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Old 05-12-2009, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Nothing better than a flannel shirt, some ripped jeans, and a pair of doc martins. To be honest though, I've never bought jeans with holes already in them. Any hole in a pair of jeans I own has come from something work/outdoor related.
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Flannel shirts are coming back in style mainly because of the retro 90's culture.
Retro 90s?

I feel old, suddenly.
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:45 AM
 
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I worked at an outdoor store in Chicago and we used to sell TONS of Patagonia's flannel shirts. They were really popular with people that worked outside and people that were more into the "outdoor lifestyle" look or activities.

I think the guys found them to be nicer looking that a sweatshirt and more durable. Young and old guys would buy them, I'd say about half just liked that style and half just wanted something warm and high-quality.

I don't care for other plaid shirts or cheap quality flannel shirts. Most of the ones you see aren't even really flannel. A "real" flannel shirt is warm, has some weight to the fabric, and will wear well over time.
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Old 05-12-2009, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Nothing better than a flannel shirt, some ripped jeans, and a pair of doc martins. To be honest though, I've never bought jeans with holes already in them. Any hole in a pair of jeans I own has come from something work/outdoor related.
Same here. Or just from horsing around or something.

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LLBean has some really nice ones in very nice SOLID colors. Look into that for your husband. He gets his flannel and you get to be not so horrified at the sight of him!
I'll have to look into that, for myself and my man. Unfortunately LL Bean tends to be a bit out of my price range usually.
Plus I think I'd rather save up for a nice flannel Carhartt jacket instead!
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Old 05-12-2009, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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LLBean has some really nice ones in very nice SOLID colors. Look into that for your husband. He gets his flannel and you get to be not so horrified at the sight of him!
Thanks Ann in Oriental - I will. My eyes will thank you
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Old 05-12-2009, 04:35 PM
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Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Thanks Ann in Oriental - I will. My eyes will thank you

Aren't those called Chambry shirts? They are solid colors, warm, and very comfy.
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Nah, a true chambray is a lighter cotton fabric (many denim shirts are chambray, light denim is a type of chambray). Flannel is traditionally a heavier weave, and was originally wool, though it's now available in cotton, as well.
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:12 AM
 
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Oh yeah and my hubby is hot in a flannel. It makes him look like a man not a "girly man". I love rugged. Sorry woosy clothes on men don't do it for me. Again, too woosy.
We think alike! And I'll give you $10 for that word "woosy". Sure would like to have it to use now and then.
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Oregon
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I love flannels because they are comfortable, easy to work in, and warm. I like to use them as jackets. I hate pullover sweaters and sweat shirts. Too confining around the neck. Oh yeah and my hubby is hot in a flannel. It makes him look like a man not a "girly man". I love rugged. Sorry woosy clothes on men don't do it for me. Again, too woosy.

I agree - I would rather see my man in a flannel and jeans than a three piece suit any day! Never been attracted to the "rich, stuffy type".
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Old 05-19-2009, 03:54 AM
 
Location: California
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Flannel shirts are coming back in style mainly because of the retro 90's culture. They are also very comfortable.
The 90s is not coming back. For a very short period in 2008 the grunge look came back, but it has already come and gone (it was a fad). Also in 2008 some 70s items came back. Its all gone, now, its like, 1983.
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