Navy and Light Blue Large Plaid Indian Madras
Don’t worry about shrinkage — we’ll account for that automatically based on fabric choice. You can fine-tune your collar size down to 0.1” or adjust any of the 16 other customizable size parameters when you create a custom size.
Sleeve length is measured from the center back to the edge of the shoulder and down to the end of the cuff. Fine-tune your sleeve length down to 0.1” or adjust any of the 16 other customizable size parameters when you create a custom size.
Slim Fit will be nicely fitted, yet comfortable. Super Slim Fit is for those that prefer a particularly trim fit and are not bothered by slight tightness or limited range of motion. Classic Fit is a more generous, roomy fit that won’t hug the body closely.
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Shirt Style Details
Soft Ivy Button Down Collar
Collar roll. And plenty of it. This decidedly casual collar style is more expressive than most modern button down collars.
Soft Long One Button Cuff
The same shape as our long one button barrel, but without the stiff fusing. Soft, comfortable, and a good match for casual style shirts.
Soft Front Placket, Rounded Pocket
Great for casual shirts. A soft, unfused front placket makes for a relaxed look.
Roma Buttons i
A beautiful off-white faux mother-of-pearl button. Made from a high quality plastic resin. Very durable.
A 2” curved front and back shirttail hem with reinforced side seam gussets.
Change any of these shirt details, add a monogram, and more by customizing this shirt.
Authentic Indian madras reinterpreted for the modern wardrobe.
Prized for its breathability, lightness, and distinctive look, madras is an absolute warm-weather staple. Ours is woven in Chennai, India, with a 40s single-ply plain weave construction that makes for an incredibly soft and airy feel. Madras fabrics were originally dyed with bright, colorful vegetable dyes that, when laundered, would "bleed," resulting in shirts with more subdued tones and a faded appearance. This bleeding inadvertently created the traditional madras look we’re familiar with today. Our madras shirts are designed to have just the right amount of fade right off the bat so they won't bleed when you wash them at home. This subdued tonal combination of blues in a large, intricate plaid makes for a unique yet timeless style that works perfectly as either a long or short sleeve shirt.
Recommended Styling: Our Colorado Button Down collar with a Soft Front placket and Angled pocket is a classic look. Try our Soft English Spread and no placket for a slightly more modern spin.
- Suggested Style Casual
- Weave Plain Weavei
- Composition 100% Cotton
- Thread Count 40si
- Opacity Rating 4 / 5 · Very Opaquei
- Wrinkle Resistance 3 / 5 · Slightly Wrinkle-Resistanti
- Care Machine Wash, Non-Chlorine Bleach, Hang Dryi
- Shrinkage Allowances Special shrinkage allowances applied: .5% in length dimensions and .5% in width dimensions.i
- Fabric ID PCF3478 →
Color & Pattern
4.75 / 5 Average rating
Recommended by 96%.
“Very classy madras.”
Jon in Cable, WI
Ben in WINSTON SALEM, NC
“Love the fabric color and pattern.”
David in San Dimas, CA
“Excellent. It’s my second shirt made of this cloth.”
Jeffrey in LONG BEACH, CA
“Classy casual look.”
Michael in Wayzata, MN
“Nice pattern and light feel”
David in Falls City, TX
“I love the color and material. It matches simply with either navy or white pants, perfect for the summer.”
Chuck in New York, NY
“So lightweight that it’s perfect for a hot day. Does come out of the laundry wrinkled.”
Robert in Sparta, NJ
“Nice, lightweight fabric for summer use.”
Christopher in WASHINGTON, DC
“Great summer shirt”
stu in Toronto, On
“Soft and luxurious”
Stephen in TAMPA, FL
“Light weight fabric with very cool pattern. Great for summer.”
James in Ridgewood, NJ
“Easy to dress up or down.”
Stephen in AUSTIN, TX
“Great style and fabric”
jonathan in ORANGE, CA
Jim in Wilton, CT
“Perfect madras material. Love the color and pattern. Lightweight and perfect for casual summer dinner.”
Glenn in ATLANTA, GA
“Thin and luxurious.”
Timothy in HATTIESBURG, MS
“Perfect casual shirt for summer! A lot softer than I expected and would definitely buy another Madras in a different color!”
Danny in Lafayette Hill, PA
“Nice summer shirt”
Daniel in PITTSBURGH, PA
Carl in Ayr, South Ayrshire
“This is the perfect blue madras, imo. It’s too casual for a dress shirt, imo. Go for an untucked fit with button down collar.”
Aaron in Winchester, MA
“Fabric design and fit as advertised.”
Marshall in PASADENA, CA
“Is there a way to search for more patterns in this actual fabric? I love the madras.”
Don in Napa, CA
david in Alamo, CA
“The Madras cloth fabric has a great relaxed look and very soft feel.”
