Whether if it’s an afternoon cookout or an evening cocktail party, summer is the time for gatherings. When putting together an outfit that will help you be the life of the party this summer, you can’t go wrong with madras plaid. Dating back to the second century, the fabric takes its name from the city in which it was originated, the former name of the city of Chennai, India. Read more about the history of Madras and ways to wear the fabric from this comprehensive guide from Gentleman’s Gazette here. Lightweight and colorful, Madras is a staple of summer and has been used for everything from sport coats and shorts, to our Derby Plaid shirt. To round out this week’s Style File, we’ve included a bottle of straight bourbon whiskey from our friends at Smooth Ambler, Crazy Horse’s 1970 eponymous debut album for listening, and the equipment for our favorite yard game – a hand painted bocce set from Fredericks & Mae.
1. Leather Tote, Brown Milled No. 235 | Billy Kirk 2. Il Bisonte Chronograph Watch | Unionmade 3. Lincoln Sun Limited Edition | Garrett Leight California Optical 4. Smooth Ambler Old Scout Straight Bourbon Whiskey 5. Crazy Horse – Crazy Horse 6. Bocce Set | Fredericks & Mae 7. The Waverly Pocket Square | Ledbury 8. The Royal Blue Wellington Sport Coat | Ledbury 9. The Brown Millington Dress Belt | Ledbury 10. Quoddy Blucher Moccasin | Need Supply 11. The Derby Plaid | Ledbury 12. Acne Studios Trousers | Mr. Porter