The Perfect Flannel Shirt

Nothing says casual comfort like our men's plaid flannel shirts.


The flannel fabric in these shirts is the softest flannel you will ever find, thick and brushed on both sides for maximum softness and comfort. Long-sleeved shirt with button-through patch pockets. Distinctive washable faux-suede trim on the outside neckband, bound buttonholes, and locker loop. Long shirttail hem stays tucked in. Pure cotton. Washable. Imported.
Sizes: M(38-40), L(42-44), XL(46-48), XXL(50-52).


Overall: 4.6/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 4.6 / 5 based on 163 reviews

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152 of 163 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Soft and warm shirt - 6/9/2014
    By: from South Bucks. U.K.

    I too bought this shirt I red/black for next Winter. I am tall so most Orvis shirts are too short in the arms - this one in XL fits! Soft, thick and warm makes this almost the perfect flannel shirt. It could be improved by having flaps or covers to the pockets. I was a little concerned as to the shrinkage, so I washed it, line dried it and hey, hardly any shrinkage at all! I was going to order another in blue but this colour is unavailable.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Just right for Winter - 5/21/2014
    By: from Dallas TX

    I bought this shirt for next Winter. I find I don't have a flannel shirt for Winter and this one is fine enough for dress up. It is soft and thick and warm, with classic coloring. Orvis provides the finest clothing.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Awesome flannel...#1! - 4/15/2014
    By: from Roseville California

    Bought one of these shirts on a whim...after a week I bought 2 more. Simply the best flannel shirt I have ever owned...roomy in the shoulders, minimal shrinkage, the fabric is SOOO soft...absolutely recommend this shirt!

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Terrific flannel shirt - 2/14/2014
    By: from Hilton Head Island

    I gave this as a Valentine's Day gift -- he loved it and is wearing it right now. It is beautifully made. I haven't seen the tattersall design anywhere else. Don't hesitate on this one.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Perfect Is Right - 2/12/2014
    By: from Cleveland, OH

    A very substantial cold weather shirt. Excellent fit. Classic design.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Just what I was looking for - 2/10/2014
    By: from Portland, ME

    Elegant for a flannel shirt. I actually like the pattern. It's very heavy, which this winter is a blessing. Somewhat full-cut, but that's what you expect in a flannel shirt.

  • 4/5 stars 4/5

    For the "long haul" - 2/3/2014
    By: from Upstate NY

    Quality material; nice "just right" weight; good fit. Bottom-line to flannel shirts is how well they hold up to washing & drying. Have only washed once -- so far, so good. Only reason not a 5, needs a few more washings before I can tell!

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Flannel shirt - 1/23/2014
    By: from Baltimore, Maryland

    I like this shirt because of it's classic design high quality and comfort. I was initially concerned about possible shrinking after washing but it's fine. As I write this review it's 7° outside and chili in my living room . The flannel shirt is keeping me quite comfortable.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Perfect Shirt for a Cold Winter - 1/21/2014
    By: from Rockland County, NY

    This one's my second. It's the perfect workaday shirt for a cold winter. Beats the heck out of lighter flannels. I work at home, sometimes am at desk, but sometimes outside. Fit (medium) is perfect, ample fabric, not cheap and tight. Even outside on coldest days, no need for layers under my coat. Plus, I love the sophisticated country look.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Substantial and warm - 1/21/2014
    By: from Atlanta,Georgia
    Top 500 Contributor

    Great quality and no ironing. I get many compliments on this shirt.

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What is flannel?

A plush, warm fabric of various weights and fineness, flannel is a plain-weave cloth that has been heavily brushed or carded for a soft napped finish. The brushing process creates insulating air pockets in the interlocking fibers that enhance its luxurious warmth. Cotton flannel is a favorite choice for pajamas and robes, cold-weather apparel, and bedding. A medium-weight fabric, wool flannel is a soft twilled fabric with a loose texture and napped surface to conceal the weave. Wool flannel is used mainly for suits and business attire.

History of flannel

Derived from the Welsh word for wool, gwlanen, flannel was being woven in Wales as early as the 16 th century. The French were using flanelle by the late 17 th century, and a German word for the fabric, flannell, can be traced back to the early 1800s, indicating the use of this soft, warm material for clothing and bed linens during harsh German winters.

Flannel clothing

Nothing says cozy like a classic pair of soft flannel pajamas. Typically the cotton flannel used in pajamas is brushed on both sides for the most comfort, and flannel pajamas are a winter sleepwear staple for men, women, and children. Flannel has long been thought of as the fabric of woodsmen, lumberjacks, and farmers as it is exceptionally good at insulating, particularly for outdoor work in cold environments. In the early 1990s, the Seattle alternative music scene introduced flannel shirts as a fashion statement among young people.

It's also has traditionally been used for athletic team wear—baseball road uniforms were historically made of wool flannel and known as “road grays”. Cricket uniforms were originally made of white flannel, and known simply as “flannels”. Wool flannel is a wonderful choice for more tailored business and dress clothing. Its tight weave helps pieces retain their shape, adds a sophisticated look and luxurious drape to clothing made of this classic fabric.

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