Few things in menswear are better than Nantucket Reds and embroidery. When the two are combined the synergy is almost unbeatable. While on The Promised Land this summer my Mom and I (Mom took the lead on this one actually) decided to have a pair of custom embroidered Reds made for Dad for his birthday. The idea was akin to a vanity belt (which if you know what one is, good. If you don’t, fear not for I will be discussing them sometime down the line), but in shorts form. the process was quite simple, 15-20 designs were chosen to be embroidered on the shorts. Each design was to have a personal meaning to Dad and thus the family (states lived in, hobbies, monogram, company logo, golf ball etc), some of the designs were stock designs and others were custom. We had the embroidery done by Brooke Boothe Design and it took about two months to get the shorts embroidered, which in the scheme of things is minimal considering the plan is for Dad to have these for years to come. My only complaint is that the monogramming (the LGJ above the back right pocket) is a bit too big. I would have to say my favorites are the lobster coming out of the pocket, the club logos and the outline of Nantucket; naturally. But what is really most important about the shorts is that they are a gift created, given, accepted and worn with love; but isn’t that what’s most important about all gifts?