The Madras Shirt thread

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

  1. 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.
     


  2. 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.
     


  3. 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.
     


  4. 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.
     


  5. 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.
     


  6. ahjota

    ahjota Senior member

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  7. 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.
     


  8. 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?
     


  9. 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.
     


  10. 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.
     


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    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?
     


  12. 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.
     


  13. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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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.
     


  14. srivats

    srivats Senior member

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


  15. somatoform

    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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