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How To Style A Flannel Shirt For Men

Flannel shirts are a staple of men’s style that should not be forgotten. They can work during any season (though most favor them during the fall) and they look good with all sorts of men’s outfit ideas. Their power should not be underestimated! 

Men’s flannel shirts work well no matter what your personal style is. They pair with jeans, chinos, hoodies, t-shirts, jackets, sneakers, and boots - doing their part to create all sorts of outfits for men. Whether you’re chilling at home or going on a hike, a flannel shirt can give you the look you’re going for. You just have to know how to wear it. 

That’s why we’re here. At Perk, we’re the masters of men’s fashion. Whether it’s the dead of winter, the dog days of summer, or somewhere in between, we’ll surely have great ideas on how to dress. 

What Are Flannel Shirts?

Men’s flannel shirts are most often made of soft fabric like cotton or wool. You’ll commonly see them in checkered patterns, but the great thing about these shirts is that they’re known for their versatility. Checkered is far from the only pattern they come in. 

Flannel has most definitely stood the test of time. Since it’s so warm, it was worn by farmers and lumberjacks throughout history in order to keep warm, but in more recent years, it’s become the everyday man’s wardrobe staple. 

Ways to Wear Flannel

Adding a flannel shirt to outfits for men automatically puts across a woodsy, rugged vibe. But the great thing is that you don’t need to be chopping wood or exploring the wilderness to wear these shirts - you don’t need a reason at all. 

Flannel can be dressed up or dressed down. You can keep a flannel shirt open with a t-shirt underneath for a casual Sunday at the dog park, then choose a solid-colored flannel and button it up for Monday morning at the office. 

  • Casual Flannel Looks

  • Men’s flannel shirts are easy to add to a casual look. All you have to do is pick out your favorite pair of jeans, or a pair of chinos from Perk - because everyone knows how comfortable those pants are. After you pick your pants, find a pair of sneakers to create the ideal outfit. 

    Adding a white tee underneath your flannel shirt in the summer creates a layered look with a splash of contrast that will keep you looking sharp. 

    When it’s cold outside, you always have the option to layer a hoodie under your flannel, or to layer a jacket on top of it. One article of clothing we do recommend you steer clear from is the sweatpants or workout gear. While these things have a time and a place, they don’t typically mesh well with the flannel silhouette. 

    What Color Flannel?

    Flannel comes in all sorts of colorful options, so it’s wise to know what men’s outfit ideas work with what colors. Check them out:

  • Red Flannel Shirt
        • The red flannel shirt is by far the most popular option for this style. You can wear your red flannel shirt with a black t-shirt, skinny black or blue jeans, and sneakers or boots to pull off the perfect look. 
        • Leave your flannel unbuttoned if you’re feeling casual, or button it up and leave the collar open, or perhaps button it up all the way and pair it with a jacket. 
  • Black Flannel Shirt
        • A black flannel shirt is classic, edgy, and cool. It speaks to the grunge style of the 90s, and if you choose a black flannel shirt with gray woven through it, you’ll stand out from the crowd in the best way. 
        • Black flannel is possible to wear all year-round. In the summer, pair it with one of Perk’s tops layered underneath. In the fall, throw on a hoodie underneath your black flannel and look effortlessly cool. 
  • Gray Flannel Shirt
        • Much like the blue flannel shirt, the gray flannel can be dressed light or dark depending on the season. 
        • Combine it with neutral colors like white, beige, brown, or black, and any hue of jeans and shoes. 
  • Brown Flannel Shirt
      • The brown flannel is often overlooked, but it goes perfectly with so many other shades - from blue, to red, to green, to other shades of brown, the brown flannel is versatile and gives off a cozy, fall vibe. 
      • The brown flannel can be worn with medium blue jeans or complementary brown pants. And don’t forget the brown leather accessories! 

    Wearing Your Flannel

    The way you wear your flannel shirt depends on your overall men’s style, and the occasion to which you’re wearing the shirt. Just remember to stick with the classic shirt colors and offset bold patterns with simple outfits for a balanced, well-rounded look. 

    For more advice on men’s fashion, stop by Perk’s blog