soft like babyclothes and already few years old, those were bought new at discount season when they are 50-70% off. I think the brand is Danish, called Esprit.
    When I need new ones for rugged stuff, off to charity shop it is.
     
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    I'm in the tall category as well and just bought a couple of Expedition Performance flannels at Eddie Bauer - well made, and very comfortable. Highly recommend for those that enjoy having the small of their back and their forearms and wrists covered when wearing a long sleeve shirt. ;)
     
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    Yep, Duluth Trading. My missus absolutely loves it, wear it all winter long. Nice and thick. The flannel, not my missus.

    JohnP
     
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    five brother makes a real quality flannel... they are kind of pricey but i have picked them up at thrift stores for under $5.00
     
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    I love wearing flannel shirts. My choice is Duluth Trading Co burly weight. I love the extra large buttons. When they go on sale a buy a 1 or 2 yearly. I wear them fall to spring.
     
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    I need to buy some new flannel shirts. I've had mine for years and came from a Bass Pro sale. For winter, I typically don't wear a coat, just a flannel shirt and wrap up in a wool blanket.
     
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    I have one flannel that I bought at K-Mart when I started dating my wife back in 1995. It no longer has sleeves or a collar, but keeps my core warm when working outside during summer - fall, when needed.

    My wife doesn't even bother to ask about it anymore. She knows better.
     
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    Duluth Trading - but heavyweight merino wool is my choice today, flannel was excellent, until I tried Merino wool.
     
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    If I know I'm going to be in town all day, I'll wear a flannel, but as the saying goes, 'Cotton Kills' and 'flannel' usually means cotton.
    I've found that a good Woolrich or Pendleton wool buton down shirt is just as 'dressy' and sharp looking, seems to last me a lot longer and has the better insulation properties of wool.

    I DO have a few cotton flannel plaids (LLBeans' "Lindsay" plaid is my favourite shirt for the Winter Holidays wear as it is basically 'Christmas' colours) but most of my 'flannel' shirts are actually LLBeans "Chamois" shirts which have MUCH thicker flannel than most shirts have.

    I live just about exactly between the Beans Factory Outlet in No. Conway, NH in one direction and the actual Freeport Flagship HQ LLBean Stores in the other, but like most Mainers do, I get most of my LLBeans stuff (almost new, sometimes with the tags still on) at GoodWill at 90% off Retail. :)
     
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    I know it's not a flannel, but to reiterate my point:
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    Nailed a 100% wool sweater for under $6.
     
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    Every year I get a Woolrich wool flannel shirt for Christmas. I love them, as I grew up down south and have a hard time with the cold New England weather. There’s four seasons here. Almost winter, winter, still winter, and road construction. I’m not lyin’ It’s true!
     
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    I would usually get a cotton flannel shirt every Christmas too.... and I would never wear the cursed things. Besides the fact that the sleeves are never long enough, they are just entirely too hot and sweaty, even when it really is cold. Very unpleasant things.

    Except for what I buy online and "import", wool clothing simply does not exist here.
     
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    Me too. I have lots of cheapies and have no problem wiping paint or glue or what have you on them.
    I also have thicker ones (also cheap) for very cold weather. In winter: t-shirt, long sleeve shirt, flannel shirt, sweater.

    That's funny!
     
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    As long as it's not cotton. Excepting in the summer, I avoid all cottons while afield.
     
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    Another nod for Duluth Trading. Their heavy flannels are very nice.
     
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    I like Duluth, some Carhartt. Duluth I don’t need to try on, they’re cut right for my big frame. But buy them on sale.
    We have a closeout store here close by called “Hammers” where I can find Carhartt for about 50% off most times. I don’t buy a lot, but I like their flannels and hoodies.
     
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    C.E.Schmidt Workwear cotton flannel shirts, sold at Tractor Supply.
     
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    I was at big 5 this weekend. They had some good heavy ones there, Dickies was the brand.

     
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    Every Black Friday I go to the Tractor Supply down the road and pick up two or three C. E. Schmidt acrylic/wool/rayon blend shirts. They are winter time favorites.

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    I wear the at work and afield.
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    Pendleton wool shirts
     
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    +1 on Pendleton shirt (wool). I like a lot ones with snap buttons two pockets and yoke (western style ?).
     
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