The 22 Best Men’s Flannel Shirts

Rugged, comfortable, and withstanding the test of time – the flannel shirt is a tried, tested and true companion to any American wardrobe. Cotton flannel and a form-flattering button-down fit, no other top will scream “I am outdoorsy, but comfortable” more than your classic flannel shirt. Breathable plaid flannel compliments a pair of worked-in jeans, while a muted solid color shirt can be dressed up for a night on the town. Winter is coined as “sweater weather”, but we believe a classic flannel can rock out any season, layered up or down.

On the hunt for a new versatile top that fits the bill for any occasion? Look no further. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite flannel tops for any season and any activity. Whether you are a newbie to the flannel game or have rocked them since Kobain was around, there is something here for you. With so many options of color, fit, and material composition, flannel is anything but boring. And as we always say, a wardrobe blessed with flannel is a perfectly timeless one.

 

Brooks Brothers Exploded Gingham cotton flannel shirtBrooks Brothers Exploded Gingham cotton flannel shirt

Materials: 100% cotton

Brooks Brothers’ signature 6-pleat cuff shirring is featured on this comfortable gingham flannel top. A part of their Red Fleece collection, the fit is slimmer throughout the chest and back but tailors to the body in a lightweight fashion. The fabric is wonderfully cozy and remains that way even after machine washing. A classic button-down collar, a patch chest pocket, and a clothing label that always brings their A-game when it comes to quality, this is a great go-to flannel option.

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Topo Designs mountain shirt – plaid flannelTopo Designs mountain shirt – plaid flannel

Materials: 100% cotton flannel body and a 100% polyester lined neck.inner yoke

The Mountain flannel shirt is the king of plaid flannel classics, featuring a traditional button-down make and a gentleman’s tailored fit. Sticking true to its name, its subtle Western styling will make you feel at home in both the city streets and the outback. Featuring two front pockets, a polyester-lined neck and inner yoke, and coming in all your traditional plaid patterns. If you are in between sizes, Topo Designs suggests going up a size to maintain the well-tailored look.

Materials: 100% cotton flannel body and 100% polyester lined neck/ inner yoke

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Patagonia Fjord flannel shirtPatagonia Fjord flannel shirt

Materials: 100% organic cotton

Winter stands no chance when it comes down to this flannel shirt made by Patagonia. Built with icy temperatures and cold winds in mind, the Fjord flannel is thick and heavyweight, and perfect for running errands on a winter eve. Its contemporary style showcases a button-down top with two chest pockets and comes in a classy orange plaid pattern. The fit is true, leaving out the guesswork when it comes to deciding a size. A flannel shirt created by a brand that knows outdoor clothing and style – this shirt is a no-brainer.

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Pendleton long sleeve classic fit board shirtPendleton long sleeve classic fit board shirt

Material: 100% wool

Pendleton is an American brand that has been delivering quality wool products for over a hundred years, and their long sleeve classic fit flannel proves their craftsmanship yet again. Made from pure, soft wool and completely machine washable, their classic fit features a spread collar, button-front placket, and dual chest pockets. There is a color or pattern to suit the need of anyone with a twenty + color pallet to select from, making this flannel an excellent gifting idea.

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Uniqlo flannel buffalo check shirtUniqlo flannel buffalo check shirt

Material: 100% cotton

Uniqlo has been taking over North America’s casual fashion scene by storm, and their success has been well deserved. They offer quality, casual apparel at fantastic prices, making no exception with this flannel buffalo check shirt. The dyed cotton is incredibly soft and comfortable and gives leeway to dress it up or down. It is a fantastic option for fall and winter, but a quick rolling up the button cuffs creates a year-round fashion statement. And with fantastic prices such as these, anyone can afford to look outdoorsy and put-together at the same time.

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DC Runnels flannel hooded shirt DC Runnels flannel hooded shirt

Materials: 100% yarn dyed cotton flannel

From a brand that is known for comfy skater-style shoes comes this warm hooded-flannel shirt. A perfect combination of extreme comfort and rugged casual, the cotton composition creates a breathable and functional top. This item features a hood made from sweatshirt material, yarn-dyed flannel, duo chest pockets with buttons and flaps, a woven label and light-brushed fabric. DC is a trusted brand that makes fashion and comfort their number one priority, and this cozy winter button-down fits the bill.

