Winter fashion isn't just about layering up; it's also about selecting the right materials to keep you cozy and chic. While the debate often centers around twill vs flannel, there's another contender that deserves the limelight: corduroy. Let's embark on this sartorial journey to discover the ideal winter shirt.
Just because it's getting colder outside is no excuse to not look sharp. We've written blog posts about how to dress warmly with suits and coats, mostly focusing on business wear, but what about shirts outside of the office?
The flannel shirt has become an important piece of all dapper men's wardrobe; it's thick, keeps you warm, stylish, and sends the message of winter-has-arrived. It's the perfect foundation piece for any casual holiday event. Wear the flannel shirt paired with jeans, or as a layering piece over a white t-shirt. If you're wearing it as a layering piece, remember to keep the look relaxed by not buttoning the shirt.
This winter, we have not just flannels, but also twill and corduroy to keep you warm and comfortable. Twill fabrics have a visible diagonal in the weave. They are softer, thicker, and warmer than poplin or broadcloth, and may be made out of cotton or wool. If you choose a made to measure shirt, you will feel even more comfortable.
Laying the Groundwork: The Fabrics Defined
Twill: This weave pattern is renowned for its diagonal lines, making it visually distinct and touchably textured. When picturing a twill shirt, think refined and long-lasting.
Flannel: The epitome of winter comfort, flannel is brushed to perfection, exuding warmth and coziness.
Corduroy: Recognizable by its ribbed texture, corduroy is both retro and timeless. Think of it as the bridge between style and warmth.