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 punchy combination of blue, bright green, sunny yellow, red, and white makes for a unique yet timeless plaid 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 3 / 5 · Fairly Opaque i
- Wrinkle Resistance 2 / 5 · Wrinkle-Pronei
- Fabric ID PCF3462
- Care Standard care instructionsi
- Shrinkage Please note that this fabric comes with an extra shrinkage allowance of .5% in all width and length measurements. We suggest you cold wash and air dry this shirt for optimal size consistency with all of our other fabrics.
Color & Pattern
4.8 / 5 Average rating
Recommended by 97%.
Don in El Paso, TX
“WE THINK OF MADRAS AS A SUMMER FABRIC BUT WITH LONG SLEEVES, IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE COUNTRY, IT IS ALMOST A YEAR ROUND SHIRT”
Martin in Houston, TX
“very nice colors!”
John in Venice, CA
Featured Shirts with Blue Green and Yellow Indian Madras
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.