Originally the traditional flannel Grand-father shirt was designed for ease of wear for the Irish working man. Buttoning half way down these shirts carry on that tradition. This is what one of our customers has to say about his shirt, "Nice, soft flannel material & authentic retro style. Good look under a collared Tweed waistcoat!" In brushed cotton they're great for any occasion -beautifully soft, warm and comfortable yet smart, soft yet durable, and casual yet fashionable.