How to Wear Nantucket Reds

June 24th, 2009

How to Wear Nantucket Reds
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Nantucket Reds are classic prep - and absolutely perfect for summer.  Why are they so great?  The beauty of Nantucket Reds is their unique faded salmon red color that gets better with age.  The original Nantucket Reds are made by Murray’s Toggery Shop, but the resurgence of preppy fashion means that you can get them in a variety of styles from other retailers. Here’s how to wear Nantucket Reds:

1.  Start with a pair of Nantucket Reds.  You can try a short or a pant, cargo pockets optional.
2.  Add another preppy classic: a casual gingham shirt.  We love how the navy and white plays off of the salmon red shorts.
3.  Finish off the look with a pair of bright white sneakers (worn sans socks) and a canvas belt.

How do you wear Nantucket Reds?  Share your style with us in the comments!

Entry Filed under: Men, Ready Made Outfits

11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sal  |  June 24th, 2009 at 7:55 am

    Not sure I have anything in this shade except a Boothbay Harbor sweatshirt I bought in Maine … but love this suggestion for how to wear Nantucket Red bottoms.

  • 2. Trevor  |  June 24th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    I love this suggestion! I’m definitely going to get some Nantucket Red bottoms! :)

  • 3. Trisha  |  June 24th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Glad you guys find this useful! We love the casual, cool flair of these shorts.

  • 4. Sunny  |  June 24th, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    That’s a cool belt Trish… what’s the brand?

  • 5. Trisha  |  June 25th, 2009 at 12:36 am

    It’s a Fred Perry belt. Here’s a link: http://www.kjbeckett.com/acatalog/copy_of_copy_of_red-blue-tipping-webbing-fred-perry-belt.html

  • 6. John  |  June 27th, 2009 at 9:22 am

    From The Sartorialist:

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_qjpwnPW4c1o/RqX1TDH_B6I/AAAAAAAABtU/DAnlL2p8QyU/s1600-h/AugManBch4.jpg

    He’s got this “i don’t give a **** but i still look better than you look” doesn’t he?

  • 7. Gary  |  July 1st, 2009 at 6:39 am

    Wow, that photo makes me wanna go out and grab some Nantucket red. Not a shorts fan myself, but I could see me doing this in the right kind of khakis.

  • 8. Alex  |  July 3rd, 2009 at 7:43 am

    I really like the ensemble. Would you tuck in the shirt?

  • 9. Trisha  |  July 9th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Yes, I’d tuck in the shirt. That way, you can show off the belt…and the look becomes just *that* much more polished. Check out the Sartorialist photo that John linked to.

  • 10. Ivy League  |  March 12th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Wear it with a fraternity crested navy blazer, white oxford button down, collegiate repp tie, ribbon belt, beef roll pennies, never wear socks!

  • 11. Braxton  |  December 22nd, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Nice American Eagle reds ;). Through up a link for the original boat shorts!

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