6.13.2010

Red Dead Revolution

I've spoke of the power of bright color (red) before. Since then, the weather has warmed and red has become my go-to color for accenting and bold statements, threads-wise.  When wearing a color as bold as red, it would be wise to take care in not overdoing it. I generally adhere to the rule of having one brightly colored item in an outfit or two if one of them is smaller (like a watchstrap or pocket square). But hey, if you're a boss, try more. The problem is that having two many items of matching color make you look a bit clown-like. Try varying the colors or use different shades of the same color.

Anyway, I've put together five spring/summer looks, each incorporating something red to give you a feel of how I get down with red.

*Edit* In response to numerous requests, I've added where all the stuff I'm wearing came from. Yes, I do have an unhealthy amount of M+O. Their mediums fit me perfectly and they're constantly having crazy sales because they're closing up shop soon.

Some good slammin' around town weekend gear.
Shirt: Gap
Shorts: Gap
Watch: Darch
Shoes: Nunn Bush

Dressing it down a bit more. 
Shirt: Martin+Osa
Shorts: Gap
Shoes: Converse Jack Purcell

Something I'd wear going out on a cold spring evening.
Shirt: Martin+Osa
Sweatshirt: Martin+Osa
Jeans: Epaulet Hoyt
Shoes: Sperry Top-Sider

Pretty sure I've worn this to work. *Bonus: red brick soles
Shirt: Martin+Osa
Jacket: J. Crew
Jeans: Epaulet Hoyt
Shoes: Tricker's

Barbecue or picnic threads
Shirt: Land's End
Pants: Kenneth Cole
Shoes: Sperry Top-Sider

13 comments:

  1. Great post. I thought about picking up those red sperry's on sale from M&O but was turned away by their Canadian shipping policies.

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  2. All great looks. I do think you could've toned down on some of the wrinkles a bit. No offense.

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  3. Word. I was racing to get all the photos taken before there was not enough daylight. Sacrifices.

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  4. love the red accents... cool styles


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  5. I have the J. Crew jacket. I've been wary of removing the stitching in the top pocket as it looks as though the front darts run into the pocket. You removed yours safely?

    Thanks

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  6. Jamoo:

    Yes, the breast pocket is real. Just carefully remove the tack stitching with a seam ripper or some other sharp blade and you're good.

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  8. Love your choices, Tommy. And I love your blog. Just discovered it today. Makes me yearn to move back east. The men in Los Angeles dress terribly.

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  9. Thanks, Jay. Chicago ain't winning any 'best-dressed' awards but there are a few of us here who are trying.

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  10. All around look good. You seem comfortable in front of hte camera, which is says a lot given other bloggers attempts.

    In all of these images your shirts untucked. Coincidence or rule?

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  11. Thanks, man. I'm an underwear model in my spare time.

    I don't always leave my shirt untucked. It depends on the shirt and the situation.

    My own personal rules: I don't tuck short polos/shirts and always tuck when I wear a jacket. That's about it.

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