We firmly believe that you can’t ever get enough flannel and that too much flannel isn’t even possible. Especially if you spend your falls and winters in the cooler parts of the country, flannel everything is certainly your best friend for those colder months. Like wintertime, flannel time is virtually a season in and of itself. Especially in the northern parts of the country, flannel is a well-loved traditional staple.
But, flannel is not just iconic, it is also a well-established piece of American heritage. Forever appearing in stories about lumberjacks and cowboys, flannel is quite literally woven into the fabric of American folklore. While flannel originated in Wales, it can be found in American history going as far back as the Civil War when soldiers used flannel to keep themselves warm and dry. Flannel also made an appearance as an important part of the country’s first railroads when it was worn by workers as flannel long underwear and overalls. Now it remains a cultural icon in America’s cold climates and is basically synonymous with fall in Vermont and winter in Colorado. Now, this amazing fabric remains one of the most stylish and sought-after fabrics around.
We’ve established how flannel is amazing because of how iconic and how much a part of American culture it is. But, how does this time-tested fabric still hold up in 21st century America? Well, the answer is quite simple: it’s totally practical. Flannel is warm, comfortable, and perfect for cooler or wetter weather. This cold-weather staple is sure to keep us warm and cozy all winter long. Many fabrics tend to be tightly woven, but flannel material is loosely woven. This loose weave creates air spaces between fabric fibers. Because is a good insulator the many air pockets in the flannel fabric are what help it retain so much body heat in cold winter temperatures. The fabric will literally trap your body heat to keep you warm and cozy. Flannel is also typically made of brushed cotton, which means it’s also soft, lightweight, and breathable to wear.
Flannel shirts are just one of those things you can’t really have enough of. They come in so many designs, colors, patterns, weights, and styles that it’s really hard not to amass a cozy collection. Especially since they’ve become incredibly stylish, they are an easy go-to that you can wear with just about anything all winter long. Cabincore and Cottagecore styles have really helped to pull flannel shirts on the map for just about everybody. Once the uniform of farmers and lumberjacks, flannel shirts now belong to everyone who loves flannel.
Flannel shirts style well with just about everything. Wear with your favorite pair of classic jeans and some Chelsea boots for a classy and laid back look. Wear as an extra outerwear layer when going on, while lounging around at home, or over a sweater dress to bring it down to earth.
Flannel doesn't have to end when the sun goes down. While hanging out all day in your favorite flannel shirt, you’re sure to wish you could feel so warm and cozy while climbing into bed. And you can. One of the most popular pajamas styles of all time is flannel pajamas. Especially for the colder winter months. Warm, but breathable, flannel is absolutely perfect for winter sleeping. You can be sure you’ll be cozy and totally comfortable. Even if you live in warmer climates, flannel pajamas can still be a great option for cooler nights.
Take your flannel game to the next level with flannel sheets for all the beds in your house. Your family will definitely love you all the more for it. Flannel sheets are one of the things so many people look forward to when they think of winter coming. Because flannel is napped cotton fabric, which means loose fibers are teased loose from the overall weave, it makes flannel feel super soft and fluffy when you crawl into bed at night.
Flannel sheets can also feel very festive for the holiday season. Holiday flannel sheet sets are something that you and the whole family can look forward to when getting ready for the holidays. Holiday flannel sheets also make a great Christmas or holiday gift for anyone who is missing out on the flannel lifestyle.
Blankets are great to have around the house. Especially during the colder months of the year. Swap out your regular throw blankets for a set of flannel blankets instead. Choose patterns like tartan, plaid, or other winter-themed designs to really get into the cozy winter mood that flannel so much inspires.
But, flannel doesn’t end there. You can completely flannel your home (yes, we just made flannel a verb) with flannel robes, boxers, nightgowns, throw pillows, winter accessories, and more. The good news is, you can’t possibly have too much flannel, so definitely enjoy this wonderful and iconic fabric for all the joy and coziness it brings us during the colder months.