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Welcome to The Epic! I am launching this blog as a manifesto for and a guide to living well. The title and motto of the blog are taken from the Epicureans, at least some of whom believed in the notion that not one minute of the future was guaranteed to them and that as a result they had the duty to live life to its fullest every moment.

I believe in discovering fun and pleasurable things wherever I find myself each day and I am told I have a knack for unearthing them. My hope is that by sharing in my pleasures and some of my ways of finding them you will begin to collect all the riches that lie in the moments of your life. They are there. Take them! All our lives should be.....Epic.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Nantucket Reds!!!


Oh yes, my friends...the Memorial Day holiday is behind us and Summer is HERE. The longer days give us the perfect opportunity for at least the appearance of relaxation. This is the time to break out the NANTUCKET REDS. I read about these great trousers in a blog a couple of years ago and finally scored a perfect pair on Ebay last spring. Just in time to give everyone at work the impression that I was headed off to my [hypothetical but assumed by them] beach house every Friday afternoon!! Try changing into THESE babies at lunch on a summer Friday! The real item can only be procured [new, anyhow] from Murray's Toggery in Nantucket.

The only thing to put with my Nantucket Reds is a great embroidered belt. I love nautical flag belts, and this one from Murray's is said to translate to "Dark and Stormy". I had to have it. For Trad summer drinking, it is the only thing. Even if it doesn't really say that.


Another great place for a great belt to go with my NR's is Tucker Blair, which sells the [soon to be] famous "champagne and bow ties" belt [for early evening ocean side deck cocktail party wear]:
...as well as my favorite...the "bottles and drunk crabs"...




I don't usually dress as colorfully as this. But what the heck? It IS summer, after all. We need some colorful sense of humor these days. And as for the somewhat pinkish hue of the Nantucket "Reds", it is guaranteed to fade to a fantastic pale, pale shade after repeated washings, guaranteed to horrify even a Future Rock Star 12 year old son, and guaranteed to put you in a vacation mood even if you are not going to a beach house for the weekend. Combined with a festive belt, Epic sartorial options, indeed.

It is Friday....now where did I put that key to my beach house?

9 comments:

CashmereLibrarian said...

So, we don't have the beach house (or, sadly, a beach anywhere near here), but we're poised for summer nonetheless, since we just stocked up on Gosling's Black Rum. I bet the husband gets his Nantucket reds and whale belt out this weekend too.
Yay, summer!

M.Lane said...

You guys have all the essentials!! Now if we could get some of the proper ginger beer for Dark & Stormys...

ML

Petunia said...

You know I LOVE all of it! The whimsical belts get me every time! Wear them and have fun!
How about a Lilly Pulitzer tie for work?? ;-)

ADG said...

Nan. Reds are great. Just wait till they start to fade even more!

M.Lane said...

Petunia, I really liked your posts on your husband's LP ties and I am looking for one! When I get it I'll send you a photo.

ADG, I am looking forward to it!

Thanks to you both for your visits and comments!

ML

Sartre said...

Something I never hear mentioned about Nantucket Reds is how darn comfortable they are. Mine are nice and loose, the sailcloth has gotten soft, etc....

brandon said...

Loved this post. I need a new pair of reds and belts too while we're at it. could probably use that beach house too...

Easy and Elegant Life said...

And for some reason, they even look good with flip-flops. Expose them to a little salt water to really get the perfect fade going.

If you can find a nautical flags belt that signals "splice the main brace" you've the timeless match.

M.Lane said...

I finally got around to translating the nautical flag belt. It REALLY DOES say "Darknstormy"!!!

I'm getting one.

ML