Cotton flannel shirts are where it’s at when you want an ultra soft, super warm layer that looks great on its own or when layered. Yeah, flannel shirts are also offered in solid colors, but the colder months tend to call out for plaid. Don’t blame us, we didn’t make the rules.
A flannel shirt is a staple in a man’s wardrobe, but they are all not cut from the same cloth. Some feature heavyweight fabric that makes its presence known while wearing it, and then there are other, lighter options that promote warmth and increased breathability. You should have at least one of each in the closet to be able to choose between on any given day.
Flannel shirts are always go-to options, especially in the colder months. Find your next shirt right here. We did all the hard work for you already, as these are some of the best of the best. Get them while the getting is good, gents.
The classic look of buffalo plaid is timeless, man—it’ll never go out of style. Rothco’s heavy 8oz. fabric features a 100% cotton outer shell, two breast pockets, 6-button front closure and a whole slew of color options to choose from. Get the warmth and comfort you deserve in a shirt that’ll be ready to ride every day of the year.
Thick, 7oz. heavyweight cotton flannel has been used on the Woolrich Oxbow Bend shirt that has been boulder washed and brushed on both sides for an unbeatable softness. Even though it is soft to the touch, it has been reinforced for toughness, as it is double-layered throughout the forearm, back yoke and front placket.
This midweight, brushed flannel shirt from The North Face is perfect to be layered for a cold winter’s ride. It features an active fit, so it works well underneath a vest and a thick riding jacket. Other patterns and colors are also available, we just liked this one the best.
The Cooperstown shirt from Dickies has knocked one out of the park with its use of premium cotton flannel that has been brushed and garment washed, which has resulted in an extra soft feel. The button-fastened front placket and double button chest pockets keeps the shirt steadily secured and ready to hit the breeze.
The best shirts are the most simple, and this one from Fox proves that. The Glamper has been crafted from 195g yarn dye brushed twill flannel that has been garment washed with silicone softener for a comfortable wear all day. This shirt is also available in black version as well (but it looks more grey).
Although Pendleton has built their name on wool shirts and jackets, their cotton flannel is also something to write home about. The Jerome shirt is made of heavily brushed 100% cotton flannel that features striking brown ombre plaids. This shirt also boasts a western styling complete with faux tortoise shell snaps for good measure to give you ultimate feel and comfort for the ride ahead.