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Madras is a lightweight cotton fabric with patterned texture, used primarily for summer clothing. The fabric takes its name from the former English name of the city of Chennai, India. In all honesty, The Hackers Paradise had not heard of Cape Madras before this review. Now we realize exactly what we have been missing.

When a few of our readers came to us with requests to review this line, we jumped at the opportunity and quickly contacted them. After speaking with them and learning a lot about madras in general we were really looking forward to doing this review for a couple of reasons. First, the clothes look spectacular and are so unique that we were delighted to get to try them out. Second because the company itself is a pleasure to deal with. From customer service all the way up the list of names with the manufacturer, everybody was a joy. That means a lot to us here at THP.

So a package arrived at The Hackers Paradise offices just a few days after speaking with Cape Madras. Once opened we realized that words will never be able to do this apparel line justice. The Madras look is just incredibly unique and something that each person should try at least once. The clothing line was not originally designed for golf but as always, the golf consumer picked up on it. In the eyes of THP, nothing says summertime golf more than madras patterns.

Clothing that is perfect to play golf in, and yet at the same time can be worn just about anywhere else for summer attire is what makes this stand out other than the pattern. We got the pleasure of getting all “madras’d up” and heading to our local club. Everybody from New England knew exactly what we were wearing. People that were local to FL or from elsewhere just looked at it and said “where can I get some of those patchwork shorts?”

“Uniqueness” wears off over time though and what you are left with are shorts or skirts. So a major factor when we review clothing is just how comfortable are they while you are playing 18 holes. We are delighted to be able to report back that the shorts and skirts that were sent are incredibly comfy. They are light weight and fit perfectly with their sizes being right on target.

Recommended? Overall, Cape Madras is a brand we highly recommend. The clothing has a price range from $75-$130 but we were able to find tons of stuff on sale for far less than that from online retailers. Cape Madras is available on their website and about 600 stores nationwide. If you have never tried madras, you owe yourself a treat. You can read much more about them at Cape Madras.

Till Next Time

Josh B.

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Category: Mens, Style, Womens

About the Author ()

Josh is the Publisher of The Hackers Paradise and co-founder of THP Media with his wife Morgan Babbitt. Together they share a passion for golf, and they travel the country along with their two dogs in the THP Tour Van bringing their love and knowledge of the game to golfers everywhere.

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  1. Amanda B says:

    I love madras clothing. I purchased some at local stores and did not even realize it was Cape Madras. I have had it for a few years now and it still looks and feels great. Good review.

  2. Connie D says:

    These look very interesting. I really like the look of the skirt. When I took a look at their site they have tons of things that look great. The best part of this is you really only need one pair from them. Very unique.

  3. DDBowdoin says:

    JB, great review and stunning products. I went to Bowdoin College in Brunswick so I am familiar with the Cape Elizabeth area. I am glad to see a local New England retailer on THP. I will keep my eyes out for these, especially the first pair which are just stunning.

  4. eric rawson says:

    After reading this I asked my mom if she could get these for me for Christmas. They are so cool looking.

  5. Frank Monroe says:

    Great stuff. Another classic find by this site.

  6. TCT says:

    I loves me some plaid!

  7. The Brain says:

    These look right up my alley.

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