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The Madras Shirt thread

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

  1. Astan

    Astan Senior member

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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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    Martin Stall Senior member

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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".
     


  3. JayJay

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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.
     


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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.
     


  5. Astan

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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.
     


  6. aportnoy

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    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.


    My measurements are almost identical, though chest is more like a 40 and I just snagged two of the JC madras in medium. They are slim without being tight and a great deal for $60.
     


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    yossi Well-Known Member

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    I picked up a few madras shirts at the J Press sale that happened in New York the other week. The shirts are beautiful, but are also, let's say, billowy. (I know they aren't meant to be worn too close, but this seems excessive - I was surprised as they are marked a medium, and I'm a 16.5/34. Anyway.)

    Can they be tailored, or is the material too fine?

    Thanks in advance, and my apologies if this is asked and answered already - I did a search and came up with nothing, but I'm new here, as you'll note.
     


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    Can anyone make a few recommendations for quality madras shirts under $150 (preferably with a slimmer fit) that arent made by JC, LLB, LE...?
     


  10. aportnoy

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    Can anyone make a few recommendations for quality madras shirts under $150 (preferably with a slimmer fit) that arent made by JC, LLB, LE...?

    Gitman Vintage and Gant Hugger are both excellent options.
     


  11. Wrenkin

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    Can anyone make a few recommendations for quality madras shirts under $150 (preferably with a slimmer fit) that arent made by JC, LLB, LE...?

    I don't know how good they are, but Brooks Brothers madras comes in slim fit.
     


  12. Shirtmaven

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    I met yesterday with a fellow who sources fabric in India.
    we discussed importing madras.
    we even discussed sourcing madras with Vegetable dyes. "bleeding madras"

    I will keep everyone updated
     


  13. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I met yesterday with a fellow who sources fabric in India.
    we discussed importing madras.
    we even discussed sourcing madras with Vegetable dyes. "bleeding madras"

    I will keep everyone updated


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    I just got my favourite madras shirt ever at Uniqlo for 30 Dollars. Check it out.
     


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