Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Nantucket Reds - Regional Summer Fashion

Is it pink or salmon?  No, it is faded Red.  

Wikipedia says, Nantucket Reds are originally inspired by cotton trousers worn in Brittany.[2] A characteristic of Reds is that they fade to a "dusty rose" as they age.[2] 

Reds are worn predominantly by summer residents of Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and Cape Cod in place of khakis or chinos.[3]    

Men's slacks are just one Nantucket Red fashion statement 
Murray's Toggery Shop located on Main Street in Nantucket, Massachusetts.  They developed the pre-faded red to skip the time it takes a pair of old favorites to look as though they've been through fishing trips and cocktail parties for many summers, and now are finally this faded dusty rose.

A color that real men wear confidently in coastal areas of Massachusetts.  

So do the ladies...

My Mother (4th generation Oregonian) would LIVE in this ribbed turtleneck nearly* year round, if only she had visited Nantucket and had it in her collection.  
(*Turtleneck season runs mid September thru mid July in western Oregon.)  

A wise clothing purchase while on vacation can give you creditability of being from that place.  Ordinarily, a logo t-shirt is the example, but If you have a pair of Nantucket Reds you could claim that you were a native Nantucketer! 

Wear your Reds when you are 

Beach Combing. 
photo credit The Daily Prep

See them worn by
University Couples,

                                                                          photo credit via Uscoop 

University Boys

                                                                           photo credit via Uscoop 

and Post Grads.  

photo via sunshine and a little pink

Wedding Party's 
Who Wore It Best?

These jackets were described as both Searsucker and Linen
 depending on the site using the photo.... a very popular image!

Reds before washing and fading.  

                                                   photo via Well Prepped

My fictional wedding guest made it his own - well done chap!

                self portrait photo credit Life Through Preppy Glasses

Summer Romance in Nantucket Red Bermudas.   

                                                                       photo via Northern California Style 

The Classic Preppy baggy pant style...  

                                                                                photo credit via Uscoop

Reds transition well into Fall paired with plaids & wool tweed.

                                                                                            photo via College Trad

If you drop the "s" 
we are no longer talking about Nantucket clothing, 
but we do have a unique color.

Nantucket Red is found in.....


Aura's Ticking Stripe in Tomato    via

West Elm's Lotus Pink   via

and Gardens.

                                                                                                                                                  photo credit Some Cozy Night

                                                                                          Some Cozy Night

My personal collection...

Dog Bed, Dish Towel and vintage a past season Boden Rainy Day Mac

My latest dumpster pick.
 I'm thinking it could be something other than a worn out air hose.

Our #1Son in his J. Crew shorts (his favorite retail store) and garage sale vintage hawaiian shirt. 

He calls these "pink".  His lifeguard trunks are "reds".

If you know someone at J. Crew in the modeling division please submit this photo.

Cheers!  Linda   :-)

The Murray Family of Murray's Toggery Shop on how the tradition of Nantucket Reds began...

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Travel Photos At 83 mph*

You must be the passenger to be the photographer during a car trip.  As we all know (but see others dangerously attempting) the driver can not safely navigate the road while texting, "he" can not be safe while attempting to take photos either.

*From my view in the front passenger seat the speedometer is slightly distorted so 83 mph is only an estimate.  Hubby may defend that it is highly exaggerated and inaccurate estimate.

This is my selection of best photo images taken during two legs, UP and BACK, of our recent car trip to The Oregon Coast.  
17 hours UP.  16 hours 5 minutes BACK.  One week apart.

We are always traveling in the FAST lane.  Most often that is the left lane (way out here on I-5 there are only two lanes) and planing the shot takes timing between cars and trucks and elements not so pretty.  The bit of garbage in the ditch (above) is not ideal, but that oak placement is pleasing perfect.

We love these hills in winter* or summer and each time act like it's the first time we've ever seen them, "Take a picture!" 
(note the glare in the upper left corner, it's the reflection of something inside the car - NOT desirable) 

*Road conditions usually affect the speedometer reading, thus wintery snow photos have a bit longer opportunity to "set up".

Zooming in is the most useful tool for eliminating other vehicles who share the road Freeway with us.  Or as we have come to call them, those "locals in the slow lane" who have no clue they are slowing the progress of interstate trade and commerce.  Did you know that semi-trucks are not supposed to use the left passing lane?

This image surprised me - At first I was disappointed that the roof of the barn was not captured, (I continue to be unprepared for some of these opportunities even when Hubby is completely aware of milage between landmarks like this one.)  and then pleased that the truck is so clearly centered.

  There is little warning to set up any shot as this barn is surrounded by large trees and may be round a hill then suddenly THERE.  And just as suddenly GONE.

This sky was the reward as we approached the Oregon Coast.  The dried bug guts on the windshield grossly illustrating how long this trip was, as did my flat backside.  Despite the slower speed on this small highway we reached Mom's house before the sun fully set - JOY!   

The only photo I took on our way home...  

... and it is my best in show/pick of the litter.  (even with the glare/reflection!)

Cheers!  Linda   :-)

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Summer Look In The Entry

Entry table decor Winter / Spring.....

felted mushrooms                                                                    photo by DesignInMyView

and Summer......

twine topiary (stacked on a driftwood stick)                       photo by DesignInMyView

My cool
    bike looks way better here.....

PUBLIC bike                                                                           photo by DesignInMyView

than here ............ 

honest shot of the garage - in process of making room for a car (really!)                                photo by DesignInMyView

Cheers!  Linda   :-)


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