Dare to Wear Red

There are few things as audacious as red pants. It is a clear sign that you are confident, you know what you like, and you may not always play by the rules.  Red cuts through the crowd, contrasts with a sea of khaki; you cannot sink into the shadows when you are wearing the brightest color in the crowd.

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The author in Cordings Red Chinos in front of Turner’s masterpiece. 

When you think of red pants where I live, in Massachusetts, you think of Nantucket Reds from Murray’s Toggery in Nantucket. That is a distinctive faded red, almost pink. However, there are many shades of red. As much as I love our unofficial State color pants, I prefer a deeper red; the type of red pants that you see in England. I prefer the ones from Cordings.

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The author in Nantucket Reds in Philadelphia

And then high summer rolls around and nothing looks better with a blue blazer than a faded pair of reds.

Why choose? Buy both.

Want the look?

Murray’s Toggery: Nantucket Red Collection

Cordings: Cordings Dark Red Chinos

Cordings Summer Red Chinos

Pro tip, a couple times per year, in spring and autumn, Cordings has a buy one pair of trousers and get one at 1/2 price. Sign up for their emails and wait for the sale. It makes the shipping cost worth it.

 

 

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