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The Madras Shirt thread

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

  1. FUTUREXYZZ

    FUTUREXYZZ New Member

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  2. srivats

    srivats Senior member

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    coogies by the flat head:
    http://i47.tinypic.com/24c5kdt.jpg
    http://i47.tinypic.com/29opc95.jpg

    If you want to pay the crazy price of $250.


    I like the ones from APC:

    http://i48.tinypic.com/ebeowg.jpg

    especially this one:

    http://i45.tinypic.com/vpaw5k.jpg


    The flat head shirt is very nice.

    I would call both these simply plaid shirts - they are not made of madras fabric. Look at the LE or Jcrew shirts posted above. Madras fabric is softer/thinner and more of a loose weave than the ones you posted. This is a common confusion today, sadly.
     
  3. daruma

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    How can I tell if the fabric is actually madras and not just a plaid print on cotton fabric? Does anyone have any macro shots comparing both?
     
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    No long sleeve madras offerings from LE??
     
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    J.Crew


    Nice. That shirt looks way better on you than it did on me when I tried it on at JC.
     
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    The J. Crew shirts are excellent, on the long side but lean, the drape (as far as drape goes for cotton) is good too. Also, those APC shirts are in fact madras, they're doing a whole madras collection this season.
     
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    Well, shoot. I posted this as a new thread, but should have just posted here: The Ralph Lauren X JCPenney "American Living" line is currenltly on sale, and they have a very serviceable madras down to $24 from $50. Not worth $50, but the fabric is very nice, and the fit is outstanding, if you size down.
     
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    hi seani, that shirt looks great on you and i was thinking about it as well, you got a medium i suppose, what are your shoulder and p2p measurements, if i could ask? i would like the shirt to fit similarly
     
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    What about madras neckties? Does anybody have a source for them?
     
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    Here's a couple of unusual madras shirts I thrifted recently.

    Vintage Gant - it's like a safari shirt, but made of a solid light blue madras. Note the three pockets on the front and the buttons on the outer sleeves for buttoning down the sleeves when you roll them up.
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    Vintage Willis & Geiger from when they still manufactured in the USA. Huge horn buttons, two buttons on each chest pocket massive locker loop, the back is a separate panel, and elbow patches!
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    I wear L in Brooks Bros is that L in J Crew or is it better to go for an XL?
     
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    I find JC to be a bit on the large size actually. I bought a bunch of Larges back in the day only to come to the realization that they are actually too big, much wasting of monies. /sadface. Honestly, try it in-store.

    Edit: 42 chest btw
     
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    Originally, they were all vegetable dyed (that tended to fade and bleed with washing).


    One of my clients, who used to visit India, often jokes about how they sometimes don't get it quite right. He once bought a shirt which had a label stating: "Fast Colour" (as opposed to: "colour-fast" which means the colours don't fade or bleed.) When he asked the seller what it meant, he received a broad smile and was told: "Yes sahib, these colours, they run very fast".
     
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    I find JC to be a bit on the large size actually. I bought a bunch of Larges back in the day only to come to the realization that they are actually too big, much wasting of monies. /sadface. Honestly, try it in-store. Edit: 42 chest btw
    Same here, they fit quite large. I have to size down with JC.
     
  18. ville_e

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    I find JC to be a bit on the large size actually. I bought a bunch of Larges back in the day only to come to the realization that they are actually too big, much wasting of monies. /sadface. Honestly, try it in-store.

    Edit: 42 chest btw


    Were they unwearable or just baggy?

    I am a chest 42 as well. Neck 15.5.. according to their sizing chart I should be an L but I'm a bit unsure if I should go for the L or the M. I'm afraid the M will be too small.
     
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    The large was a just little baggy but, honestly, it didnt look that good on me being that baggy. If you can't buy it in person in finland and youre forced to order online... hmmm without knowing your body type it might be hard but i would go Medium.
     

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