“One of the earliest things I fell in love with about flannel shirts was their inherent nature: the idea that flannels all kind of look the same from a distance but as you get closer you realize that actually they’re all different to varying degrees. Sort of like an analogy for the human condition: at once common and simple but on the other hand, complicated enough in its variety to express the uniqueness of the person wearing it. An epiphany for dudes.
I tell people: ‘If you’re going to wear a flannel, wear a good one–one that speaks for you.’”
-Mike Watt, bassist for the Minutemen, fIREHOSE, etc., and flannel connoisseur, on his crisis with flannel, Grand Royal magazine, 1993. H/t Joseph Ohegyi.