JKISSI : We’re well into the Summer in New York City, or as it seems. There are certain staples that occur only when the weather begins to heat up, and people begin to flock to the streets. The light weight distinctive cotton pattern Madras, worn predominately in the summer falls into that category with no question. The pattern is substantially known from its ivy style roots , or preppy look that seemed to channel from previous times to this day. The traditional men’s clothing from the ivy style inspired me a great deal , even though I have been no where close to a Ivy League institution. There is a book “Take Ivy” that gives you a perfect image of how the style was back then, and how we still today borrow many aspects from it. In my opinion I think everyone is inspired by a certain style, but it’s key on how you express yourself with it. Street Etiquette , we are inspired by many various styles from all boundaries alike.
Fit details – Uniqlo – TM Denim Tie – J.Crew Patchwork Madras pants – Clarks Wallabees
The madras print is used on all kind of different styles from blazers to bowties mostly spotted in the more warmer days of course. The most frequent style I see the madras print sported in are shorts obviously because of the weather. The style that caught my eyes were the madras patchwork pants style by J.Crew , which are on sale on their site. I felt it could bring a different style and give you different possibilities on how to wear them instead of being limited by shorts. This is a summer print that could never fade into oblivion , but reoccur yearly when ever the temperature rises and designers begin to look for ways they could bring it back.