Fall’s Most Versatile Staple: The Flannel Shirt
Flannel may have been co-opted by man bun–wearing hipsters in the 2010s, but it's a new decade and streetwear brands are taking back what's rightfully theirs. There's a reason this wardrobe staple is so universally appealing: it can be instantly dressed up or down, hardly ever needs ironing, and can double as a shirt or a jacket depending on the weather.
Convinced? These are the styles you need to get you through every occasion this fall.
The Dinner Date
If your date wants you to wear a button-down but the thought of a dress shirt makes you cringe, enter these flannels. Crisp, fitted silhouettes look nice enough to wear out with dark jeans or khakis, and you can still be incredibly comfortable. Finish off your look with dress sneakers or Chelsea boots.
For a laidback afternoon grilling with the guys, these casual flannels are the perfect option. Complete your fall ’fit by throwing one on over a white undershirt—then button or leave open depending on the forecast. Finish with jeans, a team snapback, and your favorite pair of sneakers.
The hybrid shirt/jacket is one of our favorite trends this season, and heavy flannels do the shacket at its best. We’re going to push outdoor gatherings (safely of course) as long as we can this year, so these heavy-duty overshirts will come in clutch. Wear over a waffle-knit thermal or sweater with jeans, boots, and a beanie.