The Madras Shirt thread

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

  1. RyJ Maduro

    RyJ Maduro Senior member

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    I have one long-sleeve madras shirt from Press which really seems right; it has a slubby, almost linen-like feel. The cut is great, and it's one of my favorite casual shirts.
     


  2. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    once the weaver od India found chemical dyes they gave up the vegetable dyes which would bleed.

    thus the end of bleeding madras.

    it is very hard to come by madras fabric in the states. Madras is an inexpensive fabric. Gitman may be importing some madras, but they would be the only ones i can think of that would make a madras shirt in the states. i used to find all sorts of interesting fabrics when shirtmakers would dump left over inventory. sadly it is hard to find madras even in the better fabric stores.
    Carl
     


  3. gdl203

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


  4. Mblova

    Mblova Senior member

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    i walked around all of new delhi looking for this cloth. Didn't find it.
     


  5. eightysixed

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    ... Here is an EXCELLENT Lands End article about Madras fabric: http://www.landsend.com/cd/fp/help/0...37091_,00.html Lands End also had a few shirts last year that were excellent. Sadly, I don't see them anymore on the website. I bought two shirts and I am very glad I did....[/IMG]
    The Sears Appliance Outlets carry some Lands' End overstock, at least the one in Milpitas, CA, does. I was there the other day and saw probably a couple of dozen LE madras s/s BD shirts of various styles from about a year ago. Made in India. I think they were about $8. I already own a couple and perhaps oddly have worn them this winter for a pop of color under v-neck sweaters. I see that Lands' End has new styles available for this year.
     


  6. 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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    from self edge
     


  7. 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
     


  8. 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.
     


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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...
     


  10. JayJay

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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.
     


  11. 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.)
     


  12. 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
     


  13. 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.
     


  14. JayJay

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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.
     


  15. IndianBoyz

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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.
     


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