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Flannel work shirts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Skanstull, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. Skanstull

    Skanstull Senior Member

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    Inspired mainly by the RRL thread, I would like to get my hands on some nice, flannel or similar heavier cloth, check casual shirts, like the one below (posted by a fellow member in the RRL thread). RRL has some great shirts but they are both quite expensive and also a bit difficult to get hold of (I live in Europe so selection is limited).

    I am also aware of Filson, that has some nice design. Is the quality comparable between RRL and Filson?

    Any other brands I should check out? They need to be available from a European re-seller, as importing from the US becomes uneconomical with customs and VAT.

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  2. wj94

    wj94 Active Member

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    That RRL one looks awesome, do you happen to have a link for that specific shirt?
     

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    I’m a fan of five brothers flannels. They’re a Japanese company with two versions of the same shirt, one made in USA, one made in China. Price being the only difference I can tell. They’re kinda hard to track down outside of Japan, so rakuten is your friend here.
     

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    I do mtm flannel from canclini fabric through proper cloth
     

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    Skanstull Senior Member

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    Agree, but unfortunately not. I guess it is a few years old.
     

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    Not sure if you're already familiar, but check out Sugar Cane. They're manufacturing a lot of fabrics and this is their in-house line of sorts. Heavier without being an IH flannel, but still substantial. I'd recommend sizing up one full size, however.
    https://shopcanoeclub.com/collections/sugar-cane
     

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    Also check out Engineered Garments and 3sixteen.
     

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    I swear by Patagonia's flannels, the ones with the square cut tail. This year's patterns are kind of meh, but every year they come up with one or two that are pretty nice. They are really good for, you know, working -- cut is a little oversized with lots of room to move and the construction is first rate.

    The best flannel shirt I own, though it's more of a heavyweight brushed cotton, is a Woolrich Woolen Mills from the Daiki era. I almost hate to wear it because at this point it's practically a collector's item. In the same vein EG flannel Work Shirt and Classic Shirt are on point. I have a flannel Classic Shirt, which is basically a long sleeve camp shirt, that I got about a decade ago and have worn it to death. EG has brought the Classic Shirt pattern back this year -- cool details like false flap chest pockets, hard to explain.

    If you want a traditional cut flannel shirt -- in other words an ocbd but in flannel, Gitman Vintage has some really nice patterns every year. I've been looking for a blackwatch but only if the buttons aren't white or pearl. I agree that Portuguese Flannel's ... flannels .. look really nice, as they should...
     

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    I am a flannel fanatic (which is completely incongruent with my locale). The best flannels I have come across are made by Samurai Jeans, Freewheelers, Stevenson Overalls, The Real McCoys, The Flat Head, and Iron Heart – the fabrics and workmanship are stellar.

    Earlier in this thread, posters mentioned Engineered Garments, Portuguese, RRL, and Filson. I have flannels from each of these companies. They are all good products, but not on a par with the above listed brands.
     

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    Are the top tier shirts you listed of a similar price to the second tier?
     

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