Keith in SEATTLE, WA
“Great summer fabric -- colors go well with denim jeans”
Hugh in New York, NY
“Nice color and pattern and comfortable weight for the summer. Wrinkles quite easily but that is expected I suppose”
Alexander in Chicago, IL
“Perfect weight while still being wrinkle resistant”
Joseph in Morrisville, PA
“My third Madra. Outstanding material.”
Jim in SAINT CHARLES, IL
Francis in Norcross, GA
“This is such a great fabric. Great alternative to wear for work without being same ole same ole.”
Scott in Vienna, VA
“Perfect summer shirt - light and breezy”
Paul in Los Angeles, CA
“Really like the Madras shirts as a less wrinkle prone lightweight shirt for summer.”
Chris in Dayton, OH
“It’s a bit more informal than I anticipated, and might work best in a short-sleeve shirt. But it feels great.”
Stephen in AUSTIN, TX
“Looks great in person and on video calls”
Rob in Ridgewood, NJ
“Very light breathable. What I was looking for.”
Sergio in New York, NY
“Great pattern with great colors. Would buy again.”
Scott in West Jordan, UT
“Very lightweight and perfect for the warmer seasons”
Aaron in New York, NY
“The fabric is nice in a hot climate. It is light weight and an open weave allowing better air flow.”
Russell in Houston, TX
“It’s a light blue but the density of the pattern makes it feel richer. Nice weight for a summer shirt.”
Joseph in ATLANTA, GA
“light weight material, easy to pack for trips and comes out of travel bag with limited wrinkles”
Paul in Akron, OH
“Very pleased with the airiness of the weight. Excellent job of tailoring with the knowledge of how the fabric would change when laundered- fits great after a cold wash. Light without being sheer or flimsy. Crisp with a light ironing.”
Christopher in Fairport, NY
“I like the weight and feel of the fabric, looking forward to washing it a few more times”
Ralph in MONROE, MI
“Great color; better in person than picture. Cool, comfortable fabric. Love it!”
Ryan in OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
“Spring/Summer/Fall ready....this works with casual or business casual attire.”
Daniel Marcus in CHARLOTTE, NC
“Love the subtle madras. Lightweight but solid.”
David in Lutz, FL
“Great plaid, airy material”
Kevin in Far Hills, NJ
“Lightweight and comfortable. Makes a very nice looking shirt.”
Don in Rescue, CA
“Fabric is lighter weight than I expected. While I find the fabric high quality and well made, it is shirt that is best suited for the warmest months.”
Spencer in Brooklyn, NY
“the shirts are light and the colors crisp. The shirt feels and looks great. I love Proper Cloth!”
Eric in Ramsey, NJ
“Beautiful Indian madras. Great for warmer weather.”
Kurt H. in CHARLESTON, SC
“I love madras, but unless you plan to dry clean only, you SERIOUSLY have to plan for shrinking. Even cold wash and hang dry will shrink it some”
Austin in ALBUQUERQUE, NM
“Sharp colors and great weight. Will be a summertime favorite for sure”
Tom in Wayne, PA
“A fun tonal madras shirt that is easy to wear with a variety of outfits thanks to the flattering blues.”
Ben in CHICAGO, IL
“Beautiful lightweight fabric”
Nathan in Georgetown, TX
“This is my second madras shirt from Propercloth. I really like the fabric. I live in the south so I had them made with long sleeves and wear them on cool days.”
Martin in Houston, TX
“Good fabric, requires a quick iron. But fits great.”
Michael in E Fairfield, VT
“Great beach vibe fabric for summer.”
Bradley in SANTA MONICA, CA
“Good looking madras fabric!”
Henry in New York, NY
“Nice pattern for short sleeve”
David in Issaquah, WA
“This fabric pattern is super cool! I love the random grid spacing, something different than traditional plaid/tartan. It’s a nice light fabric, very comfortable.”
Josh in Charlotte, NC
Steve in West Chester, PA
“Liked a previous blue madras pattern better, but still a great warm weather fabric.”
Don in Buda, TX
“Great summer shirt.”
Jared in Aspen, CO
“The fabric is a strong summer weight material.”
Gregory in Chevy Chase, MD
“beautiful fabric very casual look and feel, more sporty than i’d hoped for but it has very nice texture and feel”
Richard in Mechanicsville, PA
“Terrible wrinkling after wash”
Rich in Foothill Ranch, CA
“Thin, light, breathable, very wrinkle prone.”
Peter in New York, NY
“Feels like a cross between cotton and eool”
Justin in COLLEGE STATION, TX
Brian in Bennettsville, SC
“Beautiful colors and fabric. You will love it and is a fabric that will always look great.”
Jim in La Grange, TX
“I love the look and feel of this fabric.”
Scott in Tucson, AZ
“excellent fabric, comfortable, good looking and another classic shirt”
Bruce in Santa Fe, NM
“Absolutely love this shirt and it looks fantastic. A bit prone to wrinkles, especially after washing.”