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Saturday’s NYC “Crosby” shirtSaturday’s NYC “Crosby” shirt

Materials: 50% Tencel, 30% cotton and 20% wool

When looking sharp while remaining comfortable is your number one priority when it comes to fashion, look no further: Saturday’s NYC Crosby shirt is all you will need to make a statement at the corporate barbeque or a night out with the guys. A unique black and bronze design creates a sharp contrast to pearl colored buttons, and its slim fit will fit like a professionally tailored glove. A curved hem, button down collar, and a front chest pocket all come together to create a timeless design.

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Needles Rebuild 7 cut flannel shirtNeedles Rebuild 7 cut flannel shirt

Material: 100% cotton

The most eccentric and uniquely playful item on our list comes from Japanese brand Needles. This comfortable slim fit number is composed of various flannels of reworked plaid shirts, creating a completely unique design and pattern each time – no two shirts are ever made the same. With a button down fastening and one chest patch pocket, this top is sure to be a conversation piece when you’re in town. Throw it on with a pair of light grey jeans and you will have a comfortable and unique look.

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Stock Mfg. Co. Ramsay plaid flannelStock Mfg. Co. Ramsay plaid flannel

Material: 100% cotton yarn dyed flannel

Trim-fitted but true to size and very comfortable, the Ramsay plaid flannel comes in four unique colors and patterns. Pure cotton flannel speaks for itself when it comes to quality and the level of warmth provided in this wardrobe staple. The Ramsay flannel features flat-felled seams, custom etched buttons, a single chest patch pocket, and is handmade. Machine washable, the sizing will remain unaffected wash after wash, creating a quality addition to your shirt set.

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Faller flannel by Raph (Roark Revival)Faller flannel by Raph (Roark Revival)

Material: Outer layer is 80% polyester and 20% wool, lining is 100% nylon

For an incredibly insulated, thick and hearty flannel top, feast your eyes on the Faller flannel by Raph. Roark Revival’s legacy speaks of true outdoorsmen and the never-ending quest for adventure, ever so evident in the design of this flannel shirt. Showcasing a contrast interior lining for added warmth against the cold, double chest flap pockets with button closure, and a woven button-down design, this top will give you the lumberjack feels without ever having to step foot outside.

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Howler Bros. Stockman flannel shirtHowler Bros. Stockman flannel shirt

Material: 60% cotton and 40% polyester

Quirky, fun and nothing shy of quality; Howler Brothers aren’t monkeying around when it comes to offering a staples flannel piece. The Stockman flannel was constructed with winter in mind, but can easily be thrown on in any season. True craftsmanship is evident in the specs: a contrasting color inside yoke, a beautiful shirttail hem, contrast stitching, metal snaps at pocket and placket, and classy Western style yokes display a wonderfully designed top. Offering two sharp plaid color schemes, the regular fit of this shirt is practical and comfortable.

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Fjall Raven Singi heavy flannel shirtFjall Raven Singi heavy flannel shirt

Material: 100% cotton flannel

Made from super soft cotton flannel and sporting a beautiful array of plaid color combinations, the Singi heavy flannel boasts to keep you warm and make a splash wherever you go. Buttoned cufflinks make it easy for a casual rolled up sleeve look, and a G-1000 reinforced collar means a durable built that won’t become flimsy after washing. Duo chest pockets with an inner pen pouch reinforced button-down collar, and a trendy design pushes this flannel to the list of must-haves this season.

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Blue Blue Japan flannel shirtBlue Blue Japan flannel shirt

Material: 100% cotton

If plaid just isn’t your pattern but blue denim is more down your alley, give this Blue Blue Japan flannel a go. This Japan-based company is known for their unique dying and construction techniques using a signature striking indigo blue. Each garment is never like the next, leaving a stamp of originality with each shirt made. Featuring a soft 100% cotton material, button-down collar, a chest pocket, mother of pearl buttons, button up cuffs, and a curved hem.

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Woolrich Twisted Rich flannel shirt Woolrich Twisted Rich flannel shirt

Material: 100% cotton flannel

Twisted Rich offers a uniquely designed “twist” to the traditional plaid structure by adding strands of twisted yarn to create a texturized look and feel to the brushed flannel shell. An articulately tailored left chest pocket with a buttoned flap, a shirttail hem, Woolrich logo embroidered flap and a slim but casual fit make up this wardrobe staple.

