I had the pleasure of chatting with Sid Mashburn at the Warwick Haberdashery Show. He stopped by to see the Robert Redd line and hung out for awhile.
I had a blast “getting my Redd on” with friends at the Warwick Hotel today. The Haberdashery Show starts Saturday in NYC, so all of us “Redd extended family members” put in a fun day of folding shirts, dressing rigs and pinning boards to get ready for the event. It’s personally rewarding to be a part of something special like Robert Redd. I regret forgetting my camera, but Carol saved the day and snapped a few pics while we were setting up. The photo above was taken in the afternoon before we were completely done, but you’ll get the idea.
Known for their signature knit shirts in a breadth of color- Robert Redd has now expanded their product range to include sportshirts, sweaters and accessories that are sure to please diehard followers along with adding some new. Robert Redd is based in Charlottesville, VA and run by a couple of great guys- owner Robert Matheson and Eric Jones. It’s a brand that believes in telling their story through beautiful product more than selling you their mark- there are no logos on Robert Redd shirts. I know I’ve said this before, but they do a great knit shirt with a self-collar and open sleeve- The Charles.
Robert Redd is definitely a brand whose time has come– so you have my permission to get a Redd on for the ladies.
My taste in a knit shirt leans toward the classic cut-and-sewn collar polo, and no logo if you please. The right fit, fabric and details definitely have to be there too, and the Robert Redd “Charles” shirt delivers. Robert Redd is also known and appreciated for their incredible color range, available in solids and classic feeder stripes. This is not your Father’s golf shirt, and it’s not your kid brother’s trendy polo either. It’s the real deal. People that wear Robert Redd knits tend to be die-hard followers. Nobody owns just one Redd, so stock up and wear them well. Most importantly remember to wash the stew out of your Redd. They get softer and better with age, like me.
Here are the “Charles” shirt details-
- 100% Peruvian Pima Cotton lightweight Jersey
- Self Fabric Collar and Open Sleeve
- Signature 5-point Chest Pocket
- Classic Three Button Placket
- Available in Classic Fit or Slim Fit