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The Madras Shirt thread

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

  1. bigbris1

    bigbris1 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.
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. 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]
     
  4. AlanC

    AlanC Senior member

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

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  5. srivats

    srivats Senior member

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

    Code FEB22, Pin 00008029
     
  6. elgreco

    elgreco Senior member

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    I quite like these Madras offerings from J. Crew this season: [​IMG][​IMG] I may procure the one on the right.
     
  7. srivats

    srivats Senior member

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    I quite like these Madras offerings from J. Crew this season:

    I may procure the one on the right.


    Those look very nice.
     
  8. Chips

    Chips Senior member

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    I saw a very nice one at J Crew the other day in long sleeve that was very fitted looking. Might have to grab one.
     
  9. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    Those look very nice.
    +1. I'll have to stop in J.Crew to take a look.
     
  10. srivats

    srivats Senior member

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    I saw a very nice one at J Crew the other day in long sleeve that was very fitted looking. Might have to grab one.

    +1. I'll have to stop in J.Crew to take a look.

    Bear in mind that they are $70 -- too expensive in my opinion for a shirt that is sized S/M/L. They are full sleeved though, so that is a consideration.
     
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  12. srivats

    srivats Senior member

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    Lately I've been looking at some Gitman Vintage shirts. They cost quite a bit more than most of the offerings I've seen here so far (about $150), but that's SW&D for you.

    http://www.gitmanvintage.com/cotton_madras.html


    These are nice, but OUCH at $150.
     
  13. Wes Bourne

    Wes Bourne Senior member

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

    Code FEB22, Pin 00008029


    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.


    Hard to pass up at that price... Could you post shoulder and chest measurements from your size Small?
     
  14. srivats

    srivats Senior member

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    Hard to pass up at that price... Could you post shoulder and chest measurements from your size Small?

    Approx. measurements:

    p-2-p: 21"
    s-2-s (back): 17.5"
    BoC: 29.5"

    Keep in mind that Madras shirts are not meant to be tight fitting.
     
  15. vezatron

    vezatron Senior member

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    Bought a few Lands End Madras shirts. Too large as usual (size small) but I like the fabric and deep colors so I'll have one tailored. Still cheaper than J Crew.
     
  16. greekonomist

    greekonomist Senior member

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    Does anyone have a source for Madras fabric or know of a shirtmaker who carries it? Cego? Chipp2/Winston Tailors?
     
  17. srivats

    srivats Senior member

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    Does anyone have a source for Madras fabric or know of a shirtmaker who carries it? Cego? Chipp2/Winston Tailors?

    Mercer is the only one I know and he has only a few samples.
     
  18. AlanC

    AlanC Senior member

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    ^Do you know of any source in India? I was in a huge shop in Chennai but saw no Madras fabric, and couldn't seem to describe it well. Calling it "Madras" there didn't seem to distinguish it particularly. Maybe taking a sample with me would help.
     
  19. srivats

    srivats Senior member

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    ^ Bleeding Madras is gone forever. Regular madras I know a couple shops ... you have a PM.
     
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    somatoform Senior member

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    coogies by the flat head:
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    If you want to pay the crazy price of $250.


    I like the ones from APC:

    [​IMG]

    especially this one:

    [​IMG]
     

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