For over 80 years, we’ve been making our authentic Scotch Plaid flannel shirts the way we always have: better than everyone else’s. It all starts with the exclusive Portuguese fabric, expertly brushed for softness and yarn-dyed for lasting color.
An L.L.Bean exclusive, our flannel is woven by true Portuguese artisans in a small mill in the hills of Vilarinho. The plush flannel fabric is meticulously woven with longer-staple cotton, which means the individual cotton fibers are about one-quarter inch longer than short-staple fibers, making a huge difference in fabric strength and quality. Then, it's meticulously brushed eight times on each side and given a "touch test" by a master weaver to declare it soft enough.