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Flannel – not just for sheets anymore November 28, 2007

Filed under: Random Thoughts — LotusMama @ 5:31 am

My bedroom gets cold in the winter. I’m talking “Is a window open?” cold. The room has lots of windows and the house is old, so heat just moseys on up and out of the room. Consequently, I have a thing about being cold when I go to sleep. Now granted, the chattering teeth make a nice white noise, but icicle toes just are no fun. So, on come the flannel sheets. Flannel is great, at least for those who don’t have allergy issues due to lint. Perusing Wikipedia, as I often do, for information on the origins of flannel (yes, I am that weird), I found a curious little list of famous flannel wearers. Taken straight from the source, here are some famous folks who dig flannel as a garment:
Filmmaker George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars saga.
Neil Young, guitar player, singer and songwriter
Lead singer and guitarist from Nirvana, Kurt Cobain
Eddie Vedder, lead singer of Pearl Jam
Grunge/Metal band Alice in Chains
Mick Foley in the persona of Cactus Jack, a WWF/WWE hardcore wrestler who wears red flannel as part as ring attire
Rory Gallagher, the Irish-born blues guitarist.
Duane Allman, guitarist for The Allman Brothers Band.
Mike Watt, bassist for The Minutemen, Firehose, The Stooges, and various other bands.
Phil Anselmo, in a handful of early-to-mid 90’s promo photos with Pantera, Anselmo was photographed wearing flannel shirts.
John Linnell, lead singer of They Might Be Giants
Larry The Cable Guy, American stand up comedian and actor
Matt Corby, contestent of 2007 Australian Idol
Dr. Steve Hoeltzel, American Philosopher

Personally, I really only dig flannel in its bedsheet form, but who am I to question such luminaries as Larry the Cable Guy and Eddie Vedder when it comes to warm and fuzzy fashion. So, maybe I need to look around for some flannel socks to complement my sheet set.

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4 Responses to “Flannel – not just for sheets anymore”

  1. Speck Says:

    What about a flannel nightgown? Granny style, long sleeves, high neck, ankle length. It ain’t pretty but it will keep you toasty.

    However, if you have flannel sheets too, it might stick to the sheets like Velcro and bind you up like a mummy. I’ve not tried the two together.

    If you can really hang meat in your bedroom I have two words for you: electric blanket.

  2. Lorraine Says:

    Rock and flannel apparently go together.

  3. paris parfait Says:

    As I read this, I am wearing flannel pyjamas – the kind with sheep leaping over fences and stars and the moon. 🙂

  4. Anonymous Says:

    You forgot the king of the flannel … Norm Abram.


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