I wish bleeding Madras shirts would come back.
Talk about nostalgia. They were THE thing to wear when I was in high school and I wore them a lot.
This is what Land’s End, Old Navy, J. Crew, et al is foisting off on the public as Madras.
However, at least J. Crew has done some research.
And in the cloth’s heyday, over 150,000 new plaid patterns were fashioned, using homemade vegetable dyes that bled, ran and blended to create a stunning effect. (“Cool” was the word we used, way back then.) Today, of course, Madras no longer bleeds, because it is dyed with man-made, color-fast dyes.
WTF? “Cool was the word we used way back then?” “Cool” is still the word I hear more consistently from all ages to describe something cool. Punks.
I don’t think I owned any Madras pants, oh wait, absolutely I had Madras shorts! Even with skinny legs, I thought I looked good. Everybody looked bitchin’ in Madras.
There once was a maid from Madras
Who had a magnificent ass.
Not rounded and pink,
as you’d possibly think;
It was gray, had long ears, and ate grass.