Actually the red goes back to the 1950's, maybe even late '40s after WWII ended. Solid red wool and red/black plaid wool was 'traditional' here in NY and Pa. for certain. Red plaid, green plaid, doesn't matter much to a deers eyes, if he catches your movement or scent he'll likely be gone. I wear my red/black check jacket from time to time when it's not to cold, mainly for old time sake.more of a new england look ! that red is circa 1980!!!! no one wears that shit red anymore.