Flannel and Plaid Are Not The Same: Know The Difference!

As fall is in full swing and the chilly weather upon us, it’s time to stock up on your cool-weather wardrobe essentials. Flannel is popular to wear during the colder months, as it provides the softness and cozy, warmth we crave during the autumn and winter season. And what’s flannel without plaid? It’s like peanut butter with no jelly, or ham with no burger. Okay, maybe I went too far with the last analogy, but you get my drift.

It’s undeniable, “flannel and plaid is the perfect pair.” So much so, there is often confusion between the two. Are flannel and plaid one in the same? Or, are they different? It’s time to address one of the biggest misinterpretations in fashion: “is there ‘really’ a difference between flannel and plaid?” I know it may sound strange to some, but flannel and plaid are actually two very different things. Let me break it down and give you all the details.

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Polka Dots are spot on in feminine flair!

From shirts to scarfs, dresses, and pajamas, polka dots are an on-point trend in fashion. Patterned with evenly spaced dots, this fun print adds visual interest to any outfit. So where does the name “polka dots” come from? While there are several debatable theories for its origin, it is a fact that this dotted pattern is not associated with the lively Czech dance—the polka. However, polka dots are a fashion favorite in flamenco dancewear. In addition to being modeled in the ballroom, polka dots also dominate the runway.

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No Shave November Means It’s Flannel Season

Gentlemen,

The time has come to surrender your razors.  A yearly pledge us manly men take to forbid any blade from crossing our faces for thirty days.  An act for some that is tradition, some for solidarity with your hairy brethren, and others a gesture in honor of cancer awareness.  Many know this month as “No Shave November.”  For those with mustaches, it’s “Movember.”  And for guys who take their wordplay even further, it is the month to grow a “Novembeard.”  Whatever you may call it and whatever your reasons may be, this is our month to let it grow, let it grow, let it grow.

But growing your winter coat does not mean you have to let yourself go.

On the contrary!

Some of today’s sharpest, trendiest styles welcome your face fur.  So for all the fellas out there looking for the most stylish options to compliment your beard, Boxercraft is here for you.

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