Tea-Stained Madras Short-Sleeved Shirt

Head out in cool summer style with our short sleeve madras shirt.


Born in India—home to one of the world's hottest climates— this pure cotton short sleeve madras shirt keeps you cool when the mercury climbs. Our shirt's lightweight fabric is subjected to an allover tea stain, softening the rich plaid pattern to create a vintage look. Button-down collar. Pure cotton. Washable. Imported.
Sizes M(38-40), XL(46-48).


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.3 / 5 based on 24 reviews


21 of 24 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 4/5


  • 4/5

    Summer Weight Fabric - 5/3/2013
    By: from Cornwall Bridge, CT

    Even though the fabric of this shirt is very lightweight, it is of high quality.

  • 5/5

    awsome fit - 3/16/2013
    By: from jackson hole

    shirt fits perfect will b great on the river this summer skiing Jackson hole right now and spring time

  • 1/5

    Disappointed - 3/6/2013
    By: from On Line.

    Compared to Orvis quality stds. this material felt weak, color combination very poor for madras. Sleeve length was not as long as other Orvis short sleeve offerings.

  • 5/5

    Comfort on Arrival - 3/2/2013
    By: from Fletcher, NC

    I was very pleased with the quality of the new product - it arrived feeling like one of my favorite shirts.

  • 5/5

    Orvis quality - 3/1/2013
    By: from Naples, FL

    These shirts are really comfortable. Great cloth! They match up with most any pant better than the ad shows! Bought on sale and really glad I ordered two, wish I had ordered several, and that's the truth!

  • 5/5

    the best madras - 2/27/2013
    By: from redondo beach ca

    at the close out price, this was a tremendous value. it is the fourth orvis madras shirt i've own(ed) and like the others, it was substatial (for madras), well constructed and had superior detailing to most other madras shirts available. a winner!

  • 5/5


  • 5/5

    Good Shirt - 10/9/2012
    By: from Austin, TX
    Top 1000 Contributor

    I like the color. I like the cut. The fabric is awesome for sub-tropical Austin. Orvis madras is great.

  • 5/5

    Another winner - 9/12/2012
    By: from Cheshire UK

    Bought this shirt as one of my old favourite Orvis shirts will have to be relegated to the workshop. The new shirt fits and feels wonderful, ample room for movement, so terrific for travelling. The Orvis quality remains steadfast, in a world of shrinking values.

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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."

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