Michael in Alpharetta, GA
“Classic madras plaid, light weight”
Greg in Mercer Island, WA
samuel in SAN MATEO, CA
“nice fabric, comfortable shirt”
Nick in Shea-Oak Log, SA
“Great casual fabric”
Kent in CHARLOTTE, NC
“Wife doesn’t like”
Steve in Newport Beach, CA
“One of favorite shirts! Wears very well, looks great! l love the fabric, a must have”
Craig in Homer Glen, IL
“just what i expected”
Je in Humble, TX
“Nice lightweight fabric in a great style and fit!”
Wesley in Lenexa, KS
“Great lightweight fall shirt.”
Matthew in Roxbury, MA
“Oversll the best of my purchases, (shirt pocket, and cotton).”
Peter in Boca Grande, FL
“Nice light weight and great pattern.”
Noah in Portland, OR
“Classic madras fabric. Wrinkles a bit bit cool in summer.”
Matthew in Richmond, VA
“I have several Madras cloth shirts from PC. I’m glad they oversized this one a bit as the others are getting smaller and smaller over the year of washing. Still fit me, but it is a process. I love the oversized pattern and trus it will come out just right in the end.”
Dale in Corvallis, OR
“Solid madras shirt.”
Matthew in BETHESDA, MD
“Pattern looks great and fabric is very cool for a hot summer day.”
Brent in Media, PA
“Great pattern with a nice soft feel too it.”
mark in NEWARK, DE
Markus in Wien, Vienna
“Great fabric for summer and humidity”
Nile in Owens Cross Roads, AL
“Not a fan of this fabric. A bit heavy for my tastes.”
Helgi Thor in Duluth, GA
“Great fabric, colors are vibrant”
Dave in Riverview, FL
“I really like the pattern!”
Eric in Snoqualmie, WA
“This material is nowhere near as nice as my original selection which sold out.”
Brent in MADISON, WI
“The perfect shirt fabric!”
B in Churchville, PA
“This is a great light fabric, perfect for summer!”
joel in Monrovia, CA
“love the color. feels great in the summer and very light and breathable.”
Imran in Pasadena, CA
“Comfortable feel, easy care.”
Raymond in Port Perry, Ontario
How do I get started?
First, welcome to Proper Cloth. We specialize in custom dress shirts, suits, jackets and pants.
The first step would be to create a size using our Smart Size Quiz. We’ll use your answers and data from thousands of satisfied customers to generate custom dress shirt sizes in your account.
To order, you can browse our gallery of curated, pre-styled options and purchase them, made to order in your custom size (and style, just click ‘Customize’ to modify).
You can use our Design-A-Shirt tool to create a custom designed shirt from scratch, selecting the fabric and all style details (collar, pocket, buttons, etc), before applying your custom size! We highly recommend only getting one shirt to start so we can lock down the Perfect Fit (Guaranteed!).
How long does it take to have a custom shirt made?
Standard finish, casual wash, and non-iron shirts generally take 12 to 14 days to produce and deliver. In all cases, the promised delivery date range at checkout should be accurate (if not slightly conservative). Click here to see our typical delivery times based on product.
Orders including shirts with any style of Mother of Pearl buttons must undergo special Fish and Wildlife inspections that may cause delays. For this reason, the expected delivery date range will be extended by an additional 14 days.
Can I change the collar or cuff style? Can I add a pocket? Short sleeves? etc.
As a made-to-measure shirtmaker, we offer a wide variety of style features. Proper Cloth shirts can be styled with any of our 30+ different collar styles, 12 different cuff styles, and one of our 9 different pocket options can absolutely be added.
Just click the 'Customize' button next to any of our pre-designed, photographed shirts to edit the design however you wish!
Short Sleeve shirts can be ordered by specifying as such under the Cuff/Sleeve section of the Design-A-Shirt tool.
Do you make shirts that can be worn untucked?
Absolutely. Taking our Smart Size Quiz will generate an untucked long sleeve and untucked short sleeve size for you automatically (in addition to a traditional, tucked-in long sleeve size).
If you've modified your Smart Size for the perfect tucked-in dress shirt fit, then we recommend decreasing the back length 1.5-2.5" and increasing the midsection 0.5-1.0" to save as your perfect untucked, casual fit.
How do I order a short sleeve shirt?
First, make sure you have a Short Sleeve shirt size. You can update your Smart Size Quiz to automatically generate one, or you can convert one of your custom long sleeve sizes to short sleeve.
From there, you can shop from our gallery of short sleeve shirts, click the Customize Style button to modify any long sleeve shirt, or build a short sleeve shirt from scratch with our Design-A-Shirt tool.
Then under Cuff/Sleeve options, simply select Short Sleeve.
Do you offer rush delivery?
Rush delivery is not available for custom made products. With ready-to-wear and stocked products, we have a little more flexibility.
Our Perfect Fit Guarantee
If you’re not entirely happy with the fit of your custom shirt (or anything else about the shirt) you can return it to us for a complimentary remake in a new size or style. We excel at making remakes quick and hassle-free. If remaking the shirt doesn’t suit you, you can also return the shirt for a full refund.