If you’ve been following the blog as of late, you might recall that it’s what I now like to refer to as, well, “Filson weather” — the time of year where it’s ideal to wear one of the best men’s flannel shirts, one of the best men’s wool jackets, and plenty of other rugged gear designed to keep you warm in style.
Right now, there’s one category in particular that’s worth your time and hard-earned cash, and that’s the shirt on your back. Specifically, look to the legendary Pacific Northwest brand to get the Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt, one of the warmest flannel shirts to wear right now (and one of the most classic, at that).
The Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt checks all the right boxes as you look for reliable style and rugged performance, to say the least. As far as Filson flannel shirts are concerned, it strikes the right middle ground between the spring and summer-friendly Lightweight Alaskan Guide Shirt and the brand’s heavier shirt jackets, with an 8 oz. cotton flannel build made from brushed cotton twill for soft comfort right out of the box. And I’d wager you’ll definitely want to wear the Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt out of the box, even if you’re not in the Great White North. It’s sturdy but comfortable, and impossibly classic — but it only gets better from there.
Color options like Bottle Green or the timeless Red-and-Black design of the Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt work in any style situation, especially more casual winter affairs when worn with Filson indigo denim or tan chinos (yes, Filson makes some of the best jeans for men, too). Plus, the oversized front flap chest pockets on the Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt, along with its classic fit, make it easy to layer as an overshirt with room for your everyday carry in extreme conditions.
Style the Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt as a mid-layer underneath a Filson waxed jacket for good measure, or wear it as a comfortable shirt jacket to grab some toasty winter beers. The possibilities are nearly endless with a shirt as well-made as the Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt — make sure you add one to your wardrobe ASAP.