Nothing goes with madras quite like a vacation.
On the other hand, many Ivy stylists are daring enough to wear madras to the office during the summer. Here’s an assortment of madras items — ties, shorts and sportcoats — worn by members of Ivy Style’s Facebook group. If they inspire you to add something new to your wardrobe, consider H. Stockton, one of the last independent trad retailers. The shop carries traditional bleeding madras shirts made for them right at the source in India. Check out this page for an explanation of the difference between colorfast and traditional madras dyeing techniques, and for a video of the fabric being woven for H. Stockton in the city of Chennai (formerly known as Madras).
Now for some trads in madras. It’s a summer Friday, so here’s hoping you can knock off early. — CC