The Indian city of Madras (now called Chennai) has been home to a cotton textile industry for almost 1,000 years. When Scottish regiments were based in southern India in the early 1800s, Madras textile makers began reproducing the soldiers’ tartan plaids, and today those plaids are synonymous with the Madras fabric.
This short-sleeved shirt by Pendleton is soft and light, made from cotton that has been loosely loom-woven in India. The dyes are colorfast so the lines stay crisp, unlike the popular 1960s “bleeding Madras” style whose colors would blend and fade every time it was laundered. The plaid pattern is matched at the pocket and placket for uninterrupted lines that give a more polished look. Features a button-down collar, box pleat, locker loop, and shirttail.
Imported. 100% cotton. Men’s sizes M (38-40), L (42-44), XL (46-48).