I like to call this whole vibe “sanatorium chic circa 1930”. If you are a more sane human being, this is probably not what you would envision when trying figure out whether or not wearing red is for you.. I know choosing red has a particular connotation in the UK, particularly when worn by men. Really, the public downright disapproves of this whole look. Well, I had red dungarees when I was 7 and I wore them with pride. Read on to see how you too can rock a red pants outfit!
If you’re wondering how to wear red, then I’d say pairing it with something white would be a safe bet, particularly in summertime. I really love how bright and structured these pair of Mango trousers are (got them for a pittance in the sales, as well) so I wanted to go for a more smart casual look.
I have mentioned before that I have a tendency to get bored of my own wardrobe and go snooping around. I keep coming back to menswear because I just love the relaxed fit and the great tailoring. I can’t help but toy around with pieces, trying to get as much wear out of them. Hence my back-to-front look here. I absolutely adore the high neck look but there is currently a shortage of that neckline around the High Street so one must improvise. And this is what I came up with.
And then I had a quick Google and found that the lovely Man Repeller had beaten me to the punch! Nothing new under the sun, eh?
Here are some handy suggestions of what to wear with red pants (plenty of confidence goes without saying):
- a white button-up shirt (in any iteration);
- a lovely white jumper;
- a plain, white T-shirt that you can accessorize the hell out of – statement necklace, maybe?
- a band shirt or something with a similarly bold print for a rock’n roll look.
Photos by MTM