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Calling All Prepsters! Madras Motherlode :wow:

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by romafan, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. romafan

    romafan Senior member

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    Not sure if this has been noted, but if it hasn't, it should. Along the lines of O'Connell's BBOCBD 'old stock' listing, check out these pants. It's like they raided every WASP countryclub lockerroom while everyone was showering for dinner:

    http://shop.oconnellsclothing.com/new_old_stock.php
     


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    I love how many of them have waist sizes available in 28 and 29. From the pre-Big & Tall era.

    And all made in the USA.
     


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    I think that's every pattern that can be seen by the human eye. Maybe some that cross into UV as well.
     


  5. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    That page has been there for ages.


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  6. romafan

    romafan Senior member

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    That page has been there for ages.


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    No one has ever accused me of being au courant....
     


  7. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    I'm always tempted when I see those since bleeding madras isn't made anymore (or at least none that I'm aware of) - might look pretty good with my Norman Hilton dinner jacket [​IMG]


    O'Connells also has the last of the old stock Troy Shirtmakers Guild shirts (R&O Hawick cloth), but they too have been on the site for a long time.
     


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    Along the lines of O'Connell's BBOCBD 'old stock' listing, check out these pants. It's like they raided every WASP countryclub lockerroom while everyone was showering for dinner:

    http://shop.oconnellsclothing.com/new_old_stock.php


    Holy shit! They've got 50 different Madras trousers.
     


  10. romafan

    romafan Senior member

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    not a fan of that genre of fabric pattern

    what's not to love? [​IMG]
    Attachment 43657
     


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    what is "bleeding madras"?

    does it fade with washing?
     


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    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Koped 2 pairs 4 weeks ago![​IMG]
     


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    what is "bleeding madras"?

    does it fade with washing?



    Bleeding madras shirts/trousers/sport coats were made with a madras cloth that used dyes that weren't colorfast so the colors "bled" into each other. The colors do fade over time and, because the colors bleed everytime the item is washed, it looks different each time. All madras currently produced uses colorfast dyes so true bleeding madras is quite rare.
     


  15. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    what's not to love? [​IMG]
    Attachment 43657


    i like the patterns they are lovely and look probably really good in certain furniture and baggy shorts, but for me, it doesnt look good maybe due to my complexion or what have you.
     


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