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post #61 of 126
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Originally Posted by PolePosition View Post
So I've noticed that for the past year, especially now since it is cold outside, that alot of designers, stores, etc are putting alot of plaid flannel items up. And I'm seeing alot more of the forumers giving approval as well.

My question is, WHY?...

Dude. flannel is cool.
too question that
is to name yourself
a fool.
Now let firehose
prove it to you.

fIREHOSE
Flyin' the Flannel.

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post #62 of 126
I love my Flathead flannel and you cannot convince me otherwise.
post #63 of 126
It is certainly comfortable.
post #64 of 126
maybe the op can be a little more relevant when it's gone out of style maybe in a 5 years or so. It took a little more than a decade or so to make a comeback.
post #65 of 126
no one said anything is cool or officially not. they just wear it and you see it in the media.

actually you are the one who is making any kind of claim, no?
post #66 of 126
I don't think the new ones are made for 'fashion victims' plaid flannel is a classic imho, and the new slim cut ones are just modern interpretations.
post #67 of 126
I think I might bite the bullet and buy the double breasted buffalo check coat at Target, thanks for reminding me... this thread.
post #68 of 126
Double breasted? Not sure how i like it in theory but i guess i'd have to see it worn. Do you get a discount? You're from Omaha. Do you like the band "The Good Life"? I have a tshirt i never wear if you want it.
post #69 of 126
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Originally Posted by chronoaug View Post
Double breasted? Not sure how i like it in theory but i guess i'd have to see it worn. Do you get a discount?


You're from Omaha. Do you like the band "The Good Life"? I have a tshirt i never wear if you want it.

I love the good life, I don't suppose I could buy it from you if robbie doesn't want it?
post #70 of 126
I used to be a hugggee fan back in high school/freshman year of college. But i dunno, i feel like i outgrew them somewhat. I find most all tim kasher songs pretentious, shallow and whiny now. I do still like Album of the Year as i'm a Bukowski fan, and the album basically plays like the cd version of one of his novels minus the dog track.
post #71 of 126
^Domestica? Totally hi-jacking this thread.
post #72 of 126
I can't do cursive AT ALL anymore. I followed them intently after domestica and through ugly organ. The new cd came out so much later i didn't care. Tim kasher under the good life or cursive played in orlando 5 times in 3 years for a period and i saw him 4 of those times. He bought my friend's underage sister a drink when he was wasted after a show. Had subway with greta cohen (i forget her name. the cellist). I dunno, just can't do much of that anymore. I never really liked any other saddle creek band besides those two when i was in high school/early college though. Come to think of it, i gave my old cursive tshirt away a few years ago too. Same with my of montreal shirt after "satanic panic in the attic" came out and i wanted to puke. sigh.......
post #73 of 126
Umm... Sorry to interrupt but I feel like I have to answer the topic even though it's been beaten already. Workwear is a big "trend" this season and plaids are basically a basic. There are so many different versions that it just rotates every season. Last fall, it was buffalo plaid, last spring was gingham plaid, and it just goes on and on. Sure, hipsters and weird teenagers like to wear flannel shirts but they're not necessarily lumberjack material. It's only for lumberjacks if you buy it really loose and wear with really faded jeans and have a big beard. And you chop wood in your spare time. Fashion takes all sorts of influences from just about anything. It can be influenced by military, workwear, hobos, hippies, and any movement that involves people. Plaid flannel just happens to be associated with lumberjacks in some minds but really, I think it's more about comfort and warmth, especially in the fall/winter seasons. So in conclusion, plaid flannel is just another basic that was made fashionable simply by changing the cut of the shirt. It's like trench coats and fingerless gloves. Designers and the general public decided that a military or hobo inspired look is actually as stylish as it is versatile, and so it became part of the fashion world. Simple as that.
post #74 of 126
Plaids and flannels have been big for a long as time and not about "this season". Military stuff was big in the runways 3-4 years ago. It's hit a breaking point that even a year ago, gap started stocking a fair amount of stuff with military details and now every mall store and low end brand do. Plaids aren't new even in terms of a modern fad. I think plaids and flannels have actually jumped the shark already to the point where i've even seen hipsters and messenger bike kids around here starting to move away from the western or flannel button ups.
post #75 of 126
God, I hated Ugly Organ.
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