Crisp nights by the campfire, brisk mornings chopping wood, and chilly days in town all pair perfectly with the warm and stylish shoulder-season staple. Today’s flannel evolved from lumberjack roots to include shirts made with an array of fabrics, upgraded technical features, and even heavy-duty jackets. Best of all, there’s an option to fit every budget and style.
This shirt manages to check all the important boxes. It’s impressively breathable, comfortable against bare skin, durable.
When you need a bit of extra coverage, reach for a flannel tunic. The longer cut and drop-tail hem mean it pairs well with leggings and won’t ride up during the day’s work. Most of all, though, I like how this shirt doesn’t restrict movement. With hidden underarm gussets and a bi-swing back, you can easily chop wood or reach up high without feeling like you’re about to Hulk out of this shirt.
Over-size garments and the use of thick, heavy fabrics are perfect for creating casual combinations with T-shirts, leather jackets, down jackets and coats. In fact, these overshirts can be worn over a light polo-neck top, like a jacket, or just with a T-shirt and padded jacket, without the top. But remember to balance the layers and the mix of fabrics and colours in order to avoid looking tacky.