How Flusser Does Madras

Three-button stance, contrast buttonhole stitching, double vents, hacking pockets and ticket pocket. Price available upon request.

18 Comments on "How Flusser Does Madras"

  1. Digging it

  2. Wish I had this to wear at a fundraiser last night.

  3. Jim Kelleth | June 24, 2011 at 11:42 am |

    I love that pattern, but not the cut.

  4. I agree: the colorway is excellent, the cut not so. Ticket pocket? double vents? – it’s a wonder there aren’t peaked lapels. A madras jacket in the States has a classic form, but Alan Flusser wants some sort of English riding jacket. The ONLY add-on I like is the contrast stiching (which I would do in green as a more subtle counterpoint). Nonetheless, here we have the whole point of clothing designers: one must go too far to know how far to go.

  5. Madras is so loud a fabric for a jacket that other components of the jacket should not call attention to themselves. A bright fabric combined with unusual details = sensory overload. The hacking pockets and ticket pocket fail this test.

  6. The shirt displayed underneath bothers me. Aside from the fact that I don’t like horizontal stripes on buttonfronts, a jacket with such a loud pattern shouldn’t be worn with yet more pattern underneath, similar to the point taliesin made.

  7. This looks exactly like some of the Jackets the buyers at Nordstrom are buying these days. Hence, the conversation we had in this forum about Nordstrom a while back. The plaid is great. The cut is for someone thats 22 years old and doesn’t support wife, kids, and maybe grandkids. Anyone see the rolled cuffs? Whats with that!! I have an opinion about buyers and designers of these cuts, and styles but its not PC to discuss it, so I won’t.

  8. One size too small, in addition to the other faults.

  9. I’d much rather see Madras Patch jackets.

  10. It just doesn’t look right A classic style with patch pockets would have looked a lot better and cutting needs more room to move and breathe. It is not that Madras is an expensive cloth and it is meant for hot weather


  11. RoyRPlatt | June 25, 2011 at 8:46 am |

    This appears to be a jacket in what one might call the “Alan Flusser House Style” that just happens to be made out of Madras. The shirt might also be said to be made in the “Alan Flusser House Style” as the stripes run horizontally on the body and vertically on the collar and cuffs, exactly the opposite of most other shirts. This might be Alan Flusser’s way of telling the world that he made these items, the same way as others might put horse-related markings or reptiles or sea creatures on their products to show the world that they made them.

  12. Train wreck.

  13. RoyRPlatt:

    That may be true for the jacket, but to design the shirt in this somewhat eccentric fashion is quite different from stitching a logo on the breast of a shirt. While I myself wouldn’t try it, I do think the shirt is wearable, but not under a jacket like this one.

  14. Charleston | June 26, 2011 at 9:04 am |

    In short: Gay Ivy

  15. Newton Street Vintage | June 26, 2011 at 3:19 pm |

    I swear J.Crew did a madras tie in that precise fabric a season or two ago.

  16. Be careful, Charleston! Saying anything less than complementary about homosexuality can lead a certain section of the commentariat to descend upon you.

  17. Michael Bastian has been doing the rolled sleeves for ever.

  18. @ Charleston via Henry:

    “Gay Ivy” is not possible. Ivy, and by extension preppy, clothing is sexless, i.e., designed so as to minimize individual body shape (both attractive and not so). Both sexes can wear OCBDs, khakis, ties, blazers, Bean boots, Shetland sweaters…shall I continue? It’s my personal but considered opinion that Traditional Ivy clothing comes as close to a uniform which levels socio-economic background as is possible in the States.

    But sexual orientation? Nah, just over the top fashion looking for a market.

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