Overall: 4.6 / 5 based on 149 reviews
138 of 149 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Always satisfied -
By: pollock1 from grand Blanc mi
Check my record of purchases, they are many. I am a quality nut. I want the best for myself and family. Simply, that is why I buy Orvis goods. The flannel shirt looks great, feels great and evokes comments from those lucky enough to see it. Every man needs at least 2 of these beauties.
Orvis "as usual"! -
By: BuddyK from Salem, NH
My experience with Orvis Twill and Flannel shirts has been extraordinary. They are the only casual shirts that hang in my closet.
Great Flannel Shirt -
The Flannel shirt is both great looking and comfortable. They are expensive but worth the price. The shirt is light yet warm. I love wearing them in winter on a casual Friday. I look professional yet not overdressed. Perfect for the professional.
Great Casual Shirt -
By: RJBP from Pittsburgh, PA
This is a great shirt for casual Fridays in the office. Goes well with jeans or slacks. Fit is true to size. Very soft and comfortable and washes well.
My go-to shirt -
By: poolboy from Gleneden Beach, OR
Surely one of the best looking and most comfortable shirts I have ever owned,
Best Valentines Gift -
By: Goodwife1 from Blacksburg, VA
Shirt was perfect. Loved the color and style of shirt. Flannel yet dressy. Will purchase more.
Overpriced flannel shirt -
I can't believe I paid the amount I gave for this shirt. It doesn't look anything like the picture in the catalog. Suppose to be grey and brown but is only shades of brown. Not particularly well made or attractive pattern and I really overpaid for this item. One redeeming feature is it's a 'large' (my size) and fits.
Best shirt -
By: Busyperson194 from Denison ia
I dint ware it right away because it seems to nice for every day use. It fits nice, the tail is long so it stays tucked in. Very nice shirt.
Fantastic Shirt -
By: Pinnaclepb1 from Illinois
Very high quality, fantastic fit, looks great. I've never owned a better shirt.
Great Shirt -
By: FourXFive from Asheville, NC
I have three of these shirts in different patterns/colors. They are one of my favorite shirts and they go great with the Orvis merino wool zip-neck sweaters.
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.
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.