#Flannelytics: Flannel City Face-Off to Pick America's Most Flannel City

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Free Swingin’ Flannel Shirt fans, it’s time to limber up and get those Armpit Gussets ready for a Flannel City Face-Off. Our Department of Flannel Facts and Figures recently surveyed 2,500 Duluth Trading customers to get a read on 16 cities that capture the climate, lifestyle and flannel fanaticism of its residents.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

#FLANNELYTICS FLANNEL CITY FACE-OFF: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Hanging out on the high steel in the Windy City means you need to stand stronger than the elements. There’s a Burlyweight™ Flannel for that.

MISSOULA, MONTANA

#FLANNELYTICS FLANNEL CITY FACE-OFF: MISSOULA, MONTANA

Missoulans make castin’ a perfect line look effortless. They can thank their old man for teaching them a good false cast – and their flannel for the gussets that give them the room to pull it off.

THE U.P.

#FLANNELYTICS FLANNEL CITY FACE-OFF: THEUP, MICHIGAN UPPER PENINSULA

Sure, the U.P. might not be a city. But it’s hard to keep a Yooper off the list when they dedicate a couple weeks at Deer Camp to reconnect with old buddies and favorite flannels.

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

#FLANNELYTICS FLANNEL CITY FACE-OFF: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

In Seattle, slingin’ salmon is as natural as sportin’ flannel. And a fish flinger knows that flannel is the only clothing tough enough for when the fish fight back.

PORTLAND, OREGON

#FLANNELYTICS FLANNEL CITY FACE-OFF: PORTLAND, OREGON

Portlandians show flannel the respect it deserves, especially flannels equipped with freedom of movement. And for those who don’t, there’s a limberjack around to teach ’em how it’s worn.

PORTLAND, MAINE

#FLANNELYTICS FLANNEL CITY FACE-OFF: PORTLAND, MAINE

When it’s the battle of calloused hands versus crustacean claws, gusset-loaded Free Swingin’ Flannel always gives Portlandians an edge.

DENVER, COLORADO

#FLANNELYTICS FLANNEL CITY FACE-OFF: DENVER, COLORADO

A man doesn’t need some fancy bag to carry the bare necessities out into nature. As long as he has a Burlyweight™ Flannel Shirt on his back, he can pitch his tent anywhere.

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

#FLANNELYTICS FLANNEL CITY FACE-OFF: MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

When temps dip into the sub zeros, Minnesotans go scurrying for a flannel that has fleece on the inside, cotton on the outside, and a critter layer or two on the outside of that.

DETROIT, MICHIGAN

#FLANNELYTICS FLANNEL CITY FACE-OFF: DETROIT, MICHIGAN

The hardworking folks of Detroit know how to keep something running. And when it comes to clothing, a Free Swingin’ Flannel only gets better with the scent of motor oil.

CLEVELAND, OHIO

#FLANNELYTICS FLANNEL CITY FACE-OFF: CLEVELAND, OHIO

Are people in Cleveland born tough or is it that lake effect off Erie? The Rust Belt city’s roll-up-your-sleeves-and-get-it-done attitude was made for flannels with bigger buttons and a Tradesman Fit.

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

#FLANNELYTICS FLANNEL CITY FACE-OFF: ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

Alaskans know that fish ain’t fresh unless it comes straight from the stream. Gearing up in a fierce, but fetching, flannel gives you the edge on the competition.

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA

#FLANNELYTICS FLANNEL CITY FACE-OFF: PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA

No matter how hot it gets, a sweat-wicking Crosscut™ Flannel never stops workin’, so Pittsburgh doesn’t either. But that doesn’t mean they’re not making time for some tasty meat treats during their lunch breaks.

BURLINGTON, VERMONT

#FLANNELYTICS FLANNEL CITY FACE-OFF: BURLINGTON, VERMONT

Paul Bunyan and the folks of Burlington know nothing goes better with a plate of flapjacks than fresh-tapped syrup. Except for maybe a fleece-lined Flapjack™ Flannel Shirt Jac.

CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA

#FLANNELYTICS FLANNEL CITY FACE-OFF: CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA

The difference between mountaineer and mountain critter is that the flannel on the mountaineer’s back is brushed twice for softness, while the critter has never been brushed.

FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA

#FLANNELYTICS FLANNEL CITY FACE-OFF: FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA

The best way to break in a new flannel is by taking it out into the wild to earn some sweet nature scents – including a tree you felled yourself and a little prairie perfume.

DULUTH, MINNESOTA

#FLANNELYTICS FLANNEL CITY FACE-OFF: DULUTH, MINNESOTA

In Duluth, there’s no situation that’s the wrong situation for flannel. Even when folks are working up a sweat. That’s when they bust out a Crosscut™ Wicking Flannel and do a little heavy lifting.

Wanna know what else our customers told our Flannelysts? Check out our Flannual Report for more flannel facts.