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  • Slubby Linen
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    Originally posted by Cbiscuit View Post
    I am now questioning if I have ever worn the right size! I am 6'2" and 215 and am borderline between L and XL in most things. If I wore a medium it would look like spandex. I had usually worn XL as I thought L were too tight across the chest and too short in the body, but I recently tried a Large in a target short-sleeved henley and I can get on with that. But medium.....
    Do you know your chest measurement? That's usually a pretty good guide for sizing. Most mediums are designed to fit a 38-40 inch chest, large is usually 42-44, etc.

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  • Cbiscuit
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    Originally posted by dancinginyourhead View Post
    I personally like the fit of Lands' End flagship flannel much better than LL Bean. Even in their "slightly fitted" cut (the slimmest they make, I believe), the LL Bean shirts I tried were pretty baggy. Granted, a flannel shirt shouldn't fit skin-tight, but it shouldn't fit like a sack, either. LE makes traditional, tailored, and slim fit (but only the traditional and tailored in tall sizes). For me, at 6'2" and 210 lbs., the medium tall tailored fit for LE was the right choice. Still plenty of room to move, and I can wash and dry them without worrying.
    I am now questioning if I have ever worn the right size! I am 6'2" and 215 and am borderline between L and XL in most things. If I wore a medium it would look like spandex. I had usually worn XL as I thought L were too tight across the chest and too short in the body, but I recently tried a Large in a target short-sleeved henley and I can get on with that. But medium.....

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  • paintflinger
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    Originally posted by Shade View Post
    I'm curious about Vermont Flannels sizing. Their large is a 51" chest and 37.5" sleeve. That seems ginormous to me. Even the small seems huge. Am I reading this wrong?

    The fitted sizing seemed a lot tighter.

    If you want a laugh, check out the sizing on the henleys.

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  • Shade
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    Originally posted by Creature View Post
    It is! I’m usually a L and I’m a 44” chest, 36 sleeve. The small on this chart is that size chest.
    That's what I thought. I am the same size as you, and the XTRA Small is a 44". That seems crazy.

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  • Creature
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    Originally posted by Shade View Post
    I'm curious about Vermont Flannels sizing. Their large is a 51" chest and 37.5" sleeve. That seems ginormous to me. Even the small seems huge. Am I reading this wrong?

    It is! I’m usually a L and I’m a 44” chest, 36 sleeve. The small on this chart is that size chest.

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  • Shade
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    I'm curious about Vermont Flannels sizing. Their large is a 51" chest and 37.5" sleeve. That seems ginormous to me. Even the small seems huge. Am I reading this wrong?

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  • the passenger
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    Originally posted by forcemajeure View Post
    I'm from Vermont and would like to support these folks, but do all their shirts come with that obnoxious tag on the front?
    I agree with you, but that's easy enough to remove with small scissors—you just have to be careful and go slowly.

    I'm happy to know this company exists, but I have to say that I would not consider these colors/patterns to be traditional. Also, this is just a personal weirdness, but I wouldn't buy one of these because of the biased pockets.

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  • forcemajeure
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    I'm from Vermont and would like to support these folks, but do all their shirts come with that obnoxious tag on the front?

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  • mark4
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    Originally posted by evanparker View Post
    i would like to suggest that a company called VERMONT FLANNEL CO has the best flannels for most people. They're two pocket, right above the price of the LL Bean ones, and made out of outrageously soft flannel, in VT, USA.

    all of their color combinations are positively pheonominal.

    When it comes to flannel, Vermont is pretty much the American epicenter. I guess one could argue for Maine, or NH - anywhere in the northern tier of New England would do.

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  • evanparker
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    i would like to suggest that a company called VERMONT FLANNEL CO has the best flannels for most people. They're two pocket, right above the price of the LL Bean ones, and made out of outrageously soft flannel, in VT, USA.

    all of their color combinations are positively pheonominal.

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  • evanparker
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    the current Pendleton shirts are a shell of their epic former selves. they used to be totally awesome, the old made in USA wool ones....
    Last edited by evanparker; October 17, 2019, 01:29 PM.

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  • mark4
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    Not sure what you're referring to as "traditional" - classic patterns, long time purveyors, or "Trad" in the menswear sense of traditionally Ivy League prep. In addition to those already mentioned, another longtime purveyor (maybe THE longest time purveyor) is Woolrich. LL Bean, because it's on the East Coast in New England, which is the epicenter of Trad, is probably closest linked to the Trad menswear movement. Unless J Press or Brooks Brothers sell flannel shirts (they may) LL Bean is as close to Trad as you can find. As for classic patterns, LL Bean has several Scottish Tartan patterns that are pretty classic. Buffalo check is probably the most classic pattern for flannel shirts, and Woolrich usually has a buffalo check flannel. Buffalo check is more mountain man, tartan plaids are more East Coast trad dude on the weekend. Land's End also has been selling flannel shirts, in fairly classic patterns, for a long time but they're based in the Midwest so less closely linked to the Trad menswear movement.

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  • armedferret
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    Gustin has some really nice flannels in solid colors if plaid isn't your thang. Nothing at Gustin is "inexpensive" as it were, but everything is of ridiculously good quality. So it'll last a *LOT* longer than something from JCF or similar.

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  • elpenguinoloco
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    Your question made me think of this: https://www.outsideonline.com/235031...-about-flannel

    "traditional" flannel = 100% wool?

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  • LesserBlackDog
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    If Pendleton doesn't make flannel then it defies belief that they make the most traditional flannel.

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