Mad For Madras: 5 Pieces to Get You in the Mood

There are certain things that just scream summer when they come to mind. Lobster rolls, bikinis, outdoor concerts – the list goes on. And the same goes for getting dressed in the morning. What we’re obsessed with right now? Madras, that finely textured cotton fabric boldly printed with checks and plaids. A true classic, madras never has and never will go out of style, and you’ll always look dapper when you wear it correctly. So check out five of our favorite pieces this season and how to wear them below, and you’ll be a walking beacon of summer in no time.

Ben Sherman Madras Check Shirt
Literally the perfect print for summer, wear a madras shirt with jeans, shorts or a casual suit for a laid-back, warm-weather look that’s still polished. $110.31, ASOS

Tailor Vintage Summer Check Madras Shorts
When we think of spending the day sailing, a madras shorts is the first part of the uniform that comes to mind. And the muted pink/grey palette of this Tailored Vintage pair perfectly translates to city and country life too. $88, Scoop NYC

Thom Browne Backstrap Cap
A more stylish answer to your standard sports team baseball cap, this Thom Browne version is the perfect mix of preppy and cool. $177, Forward

Thom Grey Madras Patchwork Tie
So about that summer wedding you have to attend… go for a slim-cut khaki suit paired with this patchwork tie for a splash of color. $90, Barneys

Neiman Marcus Madras Poplin Pocket Square
What is more dapper than a pocket square? A madras pocket square. Shape up a navy blazer for summer with this vivid orange version. $55, Neiman Marcus

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