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Old 05-10-2009, 07:42 AM
 
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Why do people in rural areas wear flannel shirts so often? Here in the suburban Northeast, they are totally out of style! In fact, I think that they are the ugliest shirts ever designed. Why do people wear them?
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:31 AM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Warmth, comfort, and praticality?
I don't think they're meant to be a fashion statement.
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:55 AM
 
Location: OUTTA SIGHT!
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What??!
You don't like Plaid???
http://www.jbbloomers.com/images/downloads/plaid_hunter-blk_hr.jpg (broken link)

http://www.dogcollarsbymmdesigns.com/images/bright_blue_plaid.jpg (broken link)

http://www.denalithrows.com/BLACK%20PLAID%20.jpg (broken link)
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Old 05-10-2009, 09:25 AM
 
Location: 95468
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I feel warm just looking at those.
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Old 05-10-2009, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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They feel warm when it's cold outside. And they seem to go pretty good with a pair of jeans.
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Old 05-10-2009, 12:27 PM
 
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It may be surprising, but not everyone cares about "style."

If someone is offended by flannel shirts, I would say that is not the shirt wearer's problem, but theirs.
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Old 05-10-2009, 03:34 PM
 
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However, I do believe that their is indeed a "style" to flannel shirts...they seem quite popular in some areas...why not just wear a sweater or sweat-shirt?...
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Old 05-10-2009, 03:46 PM
 
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Why do people in rural areas wear flannel shirts so often? Here in the suburban Northeast, they are totally out of style! In fact, I think that they are the ugliest shirts ever designed. Why do people wear them?
Apparently, in some areas the surburban Northeast is somewhat totally out of style as well.

And yes, flannel is comfortable, warm where needed and easy to wear. Especially on a casual weekend morning with just enough chill in the air that a bathrobe is to much but a bare back is a bit too cool.
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Old 05-10-2009, 04:11 PM
 
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Well, I've got to tell you. I have a wonderful memory of my DH wearing a plaid flannel shirt. We were staying at a log cabin in the mountains of TN one winter just before we married and I can recall it as though it was yesterday. I smelled breakfast cooking and walked out of the bedroom to see DH bent over a fireplace building the nicest fire. Tight, great looking jeans, boots and a flannel shirt that showed off arms nearly as big as tree trunks. HOT! And he smelled sooo good! He's really a city slicker that was playing country squire/lumber jack that week-end and I loved it. So, there are some of us that don't freak over flannel.
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Old 05-10-2009, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I HATE, HATE, HATE them - husband LOVES, LOVES, LOVES them

Many years ago, we found some that didn't look "old man plaid" - they were flannel but nice colors, stripes, etc. - but they they've since worn out and now again there are only the plaids. He likes them but (I may have mentioned this - I HATE them.
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