La flanelle

Flannel

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Every season, its own shirt. If linen is particularly suitable for the hot summer months, in winter we tend to turn to thicker, more comforting materials like flannel.

What is flannel?

We often talk about wool flannel and for good reason: widely used in making costumes, flannel was originally made entirely of wool. This material comes to us from Wales – and actually means “wool” in Welsh. Today, cotton flannel is becoming more and more widespread, particularly for making bed linen or shirts, more suitable for wearing next to the skin.

One of the big advantages of flannel is that it is very flexible, does not crease, and therefore requires little maintenance.

The particularity of flannel is that it is very soft and “warm” to the touch, which makes it an ideal material when it is cold. To obtain this specific appearance, the fabric is passed between soft rollers equipped with micro-nubs rotating in opposite directions, in order to be lightly scraped: its surface then becomes fluffy, almost soft.

How to wear a flannel shirt?

One of the big advantages of flannel is that it is very flexible, does not crease, and therefore requires little maintenance. When washing, simply dry it on a hanger and smooth it out with your hands. For many flannel shirts, ironing is not necessary, especially since they are mainly suitable for casual wear.

For more comfort and freedom - especially desired with this type of material, we have chosen to offer our flannel models in our casual cut, On a very thin layer, next to the skin or under a large sweater in winter, a shirt in Flannel will be ideal for keeping you warm. The relatively thick texture of the fabric keeps the heat inside and prevents the cold from passing through. Quite practical, no?

In fall or spring, flannel can just as easily be worn as an overshirt over a T-shirt

In fall or spring, flannel can just as easily be worn as an overshirt over a T-shirt (preferably plain). Finally, in terms of other subjects, you have plenty of choice. With its felted, slightly fuzzy appearance, flannel goes well with rougher textures like denim, virgin wool or thick cotton.

You will have understood, we are completely seduced by the thermal properties of flannel. A natural, elegant, and ultra comfortable material to spend the winter warm.