As I was saying on Facebook, when Joe Garcia talked about all the patchwork madras he’s seen (as opposed to what I call “something that is confident in its own-ness, and doesn’t have to invite its other madras friends along”), I thought I had better seek a menswear expert who is a biological male.
Enter Michael Williams, the blogger behind the brilliant A Continuous Lean. I asked Michael if he concurred that patchwork was more plentiful than the plain bleeding madras of yesteryear.
Here is his reply: ”It’s a little late in the summer to be worried about Madras. Tell your readers to worry about fall clothes!”
But because he cares (and he is made of good, solid, Midwestern Swing State stock), he did send me a coda:
“O’Connell’s is the best…the most classic: http://shop.oconnellsclothing.com/search.php?q=madras&search.x=0&search.y=0”
Authentic Bleeding India Madras Trouser (DRd2)
Note that most of this wonderful Indian Madras merch is already on sale.
I think we’ve learned a lot this evening.
Thank you Michael. Thank you Joe. And thank you readers for your devotion to the classics.