Fall = Flannel

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Since the weather has turned cooler I have consistently reached for a flannel shirt during the weekend. I have specifically reached for my Lands’ End Black Watch shirt, but any flannel will do when because when it’s cold and wet outside these soft warm shirts are where it’s at.
Black Watch Flannel Shirt
I already know the first question that you are going to ask. Why didn’t I buy the L.L. Bean Scotch Plaid Flannel shirt? It’s the trad classic. It’s Inexpensive ($49.95), available, and there are lots of great Tartan options. Good question and great points! It all comes down to fit and L.L. Bean does not fit me well. I find it to run large. If they fit you I am envious. They are a good deal.
Lands End Buchanan TartanI was excited to find an alternative for those of us that can’t make Bean’s fit work. Lands’ End has been doing a great job of bringing the Tartans this year (see my Sail Rigger post) and it is appreciated! I purchased the Black Watch a few weeks back and have worn it every week since.

I like it so much that I am thinking of grabbing another. Usually I would go Dress Campbell, but it looks a bit off to me. Luckily the Dress Stewart is close to perfect and the Bucahanan Tartan is speaking to my inner outdoors man.
Dress Stewart Flannel Shirt
If you don’t have a Tartan flannel shirt this might be the time. If Bean fits you there are options over that way (See here)and if not LE might have you covered (See here). Either way they are a nice way to add a little color in the mix while staying completely comfortable.

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5 Comments on "Fall = Flannel"

  1. Tim says:

    What are the shoes? I’m really digging the kind of aux natural/unpolished look of them, are they suede or unbuckle or something?

  2. Bluchermoc says:

    Did you try Bean’s tailored fit?

  3. Fred Johnson says:

    In the winter I live in LLB flannel shirts, I find the fit perfect for me. Too bad they no longer offer the country flannel pants or country cords or more than two colors of shetland sweaters.

  4. oxford cloth button down says:

    Tim – Thanks! They are 10 plus year old Wallabee in Clarks Beeswax Leather if I am remembering correctly.

    Bluchermoc – I did. They did not fit well. To me it felt like they just made the back area tighter, but no changes elsewhere.

    • Tim says:

      I really dig them, despite not being the biggest fan of Clark’s, I have been eyeing up a pair of wallabies of late. First things first however and a pair of Sanders playboys is pretty well at the top of my list.

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