Madras Dump

Madras season is rapidly approaching. Opening day is officially Memorial Day with Easter getting an exemption. While I used to observe this arcane rule (and many others like it) I have since replaced it with a much simpler rule which is if it is hot, wear it. In celebration of the fact that warmer weather is on the horizon and to help me assess my current madras shirt situation here is a dump.

JPress Madras Popover

J.Press Madras Popover

John Simons Madras

John Simons Button Front Madras

Proper Cloth Madras

Ralph Lauren Rugby Madras

Polo Madras

oxford cloth button down
Jerrod Swanton is a simple man interested in simple, classic, and traditional style.

10 Comments on "Madras Dump"

  1. Zach says:

    Wear more Madras shorts!

    • oxford cloth button down says:

      I am working on it! The patchwork pair I got last year quickly took a spot in the starting lineup.

  2. Sean says:

    This post has me stoked for the warm weather ahead! Great collection. If I may ask, what’s the ID on the shirt in the last pic with the flap pocket? The colors are fantastic.

    • oxford cloth button down says:

      Stoked as well! Thanks, it’s a Polo Ralph Lauren shirt. It was actually a long sleeved shirt that I turned into a short sleeved shirt.

  3. Tom Friedman says:

    Can’t wait to start wearing madras shirts again,

  4. Tie Clip says:

    Nice one Jerrod! Madras season is ending down under, but I might still try to pull mine out for a few last wears!
    What are your thoughts on madras ties and bow ties? I haven’t seen you wearing any before, but they seem like a good way to appear lively and festive in warm weather leisure time.
    Also as others have said, try get yourself some PRL madras shorts in the non-patchwork variety. Really good with solid sports shirts or even T-shirts. Pleated pairs are really full cut, something like Patagonia baggies I suspect, but they could probably be taken in.

    • oxford cloth button down says:

      Thanks, Tie Clip. I am not a big fan of madras ties, but I do need to try some of the PRL madras shorts. I’ve had pairs before and liked them. Might be time to circle back.

  5. Fred says:

    Jerrod…welcome back.
    I’m curious as to the maker of the blue blazer you’re wearing with the madras shirt.

    • oxford cloth button down says:

      Fred, It’s an old Brooks Brothers Wash’n’wear blazer. I need another as this one is fading fast.

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