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Mens Plaid Shirts - How to Wear a Flannel

Posted: Mar 01 2017

Plaid Shirt Style

There is no denying that flannel shirts AKA plaid shirts are a fashion staple. These shirts are often associated with lumberjacks and 90s grunge kids, but it's never been more relevant to incorporate a nice flannel into your wardrobe. Take a look at our guide and learn how to master the art of plaid shirts.


Flannel Shirts 

Whether you're going for a casual vibe or you're going for a smarter look, where there is a plaid there's a way! The plaid shirt much like a lot of other menswear pieces has its historical roots. In this case, flannel shirts date back to the Scottish highlands but today it's become a classic around the globe.


What is a flannel shirt?

A flannel is usually characterized as a kind of soft-woven wool or cotton shirt.These types of shirts are incredibly versatile and make for great fall and winter time outfits. The best way to wear a flannel shirt in our books is to simply throw on a pair of distressed skinny jeans and some low-top sneakers. 


Mens Flannel Fashion 



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When it comes to wearing plaid shirts, we like to keep it casual. Wear an oversized flannel shirt with deeper hues such as red, black, or blue. Now grab a pair of skinny distressed rocker denim and a basic t-shirt in a dark hue which contrasts with the plaid. Finish the look off with a pair of boots or sneakers and you've got yourself a rebellious fall look. 



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Another approach to wearing a plaid shirt is to go for a more smart casual look as shown above. In this case you can grab a classic red tartan plaid and wear it with a fall jacket of your choice. If skinny denim isn't your thing don't fret, a plaid shirt looks just as great with a pair of regular fit blue jeans. Finish the look with some desert or hiking boots and you've got yourself a more sophisticated flannel outfit. 



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Another example of a great outfit put together with the right flannel. This casual look takes a nice over-sized flannel shirt in lighter hues which pairs up nicely with his roomy grey t-shirt and light washed distressed denim. The camel coloured chelsea boots round this outfit out nicely. 


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