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The Madras Shirt thread

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

  1. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    I only like madras for swimming trunks. Everything else looks either nerdy or geriatric to me.

    its more SW than MC, but I don't think they're nerdy n or geriatric

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  2. ysc

    ysc Senior member

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    Those wishing to indulge a taste for Madras on the cheap could check out uniqlo, they carrying linen/cotton mix madras style shirts in their spring summer collection. Maybe not the most authentic, but cheap. http://www.uniqlo.co.uk/catalogue/me...check-ls-shirt
     
  3. Bill Smith

    Bill Smith Senior member

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    I wore some short sleeve madras shirts ten years ago and then flipped over more to to polo shirts. I think I might find one or two to wear this year.
     
  4. 82-Greg

    82-Greg Senior member

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    I have a Madras patchwork shirt that I absolutely love to wear.

    I've seen Madras patchwork jackets and pants at Brooks Brothers. If only they carried my size...
     
  5. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I picked up a RL madras patchwork shirt on deep discount last year that I like a lot. Looking forward to wearing it again this spring/summer.
     
  6. erictheobscure

    erictheobscure Senior member

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    Perhaps slightly off topic, but I recently agonized over a BBBF madras suit I had in my cart during the last Gilt final sale. Only $175! Incredible price. But I just couldn't bring myself to make the purchase--have never really considered wearing a madras suit. Seemed like way too much look for me. (Although I might've enjoyed wearing it at a London wedding I have to attend in July.)
     
  7. DocHolliday

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    ^I picked up the coat. The full suit's too costumey, and, unlike Vox, I don't like madras trou.

    I have the same style of Lands' End shirt as seen in Sri's AA pic. It's a great shirt. I paid full price for mine, believe it or not. I wear it untucked with comfortable khakis and natural white Converse hightops. It ain't elegant, but I don't think it's agonizingly geekish, either.

    I'll have to check out the new LE offerings -- a couple look really nice. The good colors sold out in my size pretty quickly last year
     
  8. srivats

    srivats Senior member

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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.
     
  9. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    ^^^I considered the madras jacket but since I didn't wear the one I picked up last spring, I decided to pass on it. I agree with Doc that the full suit would be a bit too costumey, at least for my taste.
     
  10. IndianBoyz

    IndianBoyz Senior member

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    I like Madras for nearly everything...except shirts.

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    - B


    +1

    Trousers, OK. Shirts, I never had the guts.
    Maybe one day.
     
  11. IndianBoyz

    IndianBoyz Senior member

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    The plaids were an expression of India’s fondness for Scottish tartans..

    Indians have always been fond of the Scots:

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  12. Mblova

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    What!!
    No Blue?!?!
     
  13. IndianBoyz

    IndianBoyz Senior member

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    What!!
    No Blue?!?!


    Nah, nowaydays India makes its own premiums.

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  14. Georgia

    Georgia Senior member

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    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...

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  15. greekonomist

    greekonomist Senior member

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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?
     
  16. GusW

    GusW Senior member

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    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.
     
  17. srivats

    srivats Senior member

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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.
     
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    In context:
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  19. srivats

    srivats Senior member

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    Here are pics of the shirts, thanks to AAAC member Coleman:
    [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG] I figured I might as well post all of LE's current offerings, for the sake of the thread's aesthetic.
     
  20. srivats

    srivats Senior member

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    Minez

    Those are plaid, not Madras. Fabric is very different on Madras - see above LE pic.
     

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