Last summer, when I posted a photo of myself on the front page of Ivy-Style, I was also wearing madras. Of course, that was a shot from the rear. This year I’m showing my less flattering side.
Recently, while researching a story on madras for The Rake, I spoke with Ethan Huber at O’Connell’s and he told me about the deadstock bleeding madras sport coats he has stashed away, with some dating back to the ’60s. I told him I was looking for something blue, and he dug up this one for me.
It’s paired with a blue oxford shirt, navy knit tie, Irish linen square, and —outside the frame — silver tie bar, charcoal tropical worsteds, navy surcingle belt and beefroll penny loafers.
Just the outfit for warm summer nights dancing under the stars. — CC