is bleeding madras really unavailable? - Page 2
IIRC, the trick with bleeding madras was to dunk it in salt water to limit the bleeding.
Presumably, one could do that with a length of cloth and put it in the dryer before sending it to the tailor or shirtmaker.
Actually, Bleeding madras fabric is available. I bought some at http://patchwork-madras.weebly.com/bleeding-madras-fabric.html, and they were a light weight summery cotton fabric, dyed with vegetable dyes only, and that is what makes them bleeding, as per the supplier. They were also handloomed, thereby adding to the vintage madras feel. I thought they were quite good.
When I was in my late teens (40 years ago!), I had a "bleeding madras" summer shirt. More it was worn in, the better it looked. Alas, as a teen, I soon out grew it. May still be at my mother's house, but stuffing myself in it now would look absolutely gross. On a young person, barely over 100 pounds, with the right pants/shorts, fine. On a 58 year old, at nearly 195 pounds, it would look like shit. Even if I could find one the right size, it would still look like shit.
You should find it and cut it into pocket squares