Ladies, you gotta get your man some red pants or shorts – men, if you are reading this and you don’t have any in your closet, time to go shopping! In the sea of blue jeans and chinos, red stands out. It sends the message, “I am confident, I am ready for fun.” Might even lead you in that direction……Peter wears both red shorts and pants, and my dad does as well, Ginger loved ‘Nantucket Reds’……while a shop on Nantucket is where this trouser originated, many labels make them and they can be bought off island….just be sure they are a faded red – Santa Claus red is not cool at all. The shade of red can actually have a dusty rose or salmon colored appearance as they age.
You might be surprised at how versatile this color can be – don’t be shy about wearing bold patterns and/or more color on top…shades of blue work very well, contributes to a nautical feel….go completely casual or wear a sport jacket with or without a tie, either way looks great. On your feet? Loafers or driving shoes for polished sophistication, boots for a casual/rugged feel, boat shoes for a preppy look – all good options….don’t even think of wearing athletic sneakers…….:-)
It’s not too late! Reds are great for late summer and perfect for fall too with tan or navy sweaters….
Would your man wear ‘reds’???