Särmä Wool Flannel Shirt
In the rugged old days, thick wool flannel collared shirts were a pretty basic thing, because everything was made of wool anyway - what luxury! Now in the plastic future these are rather hard to come by. We did our part and patched up some of this gaping hole with the Särmä wool flannel shirt.
- A clean, thick flannel shirt
- Fabric 65 % recycled wool, 30 % polyester and 5 % other fibres
- Fabric made in Italy, shirt made in Estonia
There are a lot of spiffy cheap rags of shirts, which "will do", until you try on something real and proper good. The danger after this is that you might raise your standards. This collared shirt is one of those more premium style articles of clothing, so try on at your own risk. All in all, this shirt is nothing short of a miracle: made of Italian wool fabric, sewn in Estonia (it's just South of Finland) and the whole package for this price.
The cut is classic: simple covered breast pockets, stand-up collar, adjustable sleeve cuffs etc., in essence a timeless design fit for work, outdoors and pleasure, and if you get wet in the rain, this will still keep you warmer than a cotton shirt. The shirt comes with one spare button. By the way, the buttons are pretty well sewn on.
Check pattern colours are red-black-gray and green-white-black.
Material and care
The fabric is made of 65 % recycled wool, 30 % polyester and 5 % other fibres (estimate of the unknown fibres among the recycled materials). Brushed recycled wool: inside is fluffier while the outside is smoother - very comfortable. The polyester is there just for strength. The content is small enough not to interfere with the wool's properties. Wash in 30 degrees Celsius with wool cycle, hang dry. Usually just airing the shirt out is enough. Use of wool care products recommended but not mandatory.
We have listed first the easy size, then user's recommended measurements: user height / chest circumference. These are fitted a tad slimmer on the waist - this merely means they're not as baggy as many others.
In the chart below you can see the actual measurements taken directly from the shirt itself: back length from base of the collar to the hem and sleeve length from shoulder seam to cuff. Chest circumference is not visible on purpose: due to the bellowed back it's difficult to communicate without inciting the customer to lean towards a wrong size. We strongly suggest looking at the drop down menu's recommended measurements, this way you will get the right size. The measurements below are NOT the recommended user's measurements.
|Size||Sleeve||Centre back length|
|X-Small Regular||67 cm||72 cm|
|Small Regular||68 cm||73 cm|
|Medium Regular||69 cm||74 cm|
|Large Regular||69 cm||75 cm|
|X-Large Regular||70 cm||76 cm|
|2X-Large Regular||70 cm||77 cm|
|Medium Long||73 cm||78 cm|
|Large Long||73 cm||79 cm|
|X-Large Long||74 cm||80 cm|
|Size||Sleeve||Centre back length|
Särmä is our own brand of clothing and equipment. When you buy Särmä you get purpose-built stuff at a decent price, something that will fill it's intended role well and not cost you an arm and a leg!
Särmä products are covered by a 12-month warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. For further information please read our detailed warranty guide.
Made in Estonia
These are made in Estonia, the country just south of Finland. It's in the European Union. Finland is too.
A word from the development team
We've been wrestling with this shirt for quite a while but now it's becoming a reality. You could think it's pretty easy to find any fabric in the market but NO, especially when "made in China" wasn't an option; we had to have it made in Europe. We searched far and wide for proper wool flannel with no results, but the answer was closer than we would have ever thought: the same company that makes many of our Särmä TST stuff was able to provide something that filled our fantasies: great material, our own check style, reasonable minimun ordering amounts. All the trouble was worth it, and now we hope to make something else from this fabric in the future too.
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Jari L. Varusteleka employee 04.10.2018
Jere N. 12.10.2018
Ignacio N. 14.10.2018 (Edited 14.02.2019)
Matti P. 22.10.2018
Kari R. 29.10.2018 (Edited 29.10.2018)
Adam G. 10.11.2018
Markus T. 19.11.2018
Jussi K. 01.12.2018
Oldrich K. 04.12.2018
Juhani S. 07.12.2018
Viellä kun saisi vaikka viellä tummansinisenä kuten branditin paitaa niin olis jees mutta siihen asti vihreällä mennään aiheutamassa pahennusta telakalla.
