We're well into fall and soon to approach winter. For us Canadians, that means now is the time to properly prepare for the extreme weather conditions up ahead. That's right, it's time to pull out the big ol' puffy vests, thermal tights, toques, and those thick wool socks that gramdmother made for you a few years ago.
It's a no-brainer that good quality winter clothes will keep you warm and toasty but sometimes, in order to achieve that, you may have to sacrifice a bit of "style". Moderate temperatures call for serious layering, which can be a beautiful thing; an art form even, as established in our last blog post where we gave you all our tips about layering for fall. However, when moderate temperatures drop below zero, it's time to bring in the big guns. You may want to start wearing your thermal pants under your jeans, switching over to your puffer jackets from your wool coats, and switching over your t-shirts to long sleeves.
When layering your clothes in super cold temperatures, you want to make sure that you have an appropriate amount of layers and plan your layers according to climate. When we think of appropriate long sleeves, we think of sweaters, 3/4 zips, and thin jersey's...But did you know that flannels can be a good alternative as well?
The awesome thing about flannels is that it is super versatile. You can wear flannels unbuttoned with a t-shirt underneath or, you can button up the flannel all the way for a more put-together formal look. Flannels look great on its own or they can easily be worn underneath heavy sweaters, as long as you have the collar properly tucked in or out!
Here are a few of our favourite flannels from Burnside Apparel.
If you don't have any flannel, you need some. If you do, you need more! This Burnside Men's Woven Plaid Flannel is a comfortable beauty. It's made with 100% cotton and weighs 7.6oz. It's a modern fit with 2 chest pockets, button flaps, half back yoke, hem bottom, button cuffs and roll up sleeves. Also, remember not to tumble dry!
This one has a 100% cotton flannel shell, 6.8 oz. and a 55% cotton, 45% polyester quilted nylon lining. It's also got a button down front, 2 chest pockets with Velcro® flaps and side pockets. It's the only flannel jacket you'll ever need.