The Must-Have Island Clothing For Your Next Getaway

Clothing brand Madda Fella has go-to island clothing that’s durable and comfortable enough to last your entire vacation.

Think back to one of your best vacation days. Maybe you and your crew had a relaxing beach day planned when the unexpected happened: The bar at the edge of the water was hosting a celebratory pig roast, and you ended up staying till the wee hours. Or after dinner in town, your bartender at the dockside hangout invited you to a locals' bonfire.

The best adventures are the ones that just keep going.

Clothing brand Madda Fella was born out of this spirit—and the need for do-it-all, ultra-comfy pieces that work just as well poolside or on deck as they do on a Friday at home when you want to treat yourself to effortless comfort.

Founder Michael Louden, an avid outdoorsman and lover of the island lifestyle, wanted durable shirts that delivered that soft, lived-in feel as if they'd already come with you on all your most memorable vacations. He and his design team tested different washes—including oil washes on their T-shirts and polos, as well as stone washes on the linens—to make sure every shirt came with that lived-in, sun-drenched feel. The feel of a favorite.

Wherever you're headed, every item you pack has to be comfortable enough to be worn day in and day out and do double duty—especially if you're traveling light.

Madda Fella has those pieces.

Ernest linen shirt
The Ernest linen shirt is no stranger to adventure. | Madda Fella

Take the Ernest linen shirt—yes, named after that Ernest, no stranger to adventure. It's breathable and stylish, taking you from happy hour poolside to dinner out or even to a beach wedding. Cut from Irish linen, the shirt is as comfortable as it is durable. It's a piece that isn't fussy and can be washed at home, the harbor laundromat or off the back of the boat. To date, most customers who bought one have come back to snag a few more in other colors, including marlin blue, marine gray and classic sail white.

Castaway shirt
The Castaway shirt is an understated and stylish collarless shirt made from 100 percent double-brushed cotton. | Madda Fella

We also can't get enough of the Castaway shirt—an understated and stylish collarless shirt made from 100 percent double-brushed cotton. It works for a stroll through town or to dinner, or even as a cover-up on the beach. The Castaway shirt also comes in a hoodie, offering that perfect layer for an evening breeze.

Suntek
The Suntek collection is perfect for days out on the water. | Madda Fella

For days out on the water, there's the Suntek collection: a series of ultra-fast-drying and lightweight long-sleeve shirts with UPF 50 to keep your skin protected all day long—whether you're out fishing, boating or just lounging outside with a cold drink.

Schooner boat short
The Schooner boat short is a do-it-all, quick drying piece that works for happy hours or walks on the beach. | Madda Fella

More than just shirts, the brand also imagined and created shorts. The Schooner boat short is that do-it-all, quick-drying piece that works for happy hours reached by dinghy or walks on the beach that just might end with a quick dip. With pockets and just enough room for comfort, it's right in that sweet spot where function meets style.

Madda Fella tees
Madda Fella is known for durable shirts that deliver that soft, lived-in feel. | Madda Fella

Madda Fella also has linen shorts and pants, baseball caps, hoodies, belts, and other gear designed to make you forget you have anything else in your closet.

The next time you are in Key West, Florida, peruse the collection at the Madda Fella store and rum bar, found in the Ocean Key Resort at the end of Duval Street. Browse the goods and stay for the award-winning mojitos served up in the shop's on-site rum bar.

Madda Fella store and rum bar
The next time you're in Key West, peruse the collection at the Madda Fella store and rum bar, found in the Ocean Key Resort at the end of Duval Street. | Madda Fella

Stop by or shop online, and either way, if you have any questions, you'll get to know the customer-service team, committed to making your experience as comfortable as the clothes. This team has even shipped shirts on-site to a resort when luggage is lost or customers have realized they forgot to pack something. It's one more way this small team makes sure they're helping that next getaway be your best adventure yet.

Because Louden knows that clothes are more than just a way to keep the sun off your shoulders.

orange polo
Clothes are more than just a way to keep the sun off your shoulders. | Madda Fella

"That favorite comfortable shirt makes you feel a little bit better about the day," he says. For him, it's the small details that add up. It's the belief that the right shirt that delivers comfort and confidence may just tip the scales to spark curiosity, taking you from rut and routine to the pursuit of what moves you.

"That shirt—can it inspire a day? We like to think so."

Website: maddafella.com

Email: TheFellas@MaddaFella.com

Call: 1 844 623 3211

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