As your new partner in crime, Outdoor Research's 100% organic cotton Crony Men's Flannel Shirt will have your back when you're splitting wood, felling trees, and squeezing apples with your bare hands to make the best cider anyone in your neck of the woods has ever tasted.
- 100% organic cotton
- Regular fit
- Chest pockets
- Item #ODR00AX
- Q & A
The Ultimate in Dude Apparel
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Ah, the ubiquitous flannel shirt: the pinnacle of dude wear. Any guy worth his salt has a few of these hanging in the closet, ready to answer the call when adventure beckons. Oh sure, you've got your Gore-Tex shell and your down puffy, but sometimes you just gotta go with the classics.
The Outdoor Research Crony shirt is pretty much everything you want a flannel shirt to be: Warm, comfortable, but most importantly, plaid. It's not lined, but it'll keep you warm in cooler temps down into the 40's. On top of that, it feels solidly built, and you can chalk that up to OR's Infinite Guarantee(TM). This sucker is built to last, like everything else they make. So, if you're ever wearing this shirt and get mauled by a grizzly bear while chopping wood, you're covered. Okay, I don't know if grizzly bear maulings are covered, but the point is it's built to last and OR will take care of you if you're not happy with it.
While I wanted to give this shirt 5 stars, a couple of minor things held me back. First, the sizing seems a bit small. I normally wear a large in button-up shirts, but I ended up going a size bigger in this case. Cotton flannel will shrink a bit, and that was the case here, so in the end the shirt fit like most of my other ones do. Secondly, the cuff buttons are in kind of a weird spot so they tend to make the cuff opening huge, so the sleeve ends up around my knuckles. Fortunately, I have some sewing skills and was able to adjust the button to a better spot. (I highly recommend the sewing skill, it will come in handy for suturing wounds from the grizzly bear mauling.)
Overall, this is a fine shirt to add to your flannel collection, and the fact it's made by OR you know you're getting a quality product. So get out there and get one already.