Friday, April 6, 2018

There are two types of opinions on Nantucket Reds...

Photos by Salt Water New England
...Newport's (above), and The New Yorker's (below).


25 comments:

  1. The only trouble with Nantucket reds is all the wrong people wearing them, and wearing them the wrong way.

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    1. How in the world can someone wearing nantucket reds be a "wrong" person? What makes a person sufficiently "right" so they can rightly wear nantucket reds? And what does "wearing them the wrong way" mean? Are they wearing them backwards? Are they wearing the trousers on their heads?

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    2. Think about it.

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    3. They're not fashion items, nor are they ironic. At their best, they look a thousand years old and are treated with the same delicatesse you'd give a salt water-stained canvas tote bag. The "wrong way" to wear Nantucket reds is preciously.

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    4. This is what you worry about? Good grief, get a life. Thankfully, in Dallas we wouldn't care who wore what with whom. Try wearing your "reds" with a pair of cowboy boots and hat. It might free you of such narrowness.

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    5. Anon 10:08 Great visual; "reds" with a cowboy hat and boots. I think "reds" are awful but that's just an opinion and anyone can ignore it if it doesn't work for them.

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    6. @5:40, etc., If precious distinctions determine one's manner of wearing reds, then is not any wearing of them, in a way, precious? What's more, as long as one applies affected standards to his dress--which, I think it must be admitted, is the case with everyone who takes any interest in fashion--it seems to me one can't help but dress preciously.

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    7. @Anon 10:08—"Worry?" Hardly. But the image of you hee-hawing in Dallas in bright new Nantucket reds worn with cowboy boots and a ten-gallon hat would probably be just as funny even if it didn't exactly make my point. Enjoy!

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  2. The New Yorker cartoon gave me a good chuckle. Plus, I've learned that my pants are a window to my mental state. That seems important, somehow.

    Aiken

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  3. I am from humble beginnings and grew to be an educator, forever continuing my humbleness. My students have found the range of colors in my attire to be very indicative of my personality. Nantucket reds were a gateway into the many shades of blues, greens, and patterns that I continue to collect.

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  4. Not entirely relevant, but you and your readers may enjoy Splendid Red Trousers: Rambling Thoughts of an Englishman

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    1. How did I miss this? Thank you! Have already read most of the posts. (Happy National Tartan Day!)

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  5. We have gone digital with most magazine subscriptions except The New Yorker. A crinkled New Yorker is a must in our house. The cartoons are pretty good too.

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    1. Yes! We've done the same with the sole exception being the New Yorker. I will say, though, it looks great on an iPad. I usually don't prefer reading on a Kindle or the computer, but the New Yorker is an exception here, too.

      Aiken

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  6. Great cartoon from this week's New Yorker !!

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  7. The New Yorker cartoon brought a smile to my face. I get it. However, I wear and enjoy a pair of such shorts, invariably with a navy or black short-sleeved polo top, around the house in the summer months here in Mid-Michigan. I'm sure neighbors chuckle when they see me in the front yard or heading to the grocery store in the car, but ah well.

    Best Regards,

    Heinz-Ulrich

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  8. I think you might need to change the title of this posting. I'd try something like this:

    "Who's crazier: the Defendant with the Red Pants or the Sailors with the Red Pants, or the People Arguing over the Patina of their Red Pants While Wearing Cowboy Hat & Boots?

    You could do a poll, even.

    Aiken

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    1. Aiken, I'm now going to think of "Patina of their Red Pants" when I wear my knock-offs ("Nautical Red" from Lands End) and likely will giggle at inopportune times.

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    2. LOL, Averyl. Now you know what is secretly dear to the preppy man's heart.

      Aiken

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  9. I love my Reds and wear them (shorts or pants) when I want to, because I want to, and nobody has ever said a word. It's just another version of "dance like nobody's watching," isn't it? If you don't care, neither will they!

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  10. Wait, we're supposed to wear pants?

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  11. Love my Reds, though I prefer the shorts over the long pants.

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  12. Thirty plus years The New Yorker was in my house. John O'Hara had over 400 stories there. Cheever many also. Then it went far left wing. Too bad.

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