Guess The Madras Maker


Pretty much the beau ideal for me. Dark and muted and just waiting for charcoal tropical worsteds.

Currently on eBay, where you’ll find the answer to who made it and when. — c C m

18 Comments on "Guess The Madras Maker"

  1. I am not surprised.

    The same model was offered a few years ago in a variety of cloths, including seersucker. Part of the Ivy Row line. The most authentic rendering of the old natural shoulder sack jacket. Light, airy, soft.

  2. Anglophile Trad | May 25, 2013 at 10:18 am |

    “Jimmy Frost Mellor”/”Russell Street” has found his perfect soul-mate in “Richard” of WASP 101, and is back for our amusement:

  3. Christian | May 25, 2013 at 10:22 am |

    A case of the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

  4. $425 on eBay for a Madras jacket? Hahahaha!

  5. I found a similar madras jacket yesterday at a thrift store for $10.99! It had more of a brownish/ olive hue to it.

  6. Ricky Rimmer | May 25, 2013 at 1:28 pm |

    Comment by Anglophile Trad — May 25, 2013 @ 10:18 am

    ‘“Jimmy Frost Mellor”/”Russell Street” has found his perfect soul-mate in “Richard” of WASP 101, and is back for our amusement:’

    Why doesn’t that pond-life just go away. Note how his link to his wasp101 piece was ‘moved’ on Talk Ivy. He is now as toothless as a ‘web presence’ as he in reality.

    Meanwhile the slaps in the face for him continue unabated.

  7. Thrifty Yankee | May 26, 2013 at 1:15 am |

    Overpriced at $450.
    Immorally overpriced at $1195.

  8. Great jacket. In 1965 this would have been paired with khakis and weejuns.

  9. Reactionary Trad | May 26, 2013 at 1:02 pm |

    @Ole Master

    I don’t remember any such color combination in Madras cloth in 1965. Red and Navy were the dominant colors, certainly not gray.

  10. Ole, I agree. And I actually could have worn a 40 in 65!

  11. Mr. Wyllys | May 28, 2013 at 8:25 pm |

    Most people hate Ralph Lauren, and they have some good reason too…but they do produce some very line stop Ivy items from time to time…Most are darted, but I’ve never had a huge hatred of darts so there you have it…

  12. Reactionary Trad | May 29, 2013 at 4:12 am |


    Thanks for updating my memory.

  13. Joe Tradly | May 29, 2013 at 10:05 am |

    A Ralph Lauren jacket with no darts!? That may be a first.


  14. @ Reactionary Trad, you are 99.9% right on your first comment. The overwhelming majority of Madras jackets then, and now, were and always will be, primarily red and blue. Every now and again, someone has produced a grey, green or brown one though.

  15. My closet is stuffed with $500-$2,000 sport coats all purchased on eBay for $30-$45. Paying $425 for used clothing on eBay is not something I understand.

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