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What's a good accessory for a splash of red color?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by longskate88, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. longskate88

    longskate88 Well-Known Member

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    Currently obsessed with the color red, any ideas for a good way to incorporate more of it without having to buy multiple red shirts, etc? I picked up a red gingham shirt and really like it so I'm thinking a versatile red accessory is the way to go next.

    I'm picturing maybe a red dialed watch, a belt with red accents...what else is there? I'm a CPA and our office is business casual, shirt and no tie is the norm. Thanks!
     
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    I second the red socks
     
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    Palliative treatment?
     
  5. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Well-Known Member

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    How about cufflinks? Tasteful black sunglasses with a hint of red/red stripe, etc. On more casual days, one of those web or cloth belts (like navy with a red stripe down the middle). Monday mornings, red eyes might suffice...
     
  6. Learn-O-Rama

    Learn-O-Rama Well-Known Member

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    Lipstick?

    Pocket square?

    Lipstick on Pocket Square?
     
  7. RSS

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    Ideas: socks, pocket square, tie, cuff links, belt, watch band, and even shoe laces:

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    Shawl Lapel Well-Known Member

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    I picked up some red silk knots at Macy's, they come in a pack with some other colored knots as well. I like the idea of red shoe laces too, didn't consider those.
     
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    These sometimes are available in a burgundy/dark red. This guy here in the forum sells red bracelets, too...
     
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    Canvas belts with red in them. Nice red pen in shirt pocket (since you're an accountant).
     
  11. edmorel

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    Red is an awful color for mens clothing. there are a few shades/patterns in ties/shirts that work, but 9 out of 10 guys will get it wrong.
     
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    socks
    shoe laces
    watch band
    belt
    glasses
    pocket square
     
  13. davesmith

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    i am part of the pocket square / shoe laces club
     
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    Red is an awful color for mens clothing. there are a few shades/patterns in ties/shirts that work, but 9 out of 10 guys will get it wrong.
    I'm always the 1 in 10 that gets it perfectly. [​IMG]
     
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    Burgundy socks generally work very well for me. Bright red socks don't really do it for me most of the time, though. If you're hoping for a more vivid red maybe cufflinks or an accent color in a pocket square.
     
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    +1 lipstick
    maybe a red clutch, too
     
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    ThinkDerm Well-Known Member

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    belt. wallet. cufflinks. socks. pocketsquare. watchstrap.
     
  19. GusW

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    Don't do it with a lot of other colors and patterns. If you do you will look like a clown. To pull it off you want it to be a discrete accent.

    I know a gentleman who gets conservative suits made and often has one button hole sewn (usually on the cuff but sometimes the lapel) in a contrasting color If it were a blue blazer or navy suit how about a red button hole?

    Very few guys look good in solid red pocket squares IMO. Too often they look like they are going to a prom. Instead try a white square with a red border or red and white polka dots. They are hard to come by but they are out there.

    I say keep the red socks for Christmas morning.

    Red shoe laces could look nice if the rest of your outfit was fairly plane, say blues, greys and whites.
     
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    Sorry, bored out of my mind at the office. In all seriousness, would opt for red socks (wearing some right now actually).

    The idea of red shoe laces are cool, but agree with psguy, rest of outfit would have to be pretty muted in order for them to "pop".
     

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