Flannel, or also known as flannelette, is a soft fuzzy fabric that has a similar feel to Cashmere Wool. The fuzzy feel of the fabric is created by loosely weaving warp and weft. It is a fabric commonly used on mens slacks, jackets, and so-called lumberjack shirts.
The word flannel is derived from the Welsh word “gwalnen” meaning woolen cloth. Flannel is a twill weave fabric made from either wool or cotton.
The history of flannel dates back to the 17th century in England. Later on, in the 19th century, certain towns such as Newtown, Montgomeryshire, and Llanidloes became known for their flannel production. Today flannel is often associated with woodworkers, carpenters, and lumberjacks. Shirts (see picture on top left) and winter pajamas are two of the most common clothing items made from flannel that. The typical flannel shirt is usually button up, long sleeve, and has a window-pane check pattern.