The Madras Shirt thread

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

  1. alliswell

    alliswell Senior member

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    Hey guys,

    How does the sizing on rugby sport shirts run? I wear a small in stuff like gap, regular RL etc. Would I be a medium or a small in rugby shirts? Someone I think mentioned it fit a slimmer than the regular, but how much slimmer?


    It fits smaller than J.Crew, and just a little larger than Gitman Vintage.
     


  2. ffatt

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    Thanks a lot alliswell,

    Any experience with the BB slim fit shirts. How do they fit?
     


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  4. Frodo

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    Just got these two from Lands End. Super light, airy cotton. The wind just blows through like it's not even there. 99 degrees today in south Tennessee.

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  5. alliswell

    alliswell Senior member

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    Thanks a lot alliswell,

    Any experience with the BB slim fit shirts. How do they fit?


    I wear a 14.5" collar in the BB slim fit, and the Rugby Small fits about the same.

    In other news, Madras pants:

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  6. JayJay

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    In other news, Madras pants:

    I saw a pair in BB today, unfortunately not in my size. They were Clark's and although I prefer the Milano, I would have bought them if they had my size.
     


  7. alliswell

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    I don't like patchwork - I much prefer the single pattern ones O'Connells has.
     


  8. Frodo

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    I wear a 14.5" collar in the BB slim fit, and the Rugby Small fits about the same.

    In other news, Madras pants:

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    Those are great...are they BB?
     


  9. alliswell

    alliswell Senior member

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    O'Connells.
     


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    How do the pants from O'Connell's fit? I've quite curious as they have some great colors/patterns.
     


  11. JayJay

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    I don't like patchwork - I much prefer the single pattern ones O'Connells has.
    For years I didn't buy patchwork, and thought I hated it, but now I find that I only buy and wear patchwork madras. The non-patchwork that I have hasn't been worn in a season or two.
     


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    So in terms of fit BB slim and rugby are about the same, but both are looser than gitman vintage? A medium gitman vintage fits about perfectly. Should I go down a size in BB slim?

    I'm a pretty skinny guy and I dont want to be swimming in extra fabric. Unfortunately, most of the vintage 'bleeding' madras I come across is too generously cut for me.
     


  13. alliswell

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    So in terms of fit BB slim and rugby are about the same, but both are looser than gitman vintage? A medium gitman vintage fits about perfectly. Should I go down a size in BB slim?

    I'm a pretty skinny guy and I dont want to be swimming in extra fabric. Unfortunately, most of the vintage 'bleeding' madras I come across is too generously cut for me.


    The small Rugby and 14.5" slim fit BB are 1/2" bigger than the Gitman vintage in the chest.

    I'll let you know how O'Connells fits when they get here.
     


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    The small Rugby and 14.5" slim fit BB are 1/2" bigger than the Gitman vintage in the chest.

    I'll let you know how O'Connells fits when they get here.


    Much appreciated
     


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    It kind of looks like something my father would wear, but not really something more a man of my age.
     


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