Archive for May, 2019

Where in the World is OCBD?

While this is not my official retirement post. I do want to let everyone know that I will not be posting regularly for the time being. I don’t know what the future of the Oxford Cloth Button Blog is (I have a few ideas), but I want to thank you all for your encouragement, participation, insights, and everything in between.


The Best Madras of 2019

This is a simple post. I wanted to find out who has the best madras shirts in 2019. Best madras is very subjective. I myself like a really good muddy madras so that’s what I am focusing on. It is also about the fabric, but the internet makes that part a little harder. Here we go.

What is a muddy madras you ask? I am talking about earth-tone madras typically a variety browns and greens with red, yellow, or orange highlights. These madras may seem a little conservative when compared with their bright pink or pastel brothers but don’t overlook them. They are easy to wear (especially good in hot autumn weather) and easy to look at while still offering up some really wonderful patterns. If you find madras hard to wear these shirts are your friend.

I found three places with a good muddy madras. No surprises here either with the three being J.Press, John Simons, and O’Connells. They are in the $100 and up market, but this really shouldn’t shock any of us at this point. They all do look nice though. All three stores also have a lot of other nice madras shirts.

John Simons Madras
John Simons Madras
J.Press Popover Madras
J.Press Madras
O”Connells Madras