Ever thought about this? Why are maximum women’s flannel shirts red, white or blue?
If this question is nagging at the back of your head than read on for the answer.
In simple words so many are red, white, and blue because those colors mixed have great sales potential? Anyone in the USA already loves these color together. And there is nothing more American than a red white and blue flannel, except maybe an apple pie made by chuck Norris.
Let’s go a little deeper, flannel is a material. Many things come in flannel and are not necessarily of any one color. Referring to the typical “flannel shirt pattern” which is actually a tartan (sometimes known as plaid) pattern. These criss crossed stripes are frequently known to be “lumberjack” patterns.
Blue (Indigo) is the oldest known natural dye color. Red is the second oldest and most ubiquitous. Wool is, to some extent, white when un-dyed. So it would make sense that red, white, and blue wool would come together to make old womens flannel shirts.
Most flannel shirts of the modern era are designed to evoke the feeling of the stereotypical lumberjack, that image is one of a burly woman in a red tartan flannelled shirt.
As womens flannel shirts are inspired by traditional tartan patterns. Green is another color often seen in traditional tartans.
So next time when you see a woman in dressed in flannels of one of these colors, you know the reason.