1. A Particular shade of red, bright with a slightly faded look.
2. Basically, it's the WASPiest color ever.
Did you get the new J. Crew catalogue? They have these really cute Nantucket Red khakis...
Faded red color, a cross between red and pink, associated with sailing shirts worn on the island of Nantucket, MA. What happens when you leave a red clothing item lying out in the sun too long. Not just for WASPy millionaires anymore...any Cape Cod-associated subculture can wear it, albeit in slightly "different" ways.
I descended on Cape Cod in a gauzy Nantucket Red and black leopard print top, ready to raise some hell and to flirt with the hot goths.
I left a red T-shirt in the sun too long, and now it's a lovely faded Nantucket Red.
An essential part of the douchebag
uniform.* Pair with it what you will - popped collar polo shirts or Dave Matthews Band t-shirts; Smathers & Branson belt or no belt at all; loafers, deck shoes, or flip flops; any baseball cap worn by a person over 17 -- it is the one constant, unifying thread, an unflagging sign of asshat
tery. Can also be referred to in an homage to a bard whose name is long forgotten as "dick-suck-it reds."
* Note: Like the Jeep
Cherokee, it is acceptable for women and adolescents to own nantucket reds
; it is only a sign of douchebaggery
in adult males. However, even women and children should only wear them after careful consideration.
Hitler: Let's have the Waffen SS wear Nantucket red pants for their uniform! That would look snappy!
Mr Hugo Boss: Mein Fuhrer, while that clearly conveys an asshole vibe, it is hardly intimidating. I recommend sticking with grey, black or olive.
Hitler: Ja, you're right. Can I still use it for the draperies in my bunker?