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The Madras Shirt thread

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

  1. AlanC

    AlanC Senior member

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    ^Yes, I was Nalli, and asked them if they had any madras fabric. They looked at me like I was from the moon.

    At the same handicrafts shop I found the madras they also had some locally done wool fabric that was like a wool version of madras. I'll see if I can track down their card and give you the name.
     
  2. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    ^Yes, I was Nalli, and asked them if they had any madras fabric. They looked at me like I was from the moon.

    At the same handicrafts shop I found the madras they also had some locally done wool fabric that was like a wool version of madras. I'll see if I can track down their card and give you the name.


    cool, please. I was actually thinking of getting 5 wool shirts made of handspun cloth and 5 cotton ones, to be my summer and winter casual shirts.

    there are these little stores that sell pieces of handspun cloth that the people in the south use as wraps, those are, essentially, madras pieces of cloth. they don't call it madras, though.
     
  3. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    AlanC-I rememer that brand of madras shirt vividly. They sold them at traditional men's clothing stores in the 70's and early 80's next to Sero brand OCBD and English rep ties. I had several in various colors. There was something light and comfortable about that original "slubby" madras cloth that you don't find today. Great colors too!
     
  4. Dodo

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    Where do They sell slim fit summer madras shirt in europe? on ebay i find only ugly and vintage old style shirts!!
     
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    I'm not sure if it has been posted already but JCrew has several madras shirts season. Some are available in slim and tall sizes.
     
  7. mossrockss

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    ^Buying madras in India is not as easy as you'd think. I've mainly looked for madras fabric, and after quite a bit of searching (in BIG fabric shops) I found some in a shop in Chennai that sells hand made goods.

    ^Yes, I was Nalli, and asked them if they had any madras fabric. They looked at me like I was from the moon.

    Haha, this is kinda what happened to my friend. He asked about it and they said, "Madras is a state..."

    lol oh well. I'll just get some madras from brooks brothers made in india by textile factory workers and call it a day.
     
  8. mossrockss

    mossrockss Senior member

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    I'm not sure if it has been posted already but JCrew has several madras shirts season. Some are available in slim and tall sizes.
    Their plaids leave a bit to be desired this season, in my opinion. Brooks Brothers has some good options as well right now. Personally, I prefer exploded patterns to small, repeating patterns. Madras
     
  9. Mariooo

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    Gant has some nice slim fit Madras shirts
     
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    Let's get this thread going again.
     
  13. dieworkwear

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    Me in my BB Madras that I picked up last year.
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  15. ltontheqt

    ltontheqt Senior member

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    The question is where to get the real Indian madras these days. None of that ersatz stuff.
     
  16. bourbonbasted

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    I bought a Gant shirt from Barney's last summer. It was the real deal and wasn't that expensive. So nice to wear when it gets into triple digits here in the South.
     
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    A colleague of mine does research in India, and says real deal bleeding madras is still being made in some of the cities. I've been meaning to proxy some shirtings from him, but haven't had the chance.
     
  18. FrankCowperwood

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    Group buy:) I just picked up a new madras shirt from O'Connells. I'll have to see about taking a photo to post.
     
  19. ltontheqt

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    I used to own a few Alexander Julian madras shirts. I wished I had kept them. They had beautiful colors. Anyway, sources: I figure these are not bleeding but rather coagulated. Land's End, Taylor Stitch, and Dann Online (big variety).
     

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