Stickin' with the madras tip, let's take a look at a guy known for this look, early on in his career: Georgie Fame.
|Thanks to Oliver Twist for posting this photo from the East Anglian Daily Times.|
Fame's outfit here doesn't just look cool in a 'hip' sense, but also cool in a 'comfort' sense... there's just something easy, laid-back, and un-uptight about it. You could sport this on a nice summer evening and not worry about beads of sweat rolling down your neck. (Okay, maybe a Bay Area summer... Los Angeles summers are a tad warmer.)
As I mentioned before, seems knitted ties are back in vogue and you may have an easy time finding them at a Macy's near you. I've found a few there in the past couple of years in solids and horizontal stripes. There's a nice, casual feel about knitted ties for those days when you feel like dressing up without wanting to get too fancy. Pair the tie with a button-down Arrow shirt (sometimes found at a local Ross shop), a jacket in a light-weight material (like above), and a pair of sta-prest trousers, and you're good to go for the day!
So, a question for you: How many of you guys still wear madras jackets? Gonna try something new here, but if you do, post a photo on the Mod Male Facebook page! I always dig appreciating other guys' sharp styles out there!