The 60's year book was opened to kids dressed in madras shorts, shirts and blazers. A light bulb went off - I'd revive, update and sell one of the best staples of preppy wear - Patch Madras. I begged, borrowed but mostly collected credit cards and was off to India to find the best madras in the world.
After weaving hundreds of samples, I picked my favorite colors, then went home and raided my closet of my favorite pieces, timeless classic styles that I couldn't find anymore and I called it my "new" line.
With over 500 stores selling Cape Madras, a factory we built in rural India, happy customers reliving great memories of long warm summers with friends and family, I can honestly say, if I knew where I was going, I might never have gotten here.