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    Wear More Red: Three Ways to Incorporate the Valentine’s Hue

    Two years ago, I pulled on my favorite sweater on a cold October day, a burnt orange number from Gap that I wore to death that fall. About a block from the subway, I realized, oh sh*t, it’s Halloween.

    Thankfully, sporting the color red near Valentine’s Day doesn’t hold nearly the same “kindergarten teacher getting into the spirit of things” connotation as my All Hallow’s Eve faux pas. This is one shade that’s truly year-round, and looks good on so many guys, I wish you’d all wear it more often.

    And while you can always turn the dial down on your red, I say go bold. Especially in these last dregs of winter, it can feel good to be the brightest thing about your own day. Below, three ways to get your rojo on this week:

    At the Office
    The Color Red

    Get the Look

    Blazer: River Island Grey Wool and Linen Blazer, $145

    Shirt: J.Crew Vintage Oxford Shirt, $70

    Pants: Brooks Brothers Thompson Twill Chinos, $74

    Belt: Hugo Boss ‘Fleming’ Reversible Belt, $95

    Tie: Engineered Garments, $87

    Pocket Square: The Tie Bar Elmwood Plaid Pocket Square, $8

    Shoes: Mercanti Fiorentini Cap Toe Oxford, $140

    On the Weekend

     

    Go for the Red

    Get the Look

    Sweater: Lambswool Shawl Collar Sweater, $75

    Button up Shirt: Uniqlo Broadcloth Printed Long Sleeve Shirt, $30

    Pants: Brooks Brothers Pleat Front Slim Pant, $89

    Belt: Armani Exchange Leather Belt, $58

    Shoes: Calvin Klein Faxon Wing Tip Oxfords, $62

    On Campus
    red

    Get the Look

    Long Sleeve Shirt: Topman Monochrome Space Dye Long Sleeve Shirt, $52

    Jeans: Old Navy Premium Slim Fit Jeans, $40

    Backpack: ASOS Smart Backpack, $46

    Sneakers: Nike SB Koston 2, $65

    Tell me:

    What’s your favorite piece of RED to wear in your closet?

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