Monday, April 5, 2010

Burkman Brothers Madras Cloth Pt 1.

The Burkman Brothers use hand woven madras cloth. 

The cotton used in the production of madras cloth is called varalashmi and it has a very short staple making it perfect for lightweight shirting. It is also notable as a fabric for the fact that both sides of the cloth look the same. 

Get your saturated madras shirt here.

During the 1960's a popular style was called bleeding Madras which was made using dyes that were not colorfast. The results were a garment that would yield a new look with each wash. The Burkman Brothers used a similar technique in making their overdye popover shirt (pictured above).

More soon...  

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