Posts Tagged ‘madras’

Heroes and Celebrities, News, Polls

Luke Treadaway appears in madras at the Empire Film Awards

By admin on March 30th, 2009

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Most people use the date the clocks go back as the official start of Spring but at Brandish we pay attention to altogether more stylish markers.

Luke Treadaway (right) turned up at the Empire Film Awards accompanied by his equally stylish twin brother Harry Treadaway. The actor who is tipped to appear in the 2010 version of Clash of the Titans was decked in a madras shirt and a charmingly cut grey suit. A bow tie and battered brown belt top off the look and add a touch of personality to the outfit. Take our poll after the jump and let us know what you think of the outfit, or tell us on our Facebook Wall.

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Clothing, Gallery, News

A.PC’s Spring Summer collection online now

By admin on February 5th, 2009

Another inspiring gallery of new season clothing, this time from uber chic French label A.P.C. The made news recently with their Nike collaboration on the All Court tennis shoe and I’m sure we’ll be seeing lots more of the label thanks to our mutual love for all things madras.

Smart trenchcoats, soft velvet sweatshirts and sharp tailored suits make for an easygoing but stylish collection. The muted palette will coordinate easily with your wardrobe, and A.P.C quality means they’ll become a treasured favourite.

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Outfit picks

Love the Look: Summer Envy

By admin on November 17th, 2008

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I bring you this fine picture of a young man in shorts and t-shirt not to taunt you but to remind you of warmer times.

His madras check shorts and paisley scarf is a clever match, perhaps a subtle reference to Indian origins of the two prints? The rolled sleeves on the white t-shirt add a bit of texture and provide a simple counterpoint to the busyness of the prints. Update a plaid shirt with a paisley scarf for winter take on the look. If you crave the original look then in the meantime keep marvelling at just how short the shorts are and remember, it’s only 8 months till June.

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T-shirts, Polos & Shirts

Checkbreak: Vintage faded Hawaiian shirt

By admin on July 24th, 2008

ono hawaiian shirt checkbreak shirt vintage print.jpgAt the Arcadia Christmas press day yesterday I was reminded that flannel/check/plaid is going to be huge this autumn, both Burton and Topman had lumberjack-style shirts in their collections.

As much as we’ve been plugging madras on Brandish maybe it’s time to take a checkbreak for a month or two so you don’t get too bored of the trend.

Printed and patterned shirts look cool in the summer and the vintage Ono Hawaiian shirt from Rusty Zipper will see you into the cooler months teamed with a sharp blazer. the faded print is eyecatching without being too gaudy and will look great teamed with black or grey suit trousers or for a more casual look a pair of bright straight-leg jeans.



Outfit picks, Trends

Outfit pick: Sartorialist-style summer shorts

By admin on July 17th, 2008

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The Sartorialist isn’t convinced by shorts suits, but his images of sports jackets worn with shorts does indeed work well for the summer months. If you’re not sold on the idea of a shorts suit but want to look smart this summer see after the jump for my outfit pick which team madras with a pale chambray check and sturdy leather plimsolls. Clubmaster-style sunnies add a dose of bookish retro and the jacket finishes of the smart look.

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T-shirts, Polos & Shirts, Trends

Full Circle striped polo shirt

By admin on June 17th, 2008

fullcircle polo.jpgIf, for some bizarre reason, you haven’t hopped onto the Madras train yet we are still offering alternatives. Alternatives that don’t stray outside of the nautical look, but alternatives nonetheless.

We’ve featured a John Smedley version of this polo a while back but let’s face it – you’re not going to spend £122 on a polo shirt. This Full Circle polo is pretty much identical, I haven’t counted the stripes or anything, but I’d guess they’d be around the same amount. The FC one also has a pen pocket, something the Smedley one doesn’t even have. And to top it all off, it’s only £38.



Heroes and Celebrities, News, Trends

Tasselled loafers and madras at J Simons

By admin on April 23rd, 2008

MADRAS J SIMONS LONDON COVENT GARDEN.jpgAfter reading Dave Walker from Modculture’s comment on my tassel loafers post I had a look a the J.Simons website and what a treat it is! You really get a feel for his commitment to style and passion, and John himself has some really great stories from his youth:

“At 23, ambition started to creep in. We began copying American clothes, getting little old ladies to make them up for us. Next to the Hackney Empire we opened a shop and called it Clothesville. We’d take things like the Burberry raincoat and give it a twist, do it in corduroy.”

John went on to open The Ivy Shop in ’65 selling American clothing to young mods.

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Clothing, Designer Spotlight

A.P.C. release madras inspired S/S line

By admin on April 17th, 2008

madrasapc.jpgAs regular Brandish readers will already know, we’ve been on a madras shirt offensive in the run up to spring/summer.

Imagine our unbridled joy on the news those ever reliable guys at Atelier de Production et de Création (clearly long-time Brandish fans) have now released a completely madras-inspired line.

Designed by Jessica Ogden and Jean Touitou, and produced in India, the collection’s aesthetics stay true to madras’ heritage with epauletted shirts and denim Bermuda shorts.

So you’ve got no excuse now if you haven’t already picked one up.

Check out the rest of the men’s range at A.P.C.’s e-store



T-shirts, Polos & Shirts

Chris Taylor’s madras shirt

By admin on March 25th, 2008

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So the news is in on the provenance of Chris Taylor’s shirt and unfortunately it’ll be hard to get the exact same one. With the nonchalance of someone who doesn’t have a 9 to 5 job (jealous, moi?) the Grizzly Bear clarinettist simply replied:
It’s just a thrift store shirt I found somewhere on tour
Which means that if you want to emulate the look you’ll have to scour the vintage shops or simply take your pick from the three shirts I’ve dug out for you. Product details after the jump.

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News, T-shirts, Polos & Shirts

Madras shirt spotted on Bricolage band member

By admin on March 20th, 2008

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Bricolage are a band I saw last week as part of the excellent Twee as Fuck club night, and as much as I loved their set (click on the link to hear the brilliant ‘footsteps’) what immediately struck me was the awesomeness of their outfits. Their bassist sported an impressive madras shirt and I immediately thought of all you lovely Brandish readers. Not only that but the lead vocalist had a fine print shirt, and the guitarist had a very special Fair Isle cardie and a quiff so substantial you could have quite happily built a block of council flats on top of it. See after the jump for more images of the band.

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Accessories

Tartan wallet from Dover Street Market

By admin on March 18th, 2008

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No word from Grizzly Bear about the provenance of that madras shirt but I’m not giving up on checks yet. This tartan wallet from Dover Street Market (£53) is a satisfying mix of colours which somehow looks more edgy than OAP. It’s a great way to add a bit of pep to a formal outfit and a cheery flash of colour will make parting with your cash less painful.



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Top Five Chris Taylor-style madras shirts

By ShinyMedia on March 13th, 2008

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When Paul, one of our commenters asked where he could find a madras shirt similar to the one Chris Taylor from Grizzly Bear is sporting in my short shorts post I went on a madras mission. I’m waiting to hear from Gizzly Bear’s publicist about the actual shirt (which will probably end up coming from a thrift store) but in the meantime here are my top five shirts to give you your madras fix. Land’s End seem to know their madras and their shirt is pretty cool but the jonquil colourway (behind the shirt) beats the moss green hands down. See after the jump for the rest of the picks.

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