Where to turn to when you need a rugged, dependable and warm layer for fall, like one of the best men’s flannel shirts? That’s easy, and if you’ve ever had any experience with today’s featured brand, you’re surely aware that they can deliver the goods when it comes to essential fall shirting. I’m talking, of course, about the Filson Western Flannel Shirt, a stellar new offering from the famed Pacific Northwest heritage retailer. Hopefully, you’ve done your fair share of shopping in recent weeks from places like the well-stocked Filson Last Chance Sale section, but if not, here’s your chance to dive into Filson’s New Arrivals in full force, because the Filson Western Flannel is one of the most rugged and well-made shirts you’re apt to find on the market right now. It’s everything you could want from a fresh take on the classic Western shirt, especially considering Filson’s long-standing commitment to both style points and hard-wearing construction.
The Filson Western Flannel is a perfect happy medium between other shirts in your closet: It’s not as formal or buttoned-up as an Oxford shirt, it’s got an in-between weight compared to a shirt jacket, and yet, it can work comfortably in most any style situation or fall pursuit. That goes for road trips and days around town in equal measure, because the Faded Black color is perfectly cool to throw on with, say, a pair of Filson indigo denim for day-to-night style. Of course, because it’s Filson, the ultra-dependable Filson Western Flannel packs in a whole lot of functionality, too.
The Filson Western Flannel Shirt stands apart from other flannel shirts in your rotation thanks to the use of 6.2oz. brushed cotton twill flannel, a substantial, sturdy and yet not too heavy fabric that’s ideal for wearing on its own or layering atop a rugged Filson henley, for starters. You also get the sort of Western detailing that’s both throwback-inspired and surprisingly of the moment, with curved and pointed front and back yokes, just like Western shirts in days gone by. The Filson Western Flannel Shirt also amps things up a notch with faux-horn buttons for distinctive contrast against the faded black cotton twill flannel.
The Filson Western Flannel Shirt has plenty going for it in terms of style points, with the right sort of weight to be layered atop a graphic T-shirt or a Filson thermal shirt most of the time. And then, when temperatures really start to plummet, the Filson Western Flannel can be worn beneath a Filson waxed jacket for warmth and weather-ready style. The potential mileage in terms of wearability is nearly limitless when you really step back and look at the quality and the durable build of this Western flannel shirt. It all gets better when you also step back and look at the relatively fair price tag ($135 at Filson). Considering this could quickly become a go-to flannel shirt, it’s pretty clear to me that you need the Filson Western Flannel in your closet ASAP.