Back From The Dead: O’Connell’s Bleeding Madras Jacket

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

9 Comments on "Back From The Dead: O’Connell’s Bleeding Madras Jacket"

  1. Very dapper. How long does one typically sit on stashes of madras sports coats because I am a 42S and have been looking!

  2. Christian | July 3, 2010 at 2:57 pm |

    Phil, not sure what you’re asking.

  3. Well done – I especially like the knit tie.

  4. HRH The Duke of Windsor | July 4, 2010 at 9:15 am |

    Not a bloody damned one in my side. Rather a pity, I would have gladly purchased at least one.

  5. Chris Bourasseau | July 4, 2010 at 8:09 pm |

    Awesome, looks like a Ray-Ban add. Nice madras jacket by the way!

  6. Love the Clubmasters!

  7. That’s a great looking madras. I have several madras jackets all of which have some amount of white or cream in the madras. Come to think of it, the absense of white or pastels in the jacket gives it a richer look and a major plus for wearing in the evening. Nice find!

  8. You look great, sir.

  9. Yes, bravo good chap.

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