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Flannel is to winter as linen is to summer. Just a little more formal. And perhaps just a little more famous. Since then, flannel has sadly seemed to have lost some of its allure. But that should not be the case, especially in the cooler climates of the northeast and mid-west. Flannel does not have to be the stodgy conformist fabric that it is oft thought of as. An easy way to break with this line of thought is to trade out the grey for blue. Far more interesting than grey worsteds, in my opinion.
And relevant to colder weather, it is far warmer than linen and worsteds. Its heavier weight also makes you feel like you are wearing your favorite blanket; except in an infinitely more stylish manner.
Its matte appearance compliments the muted colors and tones of the season. Now that its hegemony has been established the question of how to wear a flannel suit remains. Or in this case, how to wear a blue flannel suit? The details of the jacket are: The details of the vest are: The details of the pants are: I first wore it as a very formal look, with the vest, solid white shirt and red striped tie.
To settle any discussion, you can wear black shoes with a navy suit, as I did here. The black adds a little more formality than brown shoes would.
To accessorize the look, I carried the black Anchorage duffel and black quilted laptop sleeve, both from Jay Butler. The idea being to keep the leathers on the accessories and shoes the same color. For a more casual look I took off the vest and switched out the shirt and tie for a navy turtle neck sweater.
And switched the shoes from black semi brogues to brown suede Belgian Shoes. It gives of a totally different vibe, I felt like I could walk the line between a suited stealth ninja whilst climbing on the rooftop and suave Hugh Hefneresque character not pictured.
Your suit will be delivered right to your door at no extra charge! The man in this Grey Flannel Suit is not scared of strong wind, cold rain or heavy snow. He knows how to maintain his sophisticated composure regardless of the harsh weather. The Super s woolen flannel by the Italian fabric experts Vitale Barberis Canonico is luxuriously soft and creates a suit with fantastic drape and a comfortable, cosy feeling.
The essential grey colour works well with even the boldest accessories. This is not your regular everyday suit, but a refined, elegant approach to the seasonal business attire. We will never share it with anyone. Return shipping is also free. Need to make some adjustments for a perfect fit? Look for a nice graphite or silver grey colour way and always buy the best you can afford.
Much more than just a fleeting trend, the mid-grey flannel suit is a timeless piece of menswear and a worthwhile investment for any modern professional. Oozing understated luxury and gentlemanly sophistication, it makes a versatile and practical addition to any cold-weather tailoring collection. But what do you think — will you be investing in a flannel suit for AW14? Perhaps you already have one in your arsenal? We have a feeling it will be flying off shelves this season.
Get all the latest must-read FashionBeans content direct to your inbox weekly:. See all the latest vouchers, discount codes and offers from all your favourite stores for October The Ultimate Matte Suit Fashion often swings like a pendulum: The History Of Flannel Made from wool, flannel is a soft woven material brushed to create extra softness. Fox Brothers One of the most famous producers of flannel, today, is the Fox Brothers mill in Somerset.
Hackett One of the biggest champions of grey flannel within the industry is Jeremy Hackett, founder of British menswear company Hackett. Flannel Suit Lookbook Inspiration:
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The mid-grey flannel suit is a timeless piece of menswear that is trending for autumn/winter A worthwhile investment for any modern professional, it oozes understated luxury and gentlemanly. A gray flannel suit is the godfather of the genre, armed with the ability to mix-and-match with almost anything in your wardrobe, this suit is easy on the eyes, and even easier to wear. Tweed Carded wool, also known as woolens, is thicker and consists of uneven, uncombed yarns. Flannel suits look fresh again this fall, and all the more so because they come in beautiful colors like this dark cobalt. Wool flannel Ludlow suit ($) by J. Crew, 440v.cf Advertisement.