Overall: 4.8 / 5 based on 75 reviews
74 of 75 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Patch Shirts are Cool -
I just love the Patch Shirts from Orvis. They are comfortable and very cool looking... Also very well constructed (as you would expect).
Madras Shirt -
By: JoeG42 from Branford, CT
Every time I wear this shirt I get a "Nice shirt" greeting. I have been to India, and am a fan of their Madras clothing. The workmanship and color are perfect!
Great colors! -
By: DrET from Fair Oaks Ranch, TX
A beautiful shirt perfectly described and displayed. A great Orvis product once again!
Great Shirt! -
By: Maddbrewer from Alexandria, VA
Great roomy fit, good quality material and just very comfy. Very pleased with this purchase.
Well Made -
By: HK500 from Myrtle Beach, SC
Fits true to size, the photo on line doesn't do the colors justice, it's 100% cotton made in India which makes it superior to the majority of other imports.
Handsome Shirt -
By: Phaedra from Minnesota
Top 500 Contributor
The colors in this shirt are much nicer than pictured. We are so pleased with the purchase. They wash beautifully. This is the third shirt of this type we have purchased. We would purchase more if they had them
Awesome Madras Shirt -
By: drhodgman from North Carolina
The Madras short-sleeved Coastal Patch shirt is awesome. It fits my husband perfectly and he loves the colors. He has a large neck and it accommodates his neck perfectly. Thank you. I like the fact that it was on sale and I saved money.
Good Quality and colourful -
By: brendev from Chester
This is a very colourful shirt, it improves with washing and needs to be ironed but it is well worth the effort. My husband is delighted with it. It is a change to the more conventional Orvis shirts he normally wears which are always superb quality.
By: Hanco from Ashland, Ky.
I can always count on the clothing from Orvis to be of excellent quality and to fit just right. Thanks again Orvis.
A summer classic, 5,000 years in the making
Madras is made exclusively for Orvis in one of the world’s hottest climates. Pure cotton madras cloth comes from India, where cotton has been hand-woven into fabric for more than 5,000 years. India’s long tradition of textile production lends a distinctive air of craftsmanship to our men's and women’s patch madras clothing. This lightweight fabric is ideal for summer—it breathes so well because it is woven in a 60/40 thread count, keeping the fabric light yet strong.
India manufactures about 6 billion yards of fabric every year, more than half of which is woven by hand. Textiles are a major factor of the nation’s economy—thanks to the climate, which is ideal for growing cotton, and the skill of millions of native craftspeople. Traditional madras, named for the city where it was originally made, is a fine cotton fabric, yarn-dyed with vegetable dye in solid colors or plaid and striped patterns. These organic dyes ran or ‘bled’ every time the madras was washed, developing a telltale blurred effect over time.
Today, most madras is still made in southeast India, but it is dyed with stable chemical dyes to prevent this loss of color. Our madras clothing is made of end-to-end madras. This pastel-hued fabric is woven by alternating dyed and white yarns in the warp and weft, resulting in a subtle depth of color. The bolts of end-to-end madras are then cut into squares and sewn back together to make another single piece of fabric, a process perfected in India. Even our word patch comes from India-it's an abbreviation of the Telug word pach'chadamu, meaning "two pieces of cotton cloth joined together." By the late 1700s, patch was commonly in use in English, defined as "thin pieces of cloth at Madras."