Tuesday, May 10, 2011

WIW: Spring Madras

Madras has recently come into fashion with younger folks but, unsurprisingly, it is a more traditional fabric pattern that your grandparents or great grandparents were putting to use long ago. Below are a few 1930s Esquire and Apparel Arts illustrations that put "Indian Madras", as they called it, to work.

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And while I'd never be caught dead in this suit, the shirt did give me a bit of inspiration last Sunday:

Here is my take on the Madras shirt/jacket combination.

Madras is a loud fabric pattern and therefore should be worn with restraint. However, when worn right it will add a dash of color to any warm weather outfit.

1 comment:

Alex said...

Awesome. Straw season is truly among us!


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