Tommy S. 08.12.2018
A tad itchy as some noted, but man up and it goes away after 5 minutes of wearing the shirt.
Juha M. 25.12.2018 (Edited 25.12.2018)
Samu W. 07.01.2019
Hihan suuaukon mitoitus on aika tiukka, jos on pitkähihainen aluspaita alkaa olla jo ahdistavaa, myös ulkoilu-ellon kanssa on hiukan vaikeaa (Suunto Spartan).
Tämän tyylisessä paidassa, joka puetaan yleensä ei-alimmaiseksi kerrokseksi ja useimmtien ulkoilukäyttöön, voisi hihansuun mitoitaa reilummaksi, koska käyttäjä pystyy kyllä hakemaan tiukkuutta nappeja siirtämällä. Nyt tuo uloin nappi on jo niin reunassa, ettei sitä oikein ole varaa siirtää ulommaksi.
Henry H. 21.01.2019
Mitchell T. 26.02.2019
I just switched from all poly gear to merino wool after years. I've been wearing these products everyday for a month now and am very impressed. There is slight pilling but to be expected, but the description is right these products do not take in smells very easily, just take care of your stuff. Varusteleka is PURE GOLD!
sampo r. 27.02.2019
Kokonaisuutena erinomainen tuote varsinkin ihmiselle, jonka pitää näyttää hyvältä muuttuvissa olosuhteissa ulkoillessa ja hikoillessa.
Tapio R. 05.03.2019
Farasha E. 11.03.2019
Jakob S. 15.04.2019 (Edited 15.04.2019)
No seriously. I wore this shirt almost all winter as a mid-layer. It’s comfy as hell (as long as you don’t wear it directly on your skin), breathable & actually never started to smell even after a month of constant wear. The only downside that I found, was that I constantly had to get it back from my girlfriend.
I would very much appreciate it if you could make a classic red/black one. I’mm not a huge fan of the grey tones on the red one, but I’d definitively love to get another one of those shirts.
Fabien T. 25.04.2019 (Edited 25.04.2019)
I wore this shirt almost everyday since i bought it 7 months ago and its still going strong!
-Never had to wash it once
-I reckon i still have another 2 years of life at the rate im going
-this shirt + a wind breaker kept me warm at -10c
-Both color choice are sick af
-Boxy cut doesn't agree with wide shoulders and small waist
6ft 190lb got a M Regular
Jarno S. 10.07.2019
Teemu H. 19.07.2019 (Edited 19.07.2019)
Atte R. 24.07.2019
Riku N. 29.07.2019
David L. 31.07.2019
Connor A. 01.11.2019 (Edited 24.11.2019)
The material feels like it might be slightly itchy against skin but I will be wearing it over a merino Henley shirt or similar anyway.
Matt B. 06.11.2019 (Edited 06.11.2019)
Probably the softest wool blend shirt I have ever worn. I have 4 different brands and this is the softest by far.
Pretty warm for how thin it is.
The red color and pattern is awesome. I don't like bright colors so this shade of red is perfect.
Stitching seems to be top notch. No loose threads anywhere.
Buttons are sewn on well. You wont likely loose one anytime soon.
Not really a bad thing, just good to know. It is a thinner fabric than what I had assumed it would be. It is heavier than a wool dress shirt but a little thinner than my Woolrich wool buffalo plaid shirt.
The seam on the back that runs from shoulder to shoulder is the only restrictive part of the shirt. I am a 49" chest measured over a Carhartt T-shirt and bought the 2XL wool shirt. Its a little tight in the back when I reach for something with both arms. I imagine if I wasnt a fatty I wouldnt have this problem.
Over all this is a fantastic shirt. I will absolutely be buying the green one and both of the field shirts too. Is there anything Varusteleka cant do well?
Erno K. 07.11.2019 (Edited 07.11.2019)
Perttu T. 26.11.2019 (Edited 19.12.2019)
Olisin halunnut antaa 4 tähteä, koska 5/5 tarkoittaa täydellistä eli jotain yksisarvisen kakkaa. Mutta eip voi mitään, tämä nyt on sitä yksisarvisen kakkaa.
Tish T. 08.12.2019
Barry N. 17.12.2019