16 July 2010

Not Every Plaid Is Madras - Not Every Madras Is Plaid

Brooks Brothers Catalog - Spring 1984

Brooks Brothers Catalog - Spring 1987

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for that title, because, as I learned it (probably from you years ago), Madras actually designates the fabric only and not the pattern. It originated in Madras India. Where it's hot. Where you want it. Badly.

-DB

Laguna Beach Trad said...

Excellent, T-Unit. Thanks for the reminder. I recall wintering in Sanibel as a child wearing plain shirts made of madras. Or was it chambray?

ADG said...

T-Unit ...shit that's worth the trip over here.

Unit for short. Yep, that muthah is gonna stick.

tintin said...

DB- Bobby Jones did a decent popover in solid blue madras three or four years ago. They screwed it up by adding their logo to the gusset. Not an issue if you tuck but popovers are best left untucked over weekends or on campus.

LBT- T Unit? Thanks so much for that.

ADG- I wrote a screenplay for The Unit. Insist on this moniker and I'll put the entire piece of crap on your blog as a comment.

Anonymous said...

Great work, as usual. Madras is such an interesting fabric! Love the old catalog scans.

-Katon

Thornproof said...

That big stripe looks like a great shirt! Wonder if I could find one of those thrifting ...

Jovan said...

I have to disagree, Thornproof. It looks like an eyesore to me. :)