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post #76 of 86
Fun story to go along with this, and people questioning one's masculinity.

Saturday I went to the firing range by my house to practice holster draws. I'm in the process of getting a CCW and the only thing I still need to work on is drawing the weapon without hanging it on my jacket- need to perfect drawing, see how i need to have jackets modded, and if i need the gun modded as well.

I went there dressed in a pair of olive grey pants, a pink OCBD, a cream nubby silk jacket, and brown saddle shoes.

As I approached the line one of the guys there started his little jeer, the, "check this faggot out, out here to try out your pea shooter? Afraid your boyfriend is gonna try to beat you up? Think you can handle your .22?" He had his chuckle and jeer, but I just totally ignored him and went about my business.

Well, I decided to set him in is place without saying a word. I have a compact .45 auto that I'm going to concealed carry. I had another revolver with me I wasn't planning on shooting, but decided if he's going to question my masculinity based on the way I'm dressed that I'll "prove my masculinity to him" in a way that he'd understand.

So I took off my jacket and put my gunbelt on. He kinda shut up as I pulled it out and went to put it on as the holster is about 10" long. He got REALLY quiet as I pulled out the revolver (8 3/4" barrel .45 Blackhawk in blue steel), and didn't have a single word to say when I retrieved the target and had (4) 6 shot groupings under 1.5".

So while what I wear and my prowess with my revolver don't actually prove or disprove my masculinity, it did prove or disprove it to this one fellow.

Basically what I'm saying is everything you do is open to others perceptions. While I don't consider the way I was dressed as feminine, this particular guy did. While I don't consider my ability to shoot as masculine, he did. I just "went about my business" and shut him up. That's what it's all about, ignoring any comments and being confident in yourself regardless of what you're wearing or doing.

So obviously I'm a pink fan, and will also agree with the statement on lavender. Really nice color when you need to pull it off. However, I draw a line but not due to my perception of the color- just what I can and cannot wear. Really bright pinks, purples, and reds just don't work on me.
post #77 of 86
I think pink shirts work great for me.

being that women look for a man with true confidence, they certainly appreciate a man who can wear pink, and maintain his mental frame.

I see it as a subtle way to show a confident frame.
post #78 of 86
I have a pink spread collar shirt from Zara with subtle white lines and I get compliments all the time especially when I where my pink striped Duchamp socks.
post #79 of 86
Thought y'all might be interested to hear that someone's finally published a book that inquires into this: when was it that people in the US began to think that pink was for girls and blue for boys?

Jo B. Paoletti, Pink and Blue: Telling the Boys from the Girls in America argues that in 1890, the color code was almost the reverse of what it is now. 120 years ago, the US didn't think pink was for girls and blue for boys, but almost the reverse.
Edited by Testudo_Aubreii - 2/29/12 at 5:23pm
post #80 of 86

If so concerned, just wear salmon colored clothing and accessories.

 

One evening, I complimented a friend wearing a very nice pink shirt with; "nice shirt", but he must have been getting it all day long and interpreted my comment as; "niiiiiiiice SHIRT".

 

He sharply retorted my comment with "it's SALMON".rotflmao.gif

 

As luck would have it, I was able to stifle my guffaw and we have remained friends.

post #81 of 86
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Originally Posted by recondite View Post

If so concerned, just wear salmon colored clothing and accessories.

 

One evening, I complimented a friend wearing a very nice pink shirt with; "nice shirt", but he must have been getting it all day long and interpreted my comment as; "niiiiiiiice SHIRT".

 

He sharply retorted my comment with "it's SALMON".rotflmao.gif

 

As luck would have it, I was able to stifle my guffaw and we have remained friends.

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As it happens, I wore a pink linen shirt today. It's a bit cold for it to really be proper for me to wear linen yet, but whatever peepwall[1].gif
post #82 of 86

Pink is one of my favorite colors for shirts, I have several (linen, french cuff and in various shades) and always get compliments when I wear any of them.  

post #83 of 86
So, got a question regarding pink shirts with navy or grey suits.
Which color of tie and pocket square works best?
post #84 of 86
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So, got a question regarding pink shirts with navy or grey suits.
Which color of tie and pocket square works best?

Mid to dark blue. Lila maybe...
post #85 of 86

Yep, navy bluet ties are killer when displayed on a pink shirt. Darker shades and hues of red [maroon], brown [chocolate], grey [charcoal] and green [forest] also work great; green is great if your eyes are green. I've also had success with burnt orange and purple. Yes....purple. I have a darkish tone on tone purple tie, that is a mass of swirling dots that really works incredibly well on pink shirts and chicks really dig it. I nearly have to clean it every time I wear it, because they all want to touch it. Blue tone on tone ties give a similar effect when the lighter tone reflects the pink in the shirt, if you are adverse to wearing purple.

 

I am not much of a yellow tie guy, but I am sure that the right yellow tie would be great day wear with the appropriately somber charcoal or navy suit for wear to say a day wedding or garden party.

 

Another classic daytime combo with a softer look that chicks really love is mauve ties on pink shirts. Don't ask me why, 'cause I don't know, just wear it and see.
 

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Mid to dark blue. Lila maybe...


 

post #86 of 86
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Originally Posted by Spurious View Post

So, got a question regarding pink shirts with navy or grey suits.
Which color of tie and pocket square works best?

A light to mid gray suit, pink shirt, and solid black tie is an ensemble esteemed by vast numbers of stylish men. White linen square.

Pink looks pretty good with a navy suit, although Will Boehlke says somewhere on A Suitable Wardrobe that a lilac shirt looks a bit better. I've tried it, and I agree. With either, try ties in brown, navy, charcoal, or silver.
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