Neil Work shirt and raiders pack-tribe by roots

Who knows flannel better than our friends up north…

by Josh Madden

Neil Work shirt and raiders pack by roots

When it comes to flannel, who would know better than our friends up north in Canada, right? Founded in 1973 by Michael Budman and Don Green, Roots is a brand inspired by the wilderness, outdoor sports and a healthy active lifestyle. Forty years later the collection not only continues to grow but the Canadians have moved into North America and we're so glad they did. The brand now offers clothes, shoes and leather bags and has retail stores in Park City Utah, Aspen Colorado, Beverly Hills and Venice Beach California.

Our favorite plaid shirt, the 

Neil Work Shirt

, is a new take on their classic heritage shirt jacket. It's heavyweight, extra durable and heavily washed for a broken in feel. This shirt is no little "fashion flannel"--instead, this is a real deal workwear quality garment that just happens to look great.

This sharp-looking, durable, utilitarian standard of the line also shows in the 

Raiders Pack-tribe

backpack. Made in Canada and crafted with Italian leather. This heavyweight leather is hand-rubbed and becomes soft with age. The timeless look and excellent quality speak to the timeless appeal of the Roots brand.

View the full collection and find the store location closest to you 


, and follow our cousins from the north on Twitter