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post #151 of 217
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Well, I wouldn't wear a madras shirt in colder weather, it kind of defeats the purpose of madras, no?

I guess it depends on where you live; being in socal, I could probably get away with wearing madras all year since people freak out when it gets into the low 50s. In other places, I suppose it could always be worn under a SC if one really wanted to.
post #152 of 217
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I had to add this photo to this thread! She is probably the cutest madras aficianado on this forum

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Standing in for me, as I might not make it. Team USA Croquet SF Plaid Team
post #153 of 217
I've got a few madras shirts that I need to have taken in at the waist. Anything to watch out for when taking it to the tailor? I'm worried about the pattern getting fubared.
post #154 of 217
Anyone seeing NOS madras, the real deal anywhere in a size 16 x35 or size large?
post #155 of 217
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post
Anyone seeing NOS madras, the real deal anywhere in a size 16 x35 or size large?

I recently talked to the guys at Gant and Gant Rugger and they told me that some of their madras is from the 1960s. Might want to check with them.

Note that their stores carry sizes that are sometimes not listed on the their websites. I believe they have two stores in NYC and one in New Haven. You may want to check with them if you don't see the size you need.
post #156 of 217
Really? I will be in NYC in a few weeks, will check them out. Thx!
post #157 of 217
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post
Really? I will be in NYC in a few weeks, will check them out. Thx!

It's unclear what that even means though, to be honest. Madras became colorfast sometime in the 1970s, but I'm not sure if that's early 70s or late 70s. If it's early, and someone at Gant has mistaken something as being from, say, 1969, even though it's really from 1971, it's still NOS, but it won't be the kind you want. (I assume when you say you want NOS madras, you want bleeding madras).

Still, worth a look. Maybe you can ask if you can splash water on it and see if it bleeds before you buy it.
post #158 of 217
My friend is traveling to India this afternoon. I told him to look for a madras shirt for me. Anybody have any experience buying madras from India? Is it worth it? He'll be in the larger cities for a bit but also just driving around in the rural areas.
post #159 of 217
^Buying madras in India is not as easy as you'd think. I've mainly looked for madras fabric, and after quite a bit of searching (in BIG fabric shops) I found some in a shop in Chennai that sells hand made goods.


I thrifted this not too long ago. Indian madras, shirt made in USA, loved the three button collar and loop on the back:



post #160 of 217
Alan, I am thinking that I will get a bunch of hand loomed madras cloth next time I'm out there , and make some shirts out of them, but, yes, madras clothing is hard to find.
post #161 of 217
^Yes, I was Nalli, and asked them if they had any madras fabric. They looked at me like I was from the moon. At the same handicrafts shop I found the madras they also had some locally done wool fabric that was like a wool version of madras. I'll see if I can track down their card and give you the name.
post #162 of 217
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Originally Posted by AlanC View Post
^Yes, I was Nalli, and asked them if they had any madras fabric. They looked at me like I was from the moon.

At the same handicrafts shop I found the madras they also had some locally done wool fabric that was like a wool version of madras. I'll see if I can track down their card and give you the name.

cool, please. I was actually thinking of getting 5 wool shirts made of handspun cloth and 5 cotton ones, to be my summer and winter casual shirts.

there are these little stores that sell pieces of handspun cloth that the people in the south use as wraps, those are, essentially, madras pieces of cloth. they don't call it madras, though.
post #163 of 217
AlanC-I rememer that brand of madras shirt vividly. They sold them at traditional men's clothing stores in the 70's and early 80's next to Sero brand OCBD and English rep ties. I had several in various colors. There was something light and comfortable about that original "slubby" madras cloth that you don't find today. Great colors too!
post #164 of 217
Where do They sell slim fit summer madras shirt in europe? on ebay i find only ugly and vintage old style shirts!!
post #165 of 217
Any slim fit madras shirt recommendations? So far I've bought this Rugby one: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QAUJKNiR9a.../Picture+2.png
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