Real People: Madras and Brown Grenadine
It can be quite difficult to wear madras, the bold Indian cotton, without looking like a clown. I love The Thrift Gent’s approach. A plain white Brooks Brothers button-down shirt and a simple blue pocket square are mainstays, here, but the real masterstroke is the brown grenadine tie.
As you can see, there’s a bit of earthiness in the color palette of this old Polo jacket, with the reds being a little rusty and the greens a little mossy. The tie grabs those and settles down the look. A brown tie isn’t what you’d necessarily think to grab in the height of summer, but it works really well to ground the whole outfit, and tie it to a pair of plain brown bluchers.