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post #121 of 223
I picked up the Rugby popover madras. It comes with a "guaranteed to bleed" tag on the neck.
post #122 of 223
What is the fabric on a decent madras shirt supposed to feel like? I came across a Gant Rugger madras shirt and it felt very lightweight/softer than usual. Is that normal or indication of poor quality? For the price point I don't expect it to be very high quality, but it felt lighter than say an oxford or plain cotton shirt from RL or any other brand.
post #123 of 223
Yes, it is definitely lighter than an oxford or plain cotton (I'm guessing poplin or end-on-end) shirt. I got a couple from J. Crew recently that are quite nice.
post #124 of 223
I think Madras is usually medium weight, definitely not as thin and fine as shirting broadcloth can be. I just got about ten shirt-length cuts of the stuff (it was on sale) so I guess I'm set for a while.
post #125 of 223
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post
I think Madras is usually medium weight, definitely not as thin and fine as shirting broadcloth can be. I just got about ten shirt-length cuts of the stuff (it was on sale) so I guess I'm set for a while.

Where did you get it?
post #126 of 223
http://www.hancockfabrics.com/Madras...0VVviewcat.htm

I think that's it online. It is made in India.
post #127 of 223
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I think Madras is usually medium weight, definitely not as thin and fine as shirting broadcloth can be
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post #128 of 223
From the tag of newly bought BB madras plaid shirts :

"Madras plaid takes its name from the city of Madras, India where it was originally designed as a reinterpretation of the tartans of Scotish regiments that occupied the area in the 1800s. Mostly seen in lightweight cotton and accessories, these classic plaids are specially designed to fade beautifully over time"
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post #129 of 223
See below.
post #130 of 223
Picked this up on the weekend at the BB End of Season sale.
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post #131 of 223
what about solid color madras shirts?
post #132 of 223
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what about solid color madras shirts?

What about them? They exist - I have one in light blue.


As for more pics, here's some vintage madras shirts I picked up today that're for sale (XL sizes)

Bleeding madras by Gitman Bros.




post #133 of 223
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Picked this up on the weekend at the BB End of Season sale.

That looks great.
post #134 of 223
Picked up a nice ss Slim Fit BB madras at the Grove today.



They're clearing them out and had a bunch left in all sizes. With the 15% coupon I had, paid less than $17. There are a few in their online clearance section. Use code fa101x for an extra 15% off.
post #135 of 223
Ordered one 2 weeks ago from Modern Tailor: http://www.moderntailor.com/showcase/html/94149.html Not sure it's a real Madras fabric, but it's still a light, single-ply, low threadcount fabric. The shirt is in transit and I should receive it next week. It's a little late for this season, especially here in Montreal, but I'm sure there will be a few more hot days before autumn really kicks in. We just had a full week of *really* warm weather ... that shirt would have been perfect.
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