16 Comments on "Madras Season Now Open; Nostalgic Fun Encouraged"

  1. If only the inseam wasn’t so long…

  2. JTS

    Sewing machines do not exist in your universe? 😉

  3. Bags' Groove | May 25, 2015 at 3:38 pm |

    And if only the patchwork quilt wasn’t so loud. It’s a horrible, cruel world, ain’t it JTS?

  4. “Sewing machines do not exist in your universe?”

    I really need to get one and relearn how to use it at some point, all that 9th grade Home-Ec gone to waste…

    “And if only the patchwork quilt wasn’t so loud. It’s a horrible, cruel world, ain’t it JTS?”

    Ha, the louder the better!

  5. Seeing this post reminds me of what happened at lunch today. It’s a warm, sunny day. It’s past Memorial Day. And it’s Friday. If those don’t combine to give the perfect reason to wear a patchwork Madras jacket, what will? So I wore one today.

    At lunch, I got a number of compliments on how nice my “suit” was.

    WTF?

    Doesn’t anyone know the difference between a suit and a sport coat these days?

    OK, I’m in California, where people think that wearinng a t-shirt that has been recently washed counts as dressing nicely, but I’d really expect more people to know what’a a suit and what’s not.

  6. Bags' Groove | May 30, 2015 at 12:59 am |

    …”where people think that wearing a t-shirt that has been recently washed counts as dressing nicely” wins comment of the week prize.

  7. LA Escapee | May 30, 2015 at 5:48 am |

    If the t-shirt has not only been recently washed but recently ironed it counts as ultra-formal garb.

  8. Bags' Groove | May 30, 2015 at 11:39 am |

    Sorry LA Escapee, no second prizes this week.

  9. Dress like a child? I’ll keep my long trousers, thank you.

  10. @Bags’ Groove

    Isn’t it obvious that LA Escapee’s first prize was a one-way ticket from LA?

  11. lm, that one has been around for a while. A guy I used to know made that mistake in about 1990, and when I pointed out his error (gently, I thought), he brushed it off.

    If you never wear a sport coat or a suit, why would you know the difference between them?

  12. Christian | June 1, 2015 at 9:50 am |

    @James

    You sound positively Victorian. Do you have long trousers covering the legs of your furniture?

  13. Bags' Groove | June 1, 2015 at 9:54 am |

    @ Athlone
    You can take the boy out of LA, but you can’t take LA out of the boy, it would seem.
    I recommend a spell hanging around Harvard with intermittent pops to the Andover shop.

  14. James Redhouse | June 1, 2015 at 12:55 pm |

    Bags’ Groove:

    I can assure you that you CAN take LA out of the boy. All it takes is an exposure to San Francisco or NY/New England culture and the substance-free LA influence disappears.

  15. Bags' Groove | June 1, 2015 at 4:42 pm |

    Having to resort to capitals to try to make your point, James? How unfortunate.

  16. Phil Siffington | May 29, 2021 at 11:43 pm |

    JTS,
    In fact the inseam is perfect. Those are shorts for a gentleman.

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