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Corridor’s Summer Patch Madras Shirt Goes to Heck

The patchwork madras shirt is known as one of the loudest of the Nantucket “go-to-hell” fashions, whose ranks also include needlepointed belts, embroidered shorts, and bright red pants. The term was coined by the writer Tom Wolfe in a 1976 article on New England fashion (read it here), with the idea being that the items themselves are just as garish and visually offensive as telling anyone who saw you to go to hell.

Corridor takes a page from that book, but refines it to be a touch less offensive. Don’t get me wrong, the shirt will still set off car alarms, but the trim fit and the simple detailing combined with the fact that it’s made in New York’s garment district will soften the blow. Think of it more as a “go-to-heck” shirt.

Available for $165 at Corridor.

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