Madras the patchwork, lightweight cotton fabric with typically patterned texture and plaid design.
Primarily a preppy staple, it has become more main stream in the past few summers. Madras clothing comes in various colors and designs. You can find this pattern in hats, jackets, shirts, pants and shorts.
One tip when wearing madras, only one piece at a time. Let it be a feature and all else will accentuate it.
Example, a madras jacket over a solid shirt with khakis and boat shoes. Madras versatility is endless. Formal or informal, get your patchwork on this summer!