73 thoughts on “Is it fair to say that flannel shirts went out of style? Why is that? Black in 2015/2016. it was all the rage.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Flannel doesn’t go out of style. It’s like saying jeans went out of style. I wore flannels long before 2015 and I will long after 2015. They’re just a practical piece of clothing.

    • Anonymous says:

      Any recs on how to style a midweight flannel like ops colors? I’ve got a really nice one but feel like it looks really 2013

      • Anonymous says:

        layering. flannels are big time in style in the streetwear/hypebeast/zoomer sphere right now. most popular they’ve been since 2016. travis scott and ye are who brought it back, so look at them for inspo.

        You don’t
        Red flannel just looks incredibly bad

        truly clueless.

        • Anonymous says:

          Are you even a zoomer? Flannels are not in vogue right now among gen Z because they got absolutely played the heck out back then.

          Knitwear, prep revival, and canvas workwear is the new meta among young ‘fashionable’ people. Not the Jerry-Lorenzo, Pacsun ripped jeans + flannel type of look that was big 7 years ago.

    • Anonymous says:

      They are called shackets (shirt jackets, jesus wept at the name).

      I would call a flannel shirt a staple, it may not be in fashion but it’s not out of style

  2. Anonymous says:

    How many times is this thread going to be made? This is only something that autists on this board say. Flannels have literally always been in style and they are not leaving anytime soon. The only thing that changes are the popular colorways. People still wear the red and black plaid, but it definitely is not what it was back in 2010

  3. Anonymous says:

    as completely functional clothing, they’re basically above style at this point.
    whether they’re considered cool or not only accounts for a small percentage of people who wear them.

  4. Anonymous says:

    does anyone know a good brand for a jacket exactly like picrel? I have a Uniqlo flannel and JCrew chambray that I absolutely hate and would like to upgrade to something a little thicker/more substantial in the low $100 price point for both of them

    • Anonymous says:

      good: https://www.ironheart.co.uk/tops/ihsh-232-red.html
      decent: https://www.fjallraven.com/ca/en-ca/men/tops/shirts/canada-shirt-m
      decent: https://www.filson.com/tops/flannel-shirts/vintage-flannel-work-shirt.html#sku=11010689-fco-022857201

      the iron heart one is going to be like 100 times nicer than any flannel you have ever seen or felt but it’s twice the price
      also if you buy one you’re going to want to buy more of them.

      • Anonymous says:

        moron you linked shirts not jackets
        here let me help this guy properly:

        does anyone know a good brand for a jacket exactly like picrel? I have a Uniqlo flannel and JCrew chambray that I absolutely hate and would like to upgrade to something a little thicker/more substantial in the low $100 price point for both of them

        its a knockoff of the filson mackinaw cruiser, here’s the original: https://www.filson.com/mackinaw-wool-cruiser-jacket.html
        they still make them in washington its the only piece they’re not outsourcing or moving to the california factory.
        some other brands like huckberry sell decent knock offs of it for around $300 if you’re on a budget. the original is the best.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I like them, easy to pulloff and looks good with anything. But since red is an awful color and that red and black flannel is the perfect lesbian attire, I avoid it.

  6. Anonymous says:

    There’s literally one schizo on this board who keeps shitposting about how flannels are now somehow completely “out of fashion”. Pay no attention to this gay, flannels have literally never been out of fashion.

  7. Anonymous says:

    op pic is probably a shirt with a lined cuff not a jacket though, so if anon was just confused when he said jacket, the iron heart’s the best by far.

    • Anonymous says:

      >Pretty expensive for a shirt?
      not if the quality and details are there. i gotta have flannels in hand to tell you if they’re worth or not, its hard to tell from product photos and descriptions. plus its all about fit so it depends on how it looks on you. 190usd is the high side of what mid tier flannels go for these days. for guys who don’t wear flannels all the time but want one thats not shit that 150-200usd range is the sweet spot. if you wear flannel a ton and you’re fine wearing the same pattern all the time go big or go home: iron heart, vintage pendleton etc.

          • Anonymous says:

            its not arbitrary i know the market.
            100-200 is what most high end flannels that aren’t iron heart go for. iron heart is on a tier above everything else, not even close. because they exist everything that isn’t iron heart is mid tier at best. in terms of objective quality — its hard to quantify high fashion artistic type shit.

        • Anonymous says:

          anon you were right 5 years ago but if you haven’t bought shirts in a while, decent shirting’s skyrocketed in price the last few years. you used to be able to get good flannels, ocbds etc under 100 but that’s not the case anymore. blame reddit and inflation. good cotton flannels start at like 100 now.
          you can still get good cotton flannels for $30-50 but only if you’re chubby/fat, they’re all cut for guys who have a gut. and wool flannel prices never really changed — you can still get a very nice one for about 100bux.

          iron heart makes $350 cotton flannels and anyone who has ever touched or worn one will tell you they’d buy another one.

          to be fair they should be priced a lot lower & its not iron heart’s fault. tariffs on these kinds of goods from japan are insane.
          poorfags will never understand wanting the best version of X, money is no object. $350 is cheap as heck for "the best in the world" tier for any type of garment. but in reality their objective value is more like what they’re priced at in japan.

          • Anonymous says:

            the problem with ll bean is they use a pretty low grade of only 6-8oz cotton.

            it’s fine for the price, but iron heart UHF fabric is literally twice as heavy

          • Anonymous says:

            The chamois shirts are nice for heavier-weight than something you’d wear as the first layer, and you don’t have to deal with tariff jannies or international shipping restrictions. Can’t say I have knowledge of how the slightly fitted chamois is cut, I’ve just got traditional. I am curious how flannel feels when it’s the same fabric weight as my jeans.

