Sunday, September 7, 2014

Yes Please!!!


I fell in love with this shirt the instant I spotted it in the new arrivals section at Madewell the week before last. I am currently on the lookout for flannel shirts to keep me warm this fall, and this one has now been added to the top of my wishlist. I love the color, the size of the checks, and the slightly oversized fit.

I can easily see this one styled under one of my excursion quilted vests, boyfriend fatigue jacket, or worn over one of my long-sleeve v-neck tees from Gap. I think it will be a very versatile piece, and one that I would love to add to my fall wardrobe...hoping for it to go on promo or sale soon. :)

What are your thoughts on the Madewell Flannel Ex-Boyfriend Shirt in Buffalo Check? Have you seen it IRL, or perhaps even tried it on? Are there any other flannel shirts out there that you would recommend? Please do share! I always love to hear from you! :)

***Just a reminder that Madewell is offering an Extra 30% Off Promo-Priced Items & Sale Styles, plus an Extra 25% Off Sweaters & Tees until 9.8.14. Click HERE for more details, and to see the updated Madewell Promo-Priced Items & Markdowns list.

Have a lovely day!

10 comments:

  1. Woolrich makes a great flannel, but it's loose fitting. They've been making shirts since the 1800s. I bought an H & M boys flannel (black and red) last week for under $20. Fits better.

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    1. Thanks Wendy! I've seen a lot of Woolrich up here, and have tried on a couple of items, and agree that they are all loose fitting. It's too bad that the line runs so big, as the clothing seems to be really great quality. I did buy a polo shirt for my oldest son, and it has held up really well so far. I'll have to check out H&M now that they have their online store...thanks for the tip! :)

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  2. Sadly, Madewell's long sleeve shirts have been a bit too short for my long arms. They do know how to make wonderful, cozy flannel and I think that your pick is classic and versatile.
    Have you seen the Ines de La Fressange collection that just launched at Uniqulo? She did a couple of flannel shirts at a reasonable price. I ordered the polka dotted one and crossing my fingers it works out.

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    1. Thank you Awakening my Wardrobe! I have not seen Ines's line at Uniqulo, but will be sure to check it out. Please do let me know what you think about the polka dot shirt once it arrives. :)

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  3. I have a couple of recommendations based upon last year's flannel and have this year's ordered but have not received them yet. Anyway, last year I purchased several flannel shirts from Brooks Brothers' Red Fleece line. That is their preppier line and is for a younger demographic but I love it and I wear it almost all of the time. My BB RF flannel shirts look wonderful after months of wear. From J Crew, I found the flannel shirts from the Men's line last year were absolutely what I needed. Whereas the BB RF are the more feminine fit, the JC Men's is a flannel in a herringbone twill and, of course, a sportier fit for a female. I do have to turn the sleeve up one time but I do that with a hoodie and it is a cute outfit. The shirt is long enough to be worn outside under a hoodie with a few inches showing. With the flannel being made in a herringbone twill, it does not pill at all. They are heavier than the BB RF flannel shirts but I just love them! I had several females ask where I purchased my shirts. Hope this is an idea for thinking outside of the box!! I can hardly wait for my orders from BB and JC to arrive.

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    1. Thanks Anon! I love both of your tips, and will definitely be checking out both BB and the men's section at J.Crew. What are your thoughts on the sizing at BB RF? I have ordered regular BB, but never from the RF line. Do you find it comparable to J.Crew sizing?

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    2. Good morning! In the regular BB line I wear a two in the shirts but a four in the RF line. It is more fitted in the way I find the J Crew line to be. I am 5' 7.5" and 115 lbs., if that helps. I can wear either a four or six in the JC line. I choose the size usually based on the fabric of the shirt. Also, I always get a four in the BB RF line but I do tend to see some fluctuation in the fit, which I also believe to be due to the fabric used. Their RF shirts have cute details that you never see on a JC shirt such as cuffs made of two different fabrics, locker loops of the back, collars may be lined with different fabric inside or out, etc. They are definitely fun!

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    3. Thank you so much! That really does help a lot! One more question if you don't mind...what size did you get in the J.Crew men's flannel shirt?

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    4. Hi, I get a Small in the Men's flannel shirts. I do have to turn the cuff up one complete time. If I am going out and need a hoodie or something similar, turning the cuff up over the ribbed cuff of the hoodie is sufficient. Otherwise, if I am home doing things I always turn my cuffs up anyway as I do not like getting them wet say if I am washing my hands, etc. My new JC shirts have still not arrived but I really enjoyed them last year. As I mentioned,they are heavier and are much more durable than some of the cheaper brand flannels. Also, you mentioned making BB purchases in the past. Today is the last day of their 25% off sale on everything…if you have the Brooks card. If not, I think the discount is 15%. I always buy during their 25% off sales since I have that card. They will be having that sale again at the end of Sept. around the 25th I think. I have gotten to know the associates and the manager of the BB Country CLub store near me and they always let me know ahead when the sales are going to be so I can get my list together!! If you do make any purchases that you like, I would love to read about them. I would enjoy getting ideas from you on styling these items as right now I just try to come up with my own.

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    5. Thank you again! This is all very helpful! I will be sure to let you know if I end up making any BB purchases. I did check out the RF line, and see a couple of shirts I would like to have.

      If you want to email me the link to one of the shirts you would like styled, I would be more than happy to create a Polyvore set for you to perhaps give you an idea or two from a different perspective. :)

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