As a male, owning flannel is part of your DNA.
Females possess this code too, although it is more refined and slightly less dominant, revealing itself deceptively. More on that soon…
Those from the Pacific Northwest possess the strongest code,rivaled only by the men of Maine. The rest of us are one step down the chart.
In Maine, the FWAOAOM (Flannel Wearers and Owners Association of Maine) had to institute rules for flannel ownership. The Bangor, Maine, PD saw fit to broadcast these rules to prevent ownership crimes (most of which involved domestic households).
The rules were related to a shirt’s shrinkage, where the shirt was last seen (garage, tool shed, boat, etc.), and the number of seasons it was worn. In the end, for the most part, it was deemed that any flannel owned by a man is his until claimed by his wife, spouse, or significant other.
Classic Brushed Flannel Shirt (No. 5860). For men, but soon to be claimed by a significant other. Pure brushed cotton flannel. Very soft. Two uncommonly good colors you don’t see every day (no buffalo check here). Adjustable cuffs. Simple left chest patch pocket with button closure. Made in Portugal.