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The Madras Shirt thread

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

  1. 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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  2. Mblova

    Mblova Senior member

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    What!!
    No Blue?!?!
     


  3. IndianBoyz

    IndianBoyz Senior member

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    What!!
    No Blue?!?!


    Nah, nowaydays India makes its own premiums.

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  4. 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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  5. 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?
     


  6. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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.
     


  7. 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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    bigbris1 Senior member

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    In context:
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  9. 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.
     


  10. srivats

    srivats Senior member

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    Minez

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


  11. bigbris1

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    The fabric on minez is very different from all of my other Polo shirts. Perhaps, not tattered enough yet, tho.
     


  12. srivats

    srivats Senior member

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    The fabric on minez is very different from all of my other Polo shirts. Perhaps, not tattered enough yet, tho.

    That doesn't make it madras ... the fabric on madras shirts is quite thin, and is a loose weave (image a thinner OCBD type cloth in a loose weave). I have seen and handled a similar RL shirt like the one you posted -and I don't think it is madras fabric. One way to tell is from seeing how strong the colors are - actual madras shirts have kind of muted colors, not 'bright' if you understand what I mean.
     


  13. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Senior member

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    Would it make you feel better if I posted a pic of my youngest son's madras zip tie?

    Edit: forgot the [​IMG]
     


  14. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Sold this recently, not a shirt, but still awesome:

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  15. srivats

    srivats Senior member

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    20% off and free shipping from LE for their excellent madras shirts:

    Code FEB22, Pin 00008029
     


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