FAQ at The Abbey

FAQ: What was a Madras shirt?

A Madras shirt is a type of short-sleeved Madras shirt crafted from 100% cotton fabric known for its vibrant Madras plaid patterns. Originating from the city of Chennai, formerly known as Madras, these cotton button-down shirts gained popularity due to their colorful designs, lightweight feel, and casual appeal. Ideal for men seeking stylish yet comfortable attire, Madras shirts have become synonymous with relaxed summer fashion.

Why are Madras shirts popular?

Madras shirts have soared in popularity due to their distinctive features. Made from 100% cotton, these Madras plaid shirts offer unmatched comfort and breathability, perfect for warm weather. Their colorful patterns and casual vibe make them a favorite choice for men seeking to add flair to their wardrobe. Moreover, the heritage associated with Madras fabric adds to their appeal, making them a timeless classic in men's fashion.

Do Madras shirts shrink?

While Madras shirts are predominantly crafted from 100% cotton, a fabric known to shrink under certain conditions, proper care can minimize this risk. By following care instructions such as washing in cold water and avoiding high heat when drying, you can maintain the integrity of your Madras shirts.


Washing Instructions Canadian Made Viyella Shirt


Question: What Is The Difference Between The Tailored Fit and Traditional Fit Viyella?

Note: All Tailored Fit Canadian Made Viyella Will Say Tailored Tit In the Product Title 

Please Note All Measurements Below Are Off Garments


Tailored Fit Viyella, Traditional Fit Viyella


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  • We offer a 15-day return policy.

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          • We accept all major credit cards for your convenience.

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What is your sizing guide?

          • Our sizing guide can be found on each product page to help you choose the right fit.

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     What materials are your products made of?

            • Our products are made from high-quality materials, and specific details can be found in the product descriptions.

    How long does shipping take?

            • Shipping times vary by location, but standard shipping usually takes 3-7 business days within Canada & United States.

    Do you have a loyalty rewards program?

            • Yes, we have a loyalty program that allows you to earn points and enjoy exclusive benefits. 

    What is your shipping fee?

            • Shipping fees vary depending on your location and the shipping method chosen. You can see the exact cost during checkout.


    Question: Searching for blue label

    Our Blue label shirts by Leo Chevalier Design can also be searched and viewed under Conteorary Fit.

    I would also like to take this opportunity to point out our “Adjusted Fit”. This is a little trimmer fit shirt than the Contemporary fit shirt.

    Link to Leo Chevalier Dress Shirt Page

    Please see below.


    Question: Looking for style 427145

    Here you go. Happy Shopping 427145


    Question: What is 16H

    16H is the half sizes on our dress shirts. 16H = 16 1/2

    Any time you see a "H" in our sizing it represents the 1/2 neck size for our shirts.


        1. 14H=14 1/2 Neck Size
        2. 15H=15 1/2 Neck Size
        3. 16H=16 1/2 Neck Size
        4. 17H=17 1/2 Neck Size
        5. 18H=18 1/2 Neck Size