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post #1951 of 3089
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post
 

 

That does sound interesting.

 

I know you don't like logos, but I remain pleased with my PRL bleeding Madras BD with asymmetrical pattern.  Here worn inside:

 


Nice picture Mr Knightley...pity the other tourists in the shot didn't have such good dress sense.

I saw this years RL Madras shirt in House of Fraser,its  well made and decent material,not sure about the colour.

post #1952 of 3089
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Originally Posted by Botolph View Post


Beams+ does Madras in some muted plaids, O'Connell's has a boatload, as does Sid Mashburn and Ben Silver(all except B+ are Stateside but of course ship globally).
Only speaking for myself but I tend to wear long sleeved Madras untucked with sleeves rolled to the elbow, very casually. If I'm wearing a jacket or blazer I'd probaby opt for a seersucker shirt.

http://unionmadegoods.com/brands/beams/

http://www.oconnellsclothing.com/search.php?mode=search&do_not_use_navigation=Y

http://www.sidmashburn.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=Madras+shirt


Thanks for those,I already looked at O'Connell's but I will look at the rest,Orvis have a couple but I am not keen on the colours.

Lyle and Scott have a nice one but their logo on the chest spoilt it ( for me), have you ever come across American Eagle Outfitters ? they have a nice coloured one but the short sleeves looked very short to me.

post #1953 of 3089
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Regrettably, even  many of the locals in Roma seemed to have forgotten their heritage...

 

I'm never sure if a bleeding madras is meant to lose much colour over time - mine doesn't appear to have.  It is a 'custom fit' in medium and today I would probably go for a large if in a custom or medium if classic fit.

 

Edit - Just found this and it looks a good read:

 

http://www.gentlemansgazette.com/madras-guide-shirts-pants-history-where-to-buy/

post #1954 of 3089
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post
 

Regrettably, even  many of the locals in Roma seemed to have forgotten their heritage...

 

I'm never sure if a bleeding madras is meant to lose much colour over time - mine doesn't appear to have.  It is a 'custom fit' in medium and today I would probably go for a large if in a custom or medium if classic fit.


A mate of mine had a couple Madras BDs,this was late 70s,I think that he bought them whilst overseas, one was pale green and yellow,looked slightly faded but stayed the same forever.

 

I was impressed with the Roman women though,as a Sicilian bloke once said to me "they even dress up and put their make up on to take the bins out"....not like some of them here wearing their pyjamas whilst taking the kids to school etc.

post #1955 of 3089

I just read the Gentlemans Gazette Madras article,well spotted Mr Knightley.

I really like the bloke from Ivy Style's jacket, I don't know if  I would have the front to wear it though.

post #1956 of 3089
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post
 

I just read the Gentlemans Gazette Madras article,well spotted Mr Knightley.

I really like the bloke from Ivy Style's jacket, I don't know if  I would have the front to wear it though.

 

If you want to break the bank, this madras BD shirt is really nice...

 

http://www.mrporter.com/en-gb/mens/gitman_vintage/slim-fit-madras-checked-cotton-shirt/709066?ppv=2&cm_mmc=LinkshareUK-_-TnL5HPStwNw-_-Custom-_-LinkBuilder&ranMID=36586&ranEAID=TnL5HPStwNw&ranSiteID=TnL5HPStwNw&siteID=TnL5HPStwNw-ajJG2KIRO1vpRF_8v2VfvA

post #1957 of 3089


Luckily for me I don't like the colours on that one !

Oi Polloi have some Gitman popover maras shirts that look good,still a bit more than I wanted to pay.

post #1958 of 3089
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post


Thanks for those,I already looked at O'Connell's but I will look at the rest,Orvis have a couple but I am not keen on the colours.
Lyle and Scott have a nice one but their logo on the chest spoilt it ( for me), have you ever come across American Eagle Outfitters ? they have a nice coloured one but the short sleeves looked very short to me.

I tend to stay away from AE Outfitters for those very reasons. For further reading, see my above post on the North American Douchebag.
post #1959 of 3089
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I tend to stay away from AE Outfitters for those very reasons. For further reading, see my above post on the North American Douchebag.

Thanks for the warning.

 

 

There is a Madras shirt thread here on Styleforum, I have read a couple of pages,some interesting stuff, apparently 'bleeding madras' disapeared because the dyeing process improved.

post #1960 of 3089
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

Thanks for the warning.


There is a Madras shirt thread here on Styleforum, I have read a couple of pages,some interesting stuff, apparently 'bleeding madras' disapeared because the dyeing process improved.

Haha, happy to help.
There are still companies that do "bleeding Madras", maybe with deadstock cloth? They'll specify that if so.
post #1961 of 3089
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Originally Posted by Botolph View Post


Haha, happy to help.
There are still companies that do "bleeding Madras", maybe with deadstock cloth? They'll specify that if so.


I see that Abercrombie and Fitch make Madras shirts with material from Madras, unfortunately they are 'muscle fit' .

Yes I read through some of the Styleforum page and some people are dyeing the cloth with the original vegetable dyes,I am not sure that I want to get that authentic,in fact the lands End ones look a good option for me although the collar is a bit small.

post #1962 of 3089
Well, Wednesday is charity shop day. This time there was a hacking jacket from House of Bruar, where toffs in the Highlands buy their duds. Once more not exactly what I would have spent my dosh on if it had been full price, but not worth passing by when it's in the shop. Probably more appropriate to the Classic Menswear thread, but I prefer to put it here.



I can't do anything about the quality of the model! confused.gif
It's a much better fit than the poke in the cloth suggests.





Not a feature (above) I would have generally chosen, but typical of this kind of jacket.

post #1963 of 3089
Beautiful jacket, M-o-M. I love tweed.
post #1964 of 3089
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post
 

 I must say I wasn't even aware of barrel-cuff polos until I joined SF.

Likewise.It might be an American term as it's used by Brooks Bros? I used it only to differentiate from the usual knit cuff found on L/S T shirts/sweats etc.

post #1965 of 3089
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Any more for the first The Look Goes On 'event' - the Suit?

The two entries so far show how the Look can be updated for today without it appearing at all like costume.
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Here you go Mister K. I posted more pics on CM WAYWN, and full details are on my blog (see below)

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