For most of my relatively long life, the plaid flannel shirt has been a cool-weather sportswear classic. Lately, I have heard they are emphatically "out," including jokes in several quarters that they are mainly worn by Lesbians nowadays. I know that for several years my teenage stepson has cringed when I have appeared in his company wearing what I thought were nice plaid flannel shirts. I thought this was just his hangup, but maybe the lad is more "cutting edge" than I had given him credit for being. Anyway, any thoughts from forum members?