Memorial Day = Madras

Memorial Day

Who doesn’t love Memorial Day? It has all of the ingredients that trads love. It’s a patriotic holiday that gives us the chance to spend time with family & friends, breakout the grill, and remember all of those who have died while serving in our military. It also marks the official foray into Madras season.
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madrasI will be spending my weekend on my porch. I am running a little late this year due to cool temps and my porch is pretty bare. I don’t vacation too often so I do my best to create my own tropical island. I will spend hours out there reading, lounging, and napping, but first I will spend hours cleaning, planning, and planting.
K-SWISS-REVIVES-THE-OG-SURF-N-TURF4-700x957I will also be taking stock of my summer gear this weekend. I have already noticed that I need a new white polo. I am also thinking of grabbing a forest green polo to mix it up. White canvas sneakers are a perennial favorite and I saw that K-Swiss has brought back their Surf-n-Turf which I will call the Tretorn of my generation. I might have to give these a go. With sales galore this is a good time to make those summer moves!

I hope that you all have a great Memorial Day weekend. Now get out there and enjoy it!

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4 Comments on "Memorial Day = Madras"

  1. Craig S says:

    Happy Memorial day weekend, Jerrod! You have quite the view from your porch!

    Here in Canada, last weekend was our Victoria Day long weekend, and I spent it labouring in the yard and planting my vegetable garden.

    I’d grab a hunter green polo before a white one, but you can’t really go wrong with either color.

  2. andrew friedman says:

    love the shirt. one thing i particularly like about Madras is the seeming indestructibility of the fabric. i have been wearing the same pair of Madras shorts the last 25+ years. they look and feel great. (they never spend more than a few minutes in the dryer, i line dry and iron. helps with durability).

  3. Richard says:

    Did you actually wait until Monday? I couldn’t and broke out the madras sport coat on Sunday morning. I figured, close enough!

  4. oxford cloth button down says:

    Richard – I did not wait this year.

    Andrew – Thank you and I agree!

    Craig – Thank you!

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