          • Anonymous says:

            and the patterns & quality/level of brushing. if you’re rocking the flannel it has to be something that’s unmistakable for a flannel from h&m or costco. you can get good patterns for cheap but they’re gonna be straight ripped off from filson/pendleton/etc. agree those ll beans look fine for the price, something i’d wear in early fall when its not cold enough for heavy shit yet.
            you can get 50-100bux flannels that punch way above their weight in materials quality but they’re all workwear shit so they’re going to be cut accordingly to what the average american construction worker guy with a beer belly would wear on the job. the other problem is they tend to have branding, some but not all have tacky cheap looking buttons, etc the details just aren’t there. carhartt, legendary whitetails etc come to mind.

          • Anonymous says:

            How can a slimmer fit justify a 2x markup? Going to a tailor would still save you money. On average 20-50 dollars saved a piece.
            Learning how to sew seems like a no brainer if it can save you $50 a shirt. Just 4 shirts could pay for the cost of a new entry-level sewing machine.

          • Anonymous says:

            its the fit, the details, the buttons, the fabric, the patterns, how well the collar holds up, how good the collar roll is etc etc.
            sorry but i just feel like a child wearing a pattern that could come out of target or amazon basics, i can see and feel the difference between single and double brushed and how well of a job was done, i can tell from a distance if a shirt has fake plastic mother of pearl/horn buttons, etc they never reflect right and look cheap, and break easily etc.
            these flannels are far from the most expensive shirts i wear lol.

          • Anonymous says:

            they don’t have non slim shirts. there’s a middle ground between baggy workwear cuts and slim officedrone cuts. 30 isnt what their shirts cost that’s a sale price, they’re 50-75 per shirt and 100 for mtm.
            spier and mackay is good but that’s like the bare minimum entry level for decent shirting. they’re good for dress shirts and my top rec for guys just getting into menswear but they don’t make any pattern that looks good in flannel.
            when you get a bit into your career and arent like 19yrs old you won’t have to min/max cost and you’ll see value in wearing more than the bare minimum especially if you want to stand out. it won’t carry you but its good for career advancement to dress well no matter what you do. got me raises even back when i was yeeting shit tanks out of peoples yards.

  8. Anonymous says:

    They stopped being associated with lumberjacks and now instead are related to urban soiboys with beards and leather boots who have never chopped a log in their life

  9. Anonymous says:

    >Is it fair to say that flannel shirts went out of style?
    no.
    people have been wearing tartan pattern shirts for hundreds of years and will continue to wear them for a hundred more.

  10. Anonymous says:

    if you’re wearing red buffalo check flannel in a 2012 raw denim lumberjacksexual type fit though, yeah that’s giga out of style and cringe right now unless you’re layering it under a canvas jacket, or an actual lumberjack.
    but if you’re wearing it with streetwear hypebeast type stuff, that shirt would be very current and in style rn.

  11. Anonymous says:

    also the better the shirt is the more wash cycles its going to last. at least with flannels and oxford/twill/etc shirts, definitely not the case with dress shirts. the buttons don’t get brittle and crack. the patterns don’t fade. the fabric stays nice. the collar doesn’t get hecked up. etc.
    my personal problem though is that cheap slim shirts almost always are poorly designed in picrel area. the ratio of the length of the part of the collar to the right of the mouse to where the button is placed is never well thought out, leading the roll to look like ass and the area to the left to fold and look like shit. or the collar is just too small and chokes me out. cheap shirts are designed for normies who wouldn’t ever think about actually buttoning their shirt up all the way, maybe never at all. just look how normies wear flannels. i like a button down collar and i like to wear it buttoned all the way up most of the time. i’m somewhat neckpilled, definitely no turtle. has to fit good in the neck. most shirts where there was actual human thought put into this aren’t $50.

  12. Anonymous says:

    are IH flannels workwear or office wear?
    do I have to size up in order to lift my arms over my head?
    are they long enough to squat in without showing off the tramp stamp?

    I don’t want to get burned by what is essentially a super expensive office button up disguised as workwear.

    • Anonymous says:

      They are durable enough for work.
      But they feel too nice to wear for working, if that makes sense.

      I certainly don’t want to stain a 350$ shirt, even if it’s durable.

      As for fit, IH has two different cuts. "Western shirts" are long and slim, "work shirts" are cut a little shorter and boxier so you have more freedom of movement.

      Usually every pattern/colour/fabric comes in both cuts.

        • Anonymous says:

          i do remodels. carhartt tier shirts when i’m going to get messy outside. $100-200 flannels if i’m working indoors or interacting with the homeowner. peacock when i’m doing bids and shit.

          • Anonymous says:

            pendleton, filson, and snagging $200+ flannels on sale/used. i like engineered garments on the job for their barrel sleeves.
            fjallraven and nordy are my go to for trimmer cuts for like hiking and stuff.

          • Anonymous says:

            i would definitely feel more comfortable doing work in a filson than in an iron heart, mostly because they just dont quite have as good an objectfeel. i always wanna baby stuff that costs too much i suppose

    • Anonymous says:

      Both. I work as a geotech engineer where I spend time in the office and at construction sites, I wear my IH flannel in both scenarios. If I’m working outside and know I’m going to get really muddy, I just wear shitty carhartt stuff, but the IH flannels are versatile enough to wear in any scenario. There isn’t any piece of clothing that will realistically survive the job site though, they all break down over time

  13. Anonymous says:

    i was taught that flannel shirts were not stylish growing up and always avoided them. But looking back, people have been wearing them for over a hundred years in my midwestern state. it seems to be booming in popularity right now here, guess i will finnaly give in and just buy one to fit in with my local culture and history

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