MEN'S FASHION GUIDES
Nine Layering Pieces You Need In Your Wardrobe (And How To Use Them)
Get to grips with the pieces that are glue for the rest of your wardrobe
The Flannel Shirt
Apart from actual lumberjacks and perhaps David Beckham, there are surprisingly few men who can pull off a plaid flannel shirt worn solo and buttoned to the top. For this reason, the rugged piece has reasonable grounds to file for official status as a layering piece first and foremost.
And we’re not alone in our thinking. As the months grow colder, layering becomes essential for any outfit. A plaid shirt is a versatile wardrobe staple which will enable you to combine different pieces with ease.
Until it’s cold enough for you to see your breath, the thicker, insulating flannel material makes it perfect for wearing over a crew-neck T-shirt or Henley top. When the mercury does drop, however, allow it to retreat under a coat or cool jacket and leave just enough buttons undone to still show a flash of tee.
Aside from adding a hit of colour to a casual outfit, it can also bring much-welcomed texture to a casual suited look. Need proof? Try a neatly fitted option in monochrome under an unstructured blazer and see for yourself.
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