Is there anything better on a cool, crisp Autumn day when you’ve got a warm cup of cider or coffee in your hands and leaves crunching beneath your feet than keeping toasty and cozy in a well-worn flannel? It’s one of my absolute favorite and quintessential Fall feelings- especially when the flannel comes courtesy of someone near and dear to you!
This gray and black button-up flannel shirt from Goodfellow & Co. is a recently acquired but much beloved piece of my Fall wardrobe. It came courtesy of Troy- who had brought it with him while he was visiting from the West Coast last month and “borrowed” (see: stolen) by me while we spent time in Schenectady, New York. Having forgotten my own jacket on chillier days- I was typically bundled up in this at any given moment. The sleeves are a little too long and required a couple of roll-ups to get it to fit properly on my frame- but that just made me like it even more.
After Troy’s return home to Orange County- he had called me to suggest I check my closet- where I found it hanging up alongside my jackets and cardigans. It was a gift that made my day when I discovered it.
And now I wear it all the time- especially on the weekends when I can throw it on over a long-sleeved shirt or a sweater and pair it with jeans and ankle boots for the ultimate casual cabin-chic look. I pulled it off while in the cutest kitchen ever in Syracuse earlier this month- and I’ll do it again this weekend while I’m decorating for Halloween!
I just have to buy Troy a replacement flannel eventually… Maybe… Someday…
[ Photos by Dan Little ]