We finally have the definitive authentic grunge flannel shirt

When grunge broke through in the early 90s, it brought a fashion sense with it: jeans, Docs, and flannel shirts. There was nothing calculated about those shirts, either. It can be very wet and cool in the Pacific Northwest and these shirts were a practical defense against the weather. Everyone wore them, including grunge’s biggest stars. It also signaled to the people in the audience that the performers were just like them, regular people who just happened to be on the stage. Call it an anti-rock-star look.

Thirty years later, Sub Pop, one of the leading indie labels of the era, has teamed up with Eddie Bauer (a Seattle company) to create what I guess is the definitive grunge flannel shirt. Geez, what took you so long?

The shirts run US$85. Shop here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “We finally have the definitive authentic grunge flannel shirt

  • September 16, 2020 at 10:40 am

    Nothing says grunge more than a $85 ($112 CAD) shirt… wow.

  • September 16, 2020 at 12:42 pm

    Also available in Canada at eddibauer.ca…just bought mine!


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