Jack Pyke Flannel Shirt
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- Last updated: 21/01/2023
Flannel shirts earned their credibility centuries ago. The fabric has been around since the 17th century when it was introduced as an alternative to thicker, often scratchier, wool. Flannel is smoother, easier to make and provides excellent coverage against the cold. It’s hardly surprising that it has grown in popularity over the decades.
There are various types of ‘flannel,’ but cotton flannel is usually much lighter than other types, such as wool or synthetic fibre flannel. However, generally speaking, flannel is a soft, mediumweight cotton fabric that has a napped, fuzzy finish on one or both sides. In this case, it’s the latter.
The Jack Pyke Cotton Flannel shirt is based on the traditional brown plaid pattern often associated with this type of garment. As it’s a light flannel, it only offers mild insulating properties, yet it is strong enough not to be pierced easily by brambles etc. Also, the design follows the more traditional fishtail design, where the back extends lower than the front.
It has a button-down collar and 2x button-down breast pockets. A nice feature on what is a very popular theme is that the shirt has button-adjustable cuffs. The cuffs are also quite broad, so you’ll have no problem when you choose to roll the sleeves up, as some tend to unravel down – these don’t.
It can be worn open over a base layer in warmer weather or for more formal country-related functions, buttoned up and worn with a tie.