With summer peeking it’s head around the corner, now is the time to start stocking up on new gear and preparing for the inevitably hot weather. Lightweight fabrics and classic patterns are always a must so this summer you can expect to see a ton of madras. Typically in plaid designs, madras is a lightweight cotton fabric that is used to make all kinds of clothing from shirts and shorts to jackets and ties. Here’s a few of our favorite pieces in madras for Summer 2012.

Kingsburg Madras by J. Crew

A1 Madras Tie

Secret Wash by J. Crew

Red Madras by Gitman Vintage

India Madras by Gant Rugger

Green Madras by Gitman Vintage

Handloom Madras

Madras Ties by Skinny Vinny

More info:
Madras by Nick Quintero on Svpply