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post #31 of 223
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The plaids were an expression of India’s fondness for Scottish tartans..

Indians have always been fond of the Scots:

post #32 of 223
What!! No Blue?!?!
post #33 of 223
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What!!
No Blue?!?!

Nah, nowaydays India makes its own premiums.



post #34 of 223
Madras is one of my favorite things. Here are a few that I've had at one time or another. I'm not really a fan of madras pants, but can tolerate them. It's hard to beat a long sleeved button up Indian madras shirt...

post #35 of 223
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^ I wanted that coat and I missed it ... it is a super nice piece.

If anyone is selling a 38R piece, I'll take it in a snap.

ps: Doc, LE has some new madras shirts - there is a sale right now too. I got the 'Pine' and 'Light Teal' ones. PM me if you want the promo code.

What's the fit like on the LE shirts?
post #36 of 223
I like madras. I especially liked the long sleeve, BD madras shirts I used to get in the early 70's. In the later 70's RL made some with wonderful, rich color combinations.
post #37 of 223
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What's the fit like on the LE shirts?

Not cut like BBBF. It is baggier, as madras should be. It is S/M/L sizing.

FWIW, I wear a 15.5x34 in regular BB OCBDs and I wear a small in these LEs.
post #38 of 223
Minez


In context:
post #39 of 223
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Here are pics of the shirts, thanks to AAAC member Coleman:
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I figured I might as well post all of LE's current offerings, for the sake of the thread's aesthetic.
post #40 of 223
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Minez

Those are plaid, not Madras. Fabric is very different on Madras - see above LE pic.
post #41 of 223
The fabric on minez is very different from all of my other Polo shirts. Perhaps, not tattered enough yet, tho.
post #42 of 223
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The fabric on minez is very different from all of my other Polo shirts. Perhaps, not tattered enough yet, tho.

That doesn't make it madras ... the fabric on madras shirts is quite thin, and is a loose weave (image a thinner OCBD type cloth in a loose weave). I have seen and handled a similar RL shirt like the one you posted -and I don't think it is madras fabric. One way to tell is from seeing how strong the colors are - actual madras shirts have kind of muted colors, not 'bright' if you understand what I mean.
post #43 of 223
Would it make you feel better if I posted a pic of my youngest son's madras zip tie?

Edit: forgot the
post #44 of 223
Sold this recently, not a shirt, but still awesome:





post #45 of 223
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20% off and free shipping from LE for their excellent madras shirts:

Code FEB22, Pin 00008029
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