Fall and flannel go hand-in-hand. Whether you wear it as a layer or add it to your regular rotation of button-downs, now's the ideal time to get a new one while the pickings are plenty. This season, more designers are taking the garment away from its lumberjack associations by using brighter colors and bolder prints. The result is a shirt that'll still keep you warm, without giving off that urban woodsman vibe. Here's a roundup of the coolest ones out right now:
Wallace & Barnes, $98
Heavyweight flannel done up in a bright buffalo plaid with camp pockets cut on the bias (for a unique spin on classic).
Gant by Michael Bastian, $170
Bastian switches things up with a spread collar, slimmer fit and old school details like a flap chest pocket and locker loop.
Engineered Garments, $225
White polka dots on a navy flannel body combine with details like a round collar and hidden placket.
Hiroshi Awai melds brown with hints of yellow and purple to take this shirt out of the woods and into today's times.
Gitman Vintage, $178
Made from the brand's soft yet thick Portuguese flannel, the block print adds a refreshing pattern in a sea of plaids.