The fall wardrobe staple is always in style.
Man, is there any one wardrobe staple that's had a rougher go of it recently than the flannel? I mean, shit. First it finds itself co-opted by the selvedge-worshipping American masses (read: a tiny subset of extremely online dudes way too excited at the idea of making a pilgrimage to the Cone Mills factory or something) only to resurface a few years later as streetwear's latest favorite canvas a la labels like Pyrex Vision. (You remember those Rugby blanks, man? Better times.)
Right about now, the flannel's probably feeling a bit confused. Isn't its status as an iconic, generation-spanning emblem of disaffected youth enough? I'd be a little lost too, to be honest. Fuck, are we inadvertently responsible for the flannel's existential crisis? I can't have that shit weighing on my conscience, dude. We need to set the record straight, like, now.
The truth is, the flannel's wide-ranging appeal speaks to the timeless nature of its design. There really is one for everyone, from your grungy younger brother, who prefers his long and slouchy, to your deeply disappointed dad, who prefers his sturdy and substantial enough to stand up to the residual debris it'll encounter as an accessory to any grisly household chores. And to flannels everywhere: My sincerest apologies on behalf of menswear enthusiasts around the world for the last decade or so. You are enough. And you're perfect just the way you are. Don't ever change.