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    Style question: Madras?



    What are your opinions on madras, whether as a button-down shirt or shorts? Is it acceptably stylish summer wear or is wearing madras veering too much into the preppy territory?


    #2


    Go for it.

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      #3


      This concern of "too much... preppy." Is there such a thing?

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        #4


        It can be overdone, you'd only want it on one article of clothing for instance. Also some pattersn can be out there.

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          #5


          I like it in theory but have yet to get any myself. I want to like madras sportcoats for the preppy irony of it, but I haven't been able to.

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            #6


            http://instagr.am/p/JpiaICRcqc/

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              #7


              I think a shirt, or shorts can look great in Summer but I would not go as far as wearing a madras sportcoat...I personally don't like the look.


              I have yet to wear them out because it's been too cool here but I bought these shorts and they look great in person:

              http://www.target.com/p/Meron-Men-s-...d/-/A-13888136

              I will wear them with a solid polo shirt and boat shoes.

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                #8


                "Is it acceptably stylish summer wear or is wearing madras veering too much into the preppy territory?"


                LOL--you're on a forum where 80% of the participants' style role model is Carleton Banks...I don't think too many people are going to say it's too preppy.

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                  #9


                  haha @OS, with @Juan's comment right after.


                  I like anything madras personally, although I rarely wear it. Just pair it with pretty tame everything else and it won't be "too much."

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                    #10


                    Carleton Banks? Really?


                    Dressing well does not equal preppy if that word even means anything anymore.

                    Dress for style, live for results.

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                      #11


                      I had to Google Carleton Banks.

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                        #12


                        You gotta OWN that shit. No half steppin, or you fail.

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                          #13


                          @OS - I actually think that look in your pic looks great. It's just not for me...I don't think I can OWN that shit. :-)

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                            #14


                            I love Madras shirts, it's like the summer equivalent of winter flannel plaids. Madras ties or pocket squares are also really great with a cotton or linen suit/sport coat, to casual it up a bit. The madras sport coat seems cool in theory but whenever I try one on it just looks too silly. If by some miracle I found one at a thrift store I'd pick one up but otherwise I have to pass.


                            This year I'm not much on patterned shorts and am keeping them mostly solid, but that's just personal preference. I think madras vs typical plaids is a step above.

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                              #15


                              Anybody?

                              http://www.landsend.com/pp/mens-tail...s&origin=index

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