Flannel - the mere word brings warmth to your soul. Flannel lives on and we felt it was time to celebrate the good feeling it brings, and has brought, for centuries.Flannel Fest October 23-November 8
Bass Pro Shops celebrates the warmth of the season with Flannel Fest! Flannel keeps you warm on that outside job, during a cold winter’s night, at those frosty football games, and while lounging around the house.
Flannel sheets, flannel-lined slippers, flannel-lined sleeping bags, flannel-lined jeans, flannel-lined work pants…flannel dates back to the 17th century in the Scottish Highlands. Often people confuse any plaid or tartan shirts as being flannel, but flannel refers to the material, not the pattern. Originally made from carded or worsted wool, flannel is now typically made from either wool, cotton, or synthetic fibers.
Flannel is functional, but also comfortable and durable. It is the symbol of lumberjacks and other fine, hardworking people who brave the outdoor elements to earn a living, and has been a staple of sportsmen and women for years. While the Grunge look of the 80s still lives in the minds of some, flannel actually can look very nice and clean. Flannel was used to dress the military in the Civil War, WWI and WWII. In the 1950s, flannel became a staple of business wear in gray flannel slacks and wool flannel suits of many colors for women. Some of my favorite business attire in past positions has been gray wool flannel pants or the wool flannel business jackets and suits. Nothing classier or more professional looking.
Fashion fads come and go. Flannel has never left.
Show us your favorite flannel @ #flannelfest!
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