I thought red was the "rage color?" I posted a photo on my tumblr yesterday asking for advice on selecting one of two windowpane fabrics for a jacket. You'd a thought I'd posed a question about bringing back the damn Poll Tax. And in no way did I insinuate that the orange option was my affinity. Problem is...you people know me and my fuzzy impertinence all too well.
I gots thick skin and y'all generally can't hurt me. But a couple of you over there in tumblr town were borderline...whatever. I'll include all of the comments here but I've gotta make my cousin Bob's the Marquee weigh-in. Here it is and it's priceless...
“Orange to bed, but Tan to wed...OK, more like pale loden. YOU know, the one that is NOT orange. I dig the orange, but it will be THAT coat, as in "Are you going to wear THAT coat again?" or worse, "I see. YOU always look so, um je ne sais quoi in that coat." Remember when Esprit and Alex Julian discovered Orange ( and turquoise/aqua/teal) about 1981? The whole world looked like a bunch of deer hunters from U Tenn and Clemson had excaped and decided to dress like a Howard Johnson's. And then, shortly thereafter, things went back to normal for a while. That orange windowpane will holler 2012 like a three stone diamond engagement ring screams 1985. Don't do it.”
call me Olive • Oh Max, like you need buncha nonames to show you the way. Consult Mr. 8 1/2, he taya whetherda thow the brick at the textile, or thow the brick as you's getting dressed in front the meer.
NCJack • Bubba, people will assume "Klimpson", and we don't want that, now do we?
memphis88 said: Urnge
decadedance said: Brown for sure. Or the Van Cleef and Arpels looking navy print
drinkinanddronin said: One of my favorite books. Take the green/blue, it’s got a few orange speckles in there anyway.
heavytweedjacket said: Olive with the blue windowpane. It already has flecks of tomato in it.
preppybythegraceofgod reblogged this from you and added: Much as a picture frame enhances a picture the choice of color best suited to enhance your ADG complex is to the left. I will take the one on the right.
theivyleaguelook said: Yeah. What LongThing said.
longwing said: I’d go with the olive which means you should go with the tomato.
Wind O' Pain • The blue with red is quate tasty, assuming you can either play the July 4/Captain America thing way up or way down. But you sure look like you were deciding between the Safety one and the Earthy one. OSHA likes the one on the right. Everybody else likes that mossy bank one, I am betting.
dvalenta • Color blind. Can't help. But I'd go with the darker one!
Cecelia • Love the orange, cept the heather blue and red looks very fresh. Really yum with a mair tartan tie or scarf.
Non • Orange. Pair it with your ridiculous J. Peterman mac. That'll get you noticed.
angell.j • I hope i am not too late but the brown one is nice and deep in color. For what it is worth.
Onward. Still in my pajamas.