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I Own Two L.L.Bean Flannel Shirts – 14 Things You Need to Know

My wife bought me two L.L.Bean flannel shirts two years ago.  In late Fall and Winter I wear them almost weekly. I love them.  Come Spring, I wear my flannel shirts with khaki shorts.  I really need to order more.  They’re such a classic, casual look that’s also warm and exceedingly comfortable. Having had two …

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Can You Wear Flannel Shirts with Shorts?

The flannel shirt is a staple piece of modern fashion and should be found within any trendsetter’s closet. In protecting 17th C Welsh shepherds from the cold and rain[1] to becoming emblematic in the world of grunge, this piece has proven its durability, ruggedness, and stylishness in spades. It looks good with nearly any casual …

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What kind of pants goes well with a flannel plaid shirt (and pants that don’t)

I love plaid shirts.  I didn’t always. Last year my wife bought me a couple of great plaid shirts from L.L.Bean.  I liked them so much I bought another from Banana Republic. All three plaid shirts are part of my rotation now that it’s cold out. I love how they’re warmer but not sweater-warm (I …

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Shirt Sizes Charts (Women, Men, Kids & Toddlers): Get the Perfect Fit Every Time

The shirt is such an integral part of any outfit, there are some places that won’t allow you to be served if you don’t have one on. Some parts of an outfit you can forget or leave behind. But the shirt? It’s terribly difficult to get by without one. It seems like such a straightforward, …

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Can a T-Shirt be Smart Casual? If So, How?

When we think of T-shirts as being smart casual, we immediately envision Sonny Crockett. Don Johnson made men’s fashion back in the day. He could pair any colored T-shirt (I loved the orange one the best) with a white blazer, tuck his shades in the neckline, aim his gun, and delete the bad guys. Jennifer …

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5 Different Types of Undershirts

Think of it as underwear for the upper body.  Most guys wear it in some form, in hot and cold weather alike.  Others skip it altogether.  Sometimes it’s worn as outerwear in a laid-back setting like relaxing at home. Male celebrities have been filmed in it on the big screen.  (Think Robert Downey Jr. in the Iron Man movies).  …

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46 Types of Shirts for Women and Men (Epic List)

I love clothes. I love the way they can reflect or even change your mood. The way they can influence the impression you make on others. The way you can tell the world something about yourself without saying a word. In today’s click and buy society, the choices are absolutely overwhelming. Types of shirts aren’t …

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33 Different Types of Tops for Women (Great List)

Women in Ancient Egypt had to adapt to its hot climate and so they wore shoulder-strapped dresses made of light clothing such as linen and cotton. Women in Ancient Greece wore a rectangle piece of cloth folded and pinned together called the peplos. Then at a later time, they wore a long tunic called a …

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18 Different Types of Shirt Collars – Do You Know Them All?

Shirt collars first appeared in the Western world in the mid-1400s. Standing collars evolved into the extreme neck ruffs in the 16th century London as a result of new advances in starch. The ruff extended at least eight inches from the neck and had up to 600 pleats in them. According to the Magazine of …

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16 Different Types of Tank Tops (Plus Tips On Wearing Them)

Tank tops are sleeveless shirts that were first worn in the 1920s by women competing for the swimming event in the Olympic Games. Back then, the swimming pool was known as the swimming tank and so people referred to the female swimmers’ clothing as a swimming tank or tank suits. During the 30s and 40s, …

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I Own 6 Banana Republic Slim Fit Men’s Dress Shirts – Do I Still Wear Them?

Update: It’s now been 2 years since I bought my first batch of Banana Republic men’s dress shirts.  Do I still wear them? Short answer: Yes I do and I wear them frequently.  They still look great.  Fit great.  Wear great.  I couldn’t be happier with them. I’ll buy more in the future. I was …

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