I've been in touch with Murray's Toggery Shop on Nantucket Island about acquiring some real-deal Nantucket Red fabric. What's your impressions of this prototype? This was made from a thrifted pair of Polo Ralph Lauren reds.
Check out the website for Murray's Toggery Shop at (you guessed it) nantucketreds.com . And be sure bone up on the History of Nantucket Reds while you're at it. If I understand it all correctly, reds are made out of sail cloth. The only thing stranger than having trousers made of sail cloth, of course, is having a bow tie made of sail cloth.