“His world is constructed ‘spherical discotheques and events
This pleasure-seeking particular person at all times appears his greatest
‘Trigger he is a devoted follower of trend”
Slave to Vogue?
I had it in my thoughts to start out this piece off with a distinct snatch of lyrics from The Kinks, as a result of in my thoughts I had it that “Devoted Follower of Vogue” and “Properly Revered Man” had been the identical tune. Seems they couldn’t be extra diametrically opposed. Which, in an ironic twist, mirrors my very own bipolar emotions relating to this piece I’m about to put in writing. Due to this fact, I have to preface this with a number of disclaimers.
One: This can be a evaluation of some lengthy sleeved, snap button shirts which have plaid patterns. I might like to say that it’s a evaluation of efficiency flannel put on, however it’s not. If you wish to acquire some perspective into how roundly abused the phrase “efficiency flannel” could also be, simply google these two phrases. The scroll is (seemingly) infinite.
Two: Not one of the clothes listed here are REAL flannel shirts. REAL flannel has wool in it, and subsequently there are arguments that may be made in favor of the suitability of REAL flannel as a efficiency garment that insulates, wicks, and doesn’t inadvertently attempt to kill you when mentioned garment will get moist and the climate is chilly.
Three: There aren’t any REAL flannel clothes on this roundup, as a result of REAL flannel shirts are likely to value upward of $150. And I’m a cheapskate. However if you need some top quality, legit efficiency, REAL flannel, then it’s best to try the stuff Wes Siler wrote about on this Outdoors article. Me? I’m gonna wait till I both win the lottery or Kitsbow decides to take pity on me and ship one thing without spending a dime.
4: Whereas the shirts featured right here will not be actual flannel, they’re all plaid, all long-sleeved, and so they all make the most of snap buttons.
5: I reside in part of California the place temps recurrently get into the triple digit Fahrenheit vary, and the times that it’s chilly and moist throughout the 12 months might be safely counted with out operating out of fingers. As such, cotton has a task to play right here. Your mileage (I’m you, British Columbia) will virtually definitely differ.
Six: Only a few of those clothes work all that nicely as soon as the climate will get above 70 levels, although none of them would be the shirt you’ll attain for when it’s time to survive the freeze of the century both.
All that mentioned, why, then, am I losing the display screen time writing about utilizing snap button lengthy sleeve plaid shirts as using apparel? Good query. I’ll try and reply it as concisely as potential with out drifting too far into the fashion weeds. Right here goes: