Climbing Lane; Madiba shirt

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Wed Apr 28 18:18:46 UTC 2004

On Wed, Apr 28, 2004 at 05:57:00PM +0100, Lynne Murphy wrote:
> But 'Madiba shirt' is a type of shirt popularised by Mandela--a dress shirt
> (buttons up, collar, long sleeves) in cotton (or similar) with a colourful,
> dynamic print.  He wears them buttoned up to the neck.

Ah, I know he often wears this but didn't realize it had become
genericized beyond reference to him. I should have Googled first.

I now thus think that it's not common enough yet, but it's good
to know about.

Jesse Sheidlower

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