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The Madras Shirt thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by srivats, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. Wes Bourne

    Wes Bourne Well-Known Member

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    BB madras shirts were pretty good,I don't know how they fit but I need to pick up a couple before they are long gone.

    I was pleasantly surprised with how well their slim fit short sleeve sport shirts fit me.
     
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    They don´t bleed.... alas!
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  5. globetrotter

    globetrotter Well-Known Member

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    question, how do you wear these? I've never had anything quite like them, but I think that they are cool, and might be a good addition to a casual wardrobe
     
  6. srivats

    srivats Well-Known Member

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    question, how do you wear these? I've never had anything quite like them, but I think that they are cool, and might be a good addition to a casual wardrobe

    With khakis, no tie.
     
  7. forex

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    With khakis, no tie.

    In the summer.
     
  8. srivats

    srivats Well-Known Member

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    In the summer.

    all year round [​IMG]
     
  9. forex

    forex Well-Known Member

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    all year round [​IMG]

    Well, I wouldn't wear a madras shirt in colder weather, it kind of defeats the purpose of madras, no?
     
  10. srivats

    srivats Well-Known Member

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

    It can be worn under a sweater [​IMG] I just like wearing 'em year round, but you are right -- they are the best for summer.
     
  11. Aaron01

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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.
     
  12. srivats

    srivats Well-Known Member

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    I had to add this photo to this thread! She is probably the cutest madras aficianado on this forum [​IMG]


    Standing in for me, as I might not make it. Team USA Croquet SF Plaid Team​
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  13. Rambo

    Rambo Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  14. GusW

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    Anyone seeing NOS madras, the real deal anywhere in a size 16 x35 or size large?
     
  15. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  16. GusW

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    Really? I will be in NYC in a few weeks, will check them out. Thx!
     
  17. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    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. [​IMG]
     
  18. mossrockss

    mossrockss Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  19. AlanC

    AlanC Well-Known Member

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    ^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:

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  20. globetrotter

    globetrotter Well-Known Member

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    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.
     

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