We’ve talked about madras on this site many times, and I’m sure we’ll discuss it in the future. With that said, I must point out the incredible selection of madras there is at O’Connell’s. Not just madras, but the good kind of madras – the India-loomed, bleeding kind. They have everything you can think of – shirts, shorts, trousers, swimsuits, and sportcoats.
The madras sportcoat has made it’s way back to quite a few catalogs lately with the patch version. Fine – but here’s the original. These are the perfect summer staple for any daytime event. They are a statement, pseudo-sartorial piece, but not too ‘costume-y’. Pair it with a white oxford, khakis, and loafers (absolutely NO socks allowed) for the look – I wouldn’t pile too many GTH options with this at the same time. O’Connell’s has the best selection of madras sportcoats on the web. All are three-button un-darted sacks that should be rolled to a 3/2 for a more casual – and classic – look. Feast your eyes: