Tag Archives: Madras

Castaway Clothing Island Madras Chase Shirt

Back in the days before Madras became known as Chennai, the eponymous fabric of the city was still woven using hand looms. But even while madras tends to hearken back to a time where craftsmanship was prized, the truth is … Continue reading

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J.Crew Slim Indian Madras Shirt

J.Crew is currently in turmoil. Sales are slumping. Just yesterday it was reported that 150 jobs were being cut and 100 open positions were not being filled. Frank Muytjens, head of menswear since 2008, was one of the cuts. And this … Continue reading

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Mill City Fineries Japanese Patchwork Bow Tie

The name says Japanese but this bow tie almost couldn’t be more American. True, the fabric was sourced from Japan, but other than that the Japanese Patchwork Bow Tie from Mill City Fineries is all-American.

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High Cotton Cumberland Madras Bow Tie

Now would be a good time to start thinking about bow ties for the Derby. In two weeks the mint juleps will be flowing and the horses will be racing down the backstretch. Best to be prepared with something in … Continue reading

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Mizzen + Main Edison Dress Shirt

Thomas Edison may have had 2,332 patents issued to him but not a single one of those was for a shirt made with performance fabric that looks just like one made with traditional cotton. That would have to wait until … Continue reading

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High Cotton Ties Mint Julep Madras Bow Tie

  The origin story of the mint julep may never be known. It was definitely invented in the American South, that much is certain. Which state exactly is unknown. It was probably introduced in the eighteenth century at some point. … Continue reading

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Style Icon: Tom Haverford

Parks and Recreation ended Tuesday night, and as much of a fan as I was of The Office, I’m far sadder to see Parks and Rec go. It started off a bit slow and the first season nearly lost me, but … Continue reading

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The Cordial Churchman Jonah Bow Tie

That flurry of clicks you hear? It’s people everywhere searching the internet for a madras bow tie before the end of summer. We have a month left until madras season unofficially ends and that means if you’re going to add … Continue reading

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Taylor Stitch Fall Madras Shirts

Look, just because summer is done you don’t have to pack up all your madras and put it in storage with your seersucker until next spring. Madras may be breathable and well-suited for sweltering temperatures, but so long as you’re … Continue reading

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Prep Work: Madras Shorts

Polo Patchwork Madras Short There’s still plenty of time to wear madras shorts this year.  Alright technically you only have a month until the season is over, but who really wants to follow the “rules” anyways?  Whether you’re trying to … Continue reading

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