Memorial Day = Madras

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.
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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Jerrod Swanton is a simple man interested in simple, classic, and traditional style.

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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