We know, flannel shirts were probably a big part of the shopping rounds you did for autumn. If you can only add one more piece, though, it would probably be a good idea to get your hands on the Western Rise Elkton, an erstwhile classic-looking wool flannel imbued with modern technical performance.
Yes, it looks no different than any solid-colored, long-sleeved flannel you already have sitting in the closet. Heck, it even feels as soft and cozy, making it ideal for the chillier temperatures of winter and fall. If you wear your flannels well beyond the confines of urban spaces, however, this modern take should serve your cold weather adventures a whole lot better.
The Western Rise Elkton uses an unusual flannel fabric that combines fine-gauge wool yarns, with moisture-wicking Coolmax fibers and high-stretch elasterell polyester. This gives it the same comfort, hand feel, and wrinkle-resistance as traditional flannels, all while wicking sweat, regulating temperature, and facilitating movement a whole lot better. It has a heavy structure, too, so the shirt should look substantial, with a tailored fit ensuring it flatters your workout-honed figure.
Features include unbreakable Duraflex buttons, a zippered pocket on the side seam, reflective stitching under the collar, double front flap patch pockets, and a loop for your sunglasses. And, yes, it looks good enough to wear to work, despite all the mountain-ready technical credentials.
Slated to ship mid-November, the Western Rise Elkton is priced at $99.