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Old 01-08-2011, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Flannel is making a trend comeback around here, apparently, say people who care about such things.
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Old 01-09-2011, 07:51 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Thanks. Can I ask you another question as you seem to be the only guru here? I take it as yes. When you say flannel shirt do you mean it must be necessary made of wool?
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nope-flannel can also be cotton.
PAhippo is right. Some flannel is wool but I think cotton is more common now. I am wearing cotton flannel pajamas at the moment. There are also different flannel "weights" or thicknesses, although I only see the weight mentioned when I buy flannel sheets.
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Old 01-10-2011, 01:27 AM
 
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Flannel has made a huge comeback in the past few years, partly due to the hipster trend for plaid now dominating the youth/young adult market; but also the strong demand from Japanese buyers of americana, who've single-handedly blown new life into grand-daddy companies like Pendleton & Woolrich.

That unbuttoned flannel look isn't fashion in the strictest sense, any more than a pair of Oakley's or 501's can be considered in-style or out-of-style. It's comfortable clothing that transcends aesthetics. Now if you were concerned with design & appearance, you'd probably score more points if you rocked sweaters or half-zips from Burberry, Michael Kors or John Varvatos.
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Old 01-10-2011, 12:51 PM
 
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Ahh, my wardrobe of 20 years ago. Flannel shirts and t-shirts. I wouldn't wear it now.
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Old 01-10-2011, 12:55 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I did flannel in the early 90s, wouldn't be seen in it again. I see it worn on 20 something hipster types here in NYC.
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Ahh, my wardrobe of 20 years ago. Flannel shirts and t-shirts. I wouldn't wear it now.
Funny how trends recycle....we wore those in the 70s.
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Flannel has made a huge comeback in the past few years
When did flannel go away?
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Old 01-10-2011, 07:12 PM
 
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When did flannel go away?
After the grunge era died off in the mid-90's, flannel took a back seat to hip-hop wear, at least in the youth/young adult market. You couldn't find flannel at Urban, Hot Topic or PacSun by the late 90's. Even post-grunge indie kiddies who slashed their wrists to sophomoric Midwest emo (think Braid, Mineral, Texas is the Reason!) didn't rock flannel
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Old 01-11-2011, 03:17 AM
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Location: Pennsylvania
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well, no little whippersnapper is gonna tell me what to wear!


Maybe those fancy stores didn't carry it but around here, so does kmart and actually any store that sells hunting/outdoor wear.


I love PA.



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Old 01-11-2011, 06:20 AM
 
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Flannel shirts are very popular here during cool weather, and always have been.
Both my BF and my son wear them, often.
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