Just the other day we received another HUGE delivery of flannels. For us, delivery days are like Christmas, but my Fed Ex gal must groan when she sees the boxes show up. It’s a lot and they’re heavy. But I digress…As I was upacking the 14 boxes all filled with vintage flannel shirts, I started thinking about them differently, and in so doing, I realized that each flannel shirt comes to us with a story. Each shirt that comes to us had “a person”. Each shirt was loved and each shirt has been somewhere. Each shirt has experiences and we can only imagine what they were. Before your shirt ever comes to you, it has a unique story.
Did it travel to exotic places? Did it sit on the beach waiting to warm a cold surfer? Did it keep someone warm on a chilly winter’s night? Perhaps it belonged to a farmer. Did it travel on country roads? Was it there for family road trips? Did it sit around a campfire with good friends? Was it worn on stage by a country music star? Did it grow up with a young man and was it worn throughout his life? Did it hike? Did it walk a loving canine companion? Did it scour antique stores in Paris looking for the perfect treasure?
The possibilities are endless, but where do you think your Franklin Flannels™ were before they arrived with us?
You Should Know…
That we repair any visible wear and tear by hand, but sometimes we leave a little fray on the ends because that’s what you do when something is vintage. You don’t try and make it like new. Franklin Flannels are more than just a flannel shirt. They’re like an old chair that feels like home.
And what will your shirt’s new story be? Where will it travel with you? How will your shirt share your life? We know that vintage isn’t for everyone, but chances are good that if you’re here…you get it. We’d love to hear from you.
Will you tell us in the comments below some of the places your Franklin Flannels have been?