My new Flannel (favorite) Shirt

If you remember, I went to a fantastic DIY blogging conference (who knew there was such a thing, right?) in Atlanta called Haven. I told you all about it here. It was SO fun! At that conference we were given some shirts made by Duluth Trading Company. Have you heard of them? The shirts we were given were a Longtail Henley . I chose white. It was a while before I was able to use it- it’s great. I love that it has a hem that is 2″ longer to cover that “plumber” thing that happens when you’re working. The only downside for me is their sizing is a bit big (I have a really small frame) so I washed it in hot water and dried it. I tend to like my shirts a bit fitted so I won’t wear that one out for a regular shirt- though for working, it’s fantastic!

A few weeks ago, I was contacted and asked if I would like to review one of their Flannels. Sure, why wouldn’t I?! Who doesn’t love a flannel shirt…right?! I picked the style and color I thought I would like (this one) and waited for it to arrive.

It got here and it was still warm out- in the 90s. NOT wearing a flannel in 90 degrees. I really didn’t even want to try it on. Well, last week it went from Summer to DEEP fall in moments. Then this week? DEAD of freaking Winter. I was still under the impression this shirt was going to be huge so I thought I’d try it out as a jacket. The family went to the Corn Maize over the weekend and it was a bit brisk.

Yes, my husband is a nut.

Yes, my husband is a nut.

Yes, my husband is a nut.

Have YOU ever tried to get FOUR children to look at the camera and smile at the same time?

Have YOU ever tried to get FOUR children to look at the camera and smile at the same time?

Have you EVER tried to get FOUR children to look at the camera and smile at the SAME time?

I’ll skip to the chase…. this shirt ROCKS. It has honestly become my very favorite. It fits wonderfully! I love the feminine tapering on the sides, the “gussets” in the back are awesome for working. I don’t get the “confined” feeling when I am reaching for children or over and around a piece of furniture. It has this cool thing sewn INTO the hem:

What is it?

What is it?

It’s a chamois to wipe your glasses! What genius thought of this?! Foggy & dirty sunglasses (or worse- safety goggles) are bad news. Using your shirt to wipe them off is not generally a good idea and this totally solves that problem. A small add that really is huge. I have to tell you when I shared just this with some men when I was filming today (yes, more on that later) every one of them said they would be checking out the website for this feature alone.

Here’s the shirt in action:

Corn Maize swing

Seriously, look at the tapering on the sides of it as I swing. I love the silhouette it gives. Who knew “work” wear could be cute?!

filming kitchen

filming silly

Did you see the “boom” microphone in the kitchen shot? Hopefully Duluth Trading Company doesn’t mind I wore their shirt for a National Association of Homebuilders filming today. 😉

I feel like I need to get some more because I want to wear this one EVERY day. I may also have to try the Flannel Shirt Jac. It looks like an awesome light jacket I can still work outside in.

While Duluth Trading Company did give me a shirt at no cost to review, ALL opinions and commentary are totally my own (and ALWAYS will be).

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  • Reply
    Lisa Fearis
    October 24, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    I LOVE flannel and will DEFINITLY be checking these out!
    Congrats on your stardom! How exciting too 😉
    Hope all is well,
    Lisa Fearis

    • Reply
      October 25, 2013 at 7:48 PM

      Thanks Lisa! Glad you’ll check out Duluth- they’re awesome! I don’t know that stardom is the right word… it sure was a nice day. It’ll be interesting to see the finished product for sure. 😉 I hope you’re doing well too! Life is quite the adventure here lately for sure!

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