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Urban Outfitter’s plaid flannel button-down shirtUrban Outfitter’s plaid flannel button-down shirt

Materials: 100% cotton flannel

At Urban Outfitters, quality and comfort are blended together to create fantastic clothing and trendy household items that fit the needs of mostly everyone. One of their hidden treasures is the plaid flannel button-down shirt. Created to be an essential part of anyone’s closet, this breathable cotton top is perfect on its own or layered on colder days. This flannel shirt is made of pure cotton, and features a button closure, rounded hem, a chest patch pocket, and is machine washable. It also comes in 5 different patterns and colors, so why not grab them all?

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 Land’s End traditional fit flagship flannel shirtLand’s End traditional fit flagship flannel shirt

Material: 100% cotton

Labeled as “the commander of the fleet”, there are several reasons why it is called the Flagship flannel. Carefully brushed flannel, a button-down collar, a chest pocket, spacious back box pleat, adjustable cuffs and it is machine washable; who could want more? Land’s End is no stranger to the flannel shirt world, building their flagship product with a two-ply box pleat in extra mobility in the shoulders, and a perfect breathable material made from ring spun combed cotton that will never overheat you. If you need any more convincing, you can order this shirt in one of three fits: Traditional (relaxed), Tailored (gently hugs the body) or Slim fitted (material is snug to the body).

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Polo Ralph Lauren Iconic flannel shirtPolo Ralph Lauren Iconic flannel shirt

Material: 100% cotton

A leading brand in comfortable and trendy tops, Ralph Lauren knows what the masses want when it comes to style and cozy clothing. Recognizing the flannel shirt as a staple in the all-American aesthetic, the Iconic flannel has been created with featherweight cotton and a double-faced design. This shirt broadcasts buttoned barrel cuffs, double chest buttoned pockets, a relaxed fit and is machine washable. This black and cream checkered print is sure to be a winner.

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Captain Fin Co. Men's Flannel ShirtCaptain Fin Co. men’s flannel shirt

Material: 100% cotton

For a classic fit, check out Captain Fin’s flannel shirt. It features a yarn dyed plaid with brushed cotton, providing breathable comfort all day long. It is machine washable and features a chest pocket, logo buttons, and Captain Fin Co. signature trim details. The red and black plaid pattern is a timeless design and a fantastic addition to your closet.

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L.L.Bean Scotch plaid traditional flannel shirt L.L.Bean Scotch plaid traditional flannel shirt

Material: 100% cotton flannel

Coined as a customer favorite, the Scotch plaid flannel shirt is made out of expertly combed cotton that is yarn-dyed, promising to be fade resistant and to remain vibrant for years to come. A shirttail hem, button down collar and a single patch pocket are accentuated with the traditional, relaxed fit that you want from any great flannel shirt. With seven colors and pattern options, you can easily buy them all and sport one for each day of the week. Trust us, no one will judge you.

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 Flag and Anthem Fullerton double layer shirtFlag and Anthem Fullerton double layer shirt

Material: 100% cotton

The Flag and Anthem brand is all about being true to yourself by standing apart from others in a comfortable and non-pushy way, and that’s exactly what this Fullerton double layer shirt achieves. For a perfect un-tucked casual look, an inner jean-like layer contrasts with the external plaid body in a fashionable woodsman-esque way, and looks perfect with the sleeves rolled up to the elbow. A tailored athletic fit gives you space to breathe while still looking put together. Machine washable, lightweight, and practical enough for an everyday look.

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Original Penguin Brushed Flannel ShirtOriginal Penguin Brushed Flannel Shirt

Materials: 100% cotton

Classically vintage, perfectly colored and super soft to the touch, the original Penguin brushed flannel is no stranger to the world of men’s casual fashion. The muted and complimentary colored stripes work their way horizontally around the shirt, giving it a soft vintage vibe and separating itself from the traditional plaid design. A heritage slim fit means a form-hugging design that looks professionally tailored to your body. A mini collar, button down shirt, two chest pockets and made from 100% cotton, this flannel top is incredibly easy to dress up on the fly.

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H&M plaid flannel shirt H&M plaid flannel shirt

Material: 100% cotton

We love H&M for their versatile and, oftentimes, perfectly eccentric designs and color schemes, but that doesn’t mean they are strangers to producing comfortable, basic fashion for the masses. For example, their plaid flannel shirt: made from pure cotton that is brushed for a smooth and soft finish, this long sleeved top has a relaxed fit and features rugged colors to add to your collection. And at a price point that can’t be ignored, why not grab one (or five)?

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