Chicago | November 6, 2017 9:00 am

15 Flannel Shirts That’ll Instantly Make You More Handsome

The season’s most hardworking layer, decoded

If there’s one shirt every man can get behind, it’s the flannel shirt.

Because not only will a thick, sturdy flannel keep you warm, it’ll also go a long way in hiding any signs of holiday excess.

Now don’t be confused: not all flannels come in lumberjack check. In fact, when it comes to colors and patterns, you’ve now got more options than ever.

To prove it, we rounded up the 15 best flannel shirts of the season, ranging from well-known brands like Patagonia to smaller labels like hometown favorites Stock Mfg. Co.

Stay warm out there.

Stock Mfg. Co. Blanket Flannel
Wrap yourself in tight. A blanket-weight button-down cut and sewn right here in Chicago. Be sure to check all four colorways. $108 BUY IT HERE

Alex Mill Buffalo Check Shirt
We’ve got nothing against buffalo check — just your typical red-and-black buffalo check. $185 BUY IT HERE

Gitman Vintage Santiago Shirt
Nice enough for the work week, here’s a slim-fitting shirt made exclusively for Gitman Vintage by a small factory of just nine craftsmen in Santiago, Chile. $149 BUY IT HERE

Patagonia Fjord Flannel Shirt
Whether you’re descending glacier summits or icy subway stations, Patagonia has ya covered. $89 BUY IT HERE

Uniqlo Oversize Flannel Shirt
From the Japanese masters of affordable basics, a roomy soft-brushed flannel that works just as easy as a light jacket. $40 BUY IT HERE

Saturdays Crosby Shirt
A refined option featuring a windowpane check pattern that’ll pull double-duty at the office then later at the bar. $160 BUY IT HERE

Everlane Modern Flannel Shirt
Simple, clean and affordable as all get out. So is the Everlane way. $68 BUY IT HERE

LVC Southorn Flannel Shirt
Who says flannels belong to the lumberjack? They’re for cowboys, too. Here, Levi’s Vintage Clothing gives the shirt a subtle Western spin. $195 BUY IT HERE

Taylor Stitch Crater Shirt
A handsomely patterned shirt ready for any adventure thrown its way. If you can find a shirt that’ll look better next to a campfire, let us know. Available for preorder BUY IT HERE

Portuguese Flannel Tica Shirt
A bold patterned shirt that’ll shake up any closet. $130 BUY IT HERE

Corridor NYC Heathered Flannel
Marled flannel gives this flannel shirt an incredibly distinct look and feel. Think of it as your grandpap’s flannel, but better. $155 BUY IT HERE

Buck Mason Mono Soft Flannel
The nice thing about a monochrome black check is it’ll go with everything. That’s especially true with this shirt from Buck Mason. $105 BUY IT HERE

Beams Plus Flannel Shirt
Yet another solid-colored alternative, this time from one of our favorite Japanese labels. $179 BUY IT HERE

Penfield Appleton Flannel
Looking for something for the mountains? This flannel from Penfield is for you. $110 BUY IT HERE

Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt
Leave it up to Filson to make damn good flannel shirts. $125 BUY IT HERE