This shirt is not flannel, just cotton. When taken from the package to try on, three of five buttons fell off. There are two odd metal loops on each side at the bottom that I did not notice in the picture. They don't look bad, as there are other metal features...(pocket zippers & buttons) just was't expecting them. I think it will look fine after I sew on and reinforce the other buttons, but even at sale/clearance price I did not order a sewng project.