Spring flu caught me during the weekend and has forced me to stay at home resting, drinking tea and taking vitamin C like crazy. All I’ve been wearing is this flannel shirt I picked up during the weekend for a bargain price of 3.95€ from a place where I used to get all my flannel shirts back in the early nineties. Circa 1994 all my outfits used to consist of Levi’s 501’s, combat boots and different colored flannel shirts. In my cd player the Cranberries, Nirvana, and the Smashing Pumpkins were played on repeat, in order to learn the lyrics by heart just in case I’d make it to their concert one day. Oh those days!
Thinking about the essence of a flannel shirt, it is actually very comfortable, versatile, and an unisex piece of clothing. Wearing it I don’t have to think about any of the pressures of having a perfect body. Actually, I’m not even wanting to look sexy, I’m just plain old me. I can move and breathe freely, not having to worry about getting dirt on my shirt or getting soaked in the rain: the flannel shirt protects me from the big bad world. If you haven’t heard it yet, just look at fashion icons like Alice Dellal or the Olsen twins as they all know it: grunge is back. And it makes me extremely happy – in the nostalgia kind of way.