Grey Flannel: The ultimate source of adaptability

Now more than ever, grey flannel garments are an imperative acquisition to open up your styling options.

Achieving ubiquity in the worlds of business and politics in the 1940s, flannel unreasonably became a symbol of salaried conformity, embodied by Gregory Peck in The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit, 1956. It’s popularity in sombre and conservative districts actually thwarted and disguised its potent attribute as a vehicle for self-expression. So underrated in this regard, it is unsurprising that its ultimate colour grey has been utilised with greater insurgency by a troupe of iconic menswear designers on both sides of la Manche in 2021.

When the likes of Edward Sexton, Cifonelli and Alexander Kraft Monte Carlo team up with sui generis fabric makers such as Fox Brothers and VBC the result only emphasizes the cloth’s rich, warming and adaptable properties. Style mavens of rakish disposition have long embraced these attributes, but with ready-to-wear access from previously bespoke only tailors, we’re now seeing people outside of sartorially savvy circles seizing the opportunity to incorporate stylish flannel garments into their winter wardrobes.


    Freddie Anderson


    November 2021


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