Are pale pink shirts for men ok?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gregory, Mar 14, 2004.

  1. NavyStyles

    NavyStyles Senior member

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    I agree with you on the hot pink; though, when I was a kid, I definitely told my mom it was my favorite color. Blame the 80s, I guess. I have to say, however, that I really like salmon pink. I've got a salmon colored Oxford that I think looks very nice.

    And everyone wearing pink polo shirts, just PLEASE don't flip the collar up.
     


  2. Bradford

    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    Bradford's wife here again -

    Pale pink is totally fine as well as pale yellow, pale green and lavender. As long as they are paired with the right suit and tie, most women will notice and compliment your appearance. Don't be bore by just sticking with blue and white shirts.

    Lauren aka Bradford's wife
     


  3. NavyStyles

    NavyStyles Senior member

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    Good point, Mrs. L. I just got back from a convention over the weekend, and I was seated in the back for one session. EVERY guy there had on a shirt that was some shade of blue, except for yours truly. Hopefully, I stuck out in a good way with my red/orange/white candy-striped shirt. [​IMG]
     


  4. gregory

    gregory Senior member

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    I was giving this topic a little bit more thought ... Life will be good if we didn't have to care how others felt, but what if a pale pink shirt costs me a promotion because my manager doesn't like it? I guess one has to balance priorities, but there is, of course, no excuse for not wearing what one likes on weekends [​IMG]
     


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    Pink, Pink, Pink my ass {Pardon the pun.} Here in England walking down the street in a pink shirt you will be written as gay straight away. {Pardon the pun again.} I disagree with all the posts so far about wearing pink. I would not be seen dead in it no wonder the USA males are all turning queer. I am beginning to wonder if this site is for closet gays? [​IMG]
     


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    Are pale pink shirts O.K. for men?
    YES.

    MtB
     


  7. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think your fear of pink says much more than our willingness to wear it  [​IMG]
     


  8. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Who is man enough to wear Lavender/purple?

    I love lavender shirts with Charcoal gray.
     


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    Alias Senior member

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    And here I thought England was less conservative than the United States, land of the Can't-See-Boobs-During-The-Superbowl-Ohmygod.
     


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    Great topic. What type of complexion/coloring works best with a pink shirt? To my eye, pale pink looks fine on anyone other than someone with a reddish or orange complexion. (Somehow, that combination of orange and pink is too reminiscent of a Dunkin Donuts sign for my taste.) It looks particularly flattering on men with darker skin, but it also works on us "pinko-grey" Caucasians.
     


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    "I think your fear of pink says much more than our willingness to wear it" How very true. These days, I'm not too sure what it means to look "gay" anyway; presumably you mean effeminate, but really, who cares? There are things far worse (perhaps looking like a transvestite). I recognize that the comments about the States are tongue in cheek (pardon the pun?) but having previously lived many years in Europe, I recall herds of London club-goers being decked out in form fitting shirts with eye blistering colors that would give a peacock a migraine. The strange thing, I thought they looked pretty cool. But then again, I was the guy with the pink shirt. Wait.... Hold on, do you think that smily by the bar is gay: [​IMG] (what do think he's doing?). Oh hell, don't look now, but I think his friend is checking you out: [​IMG] . Was that a... . [​IMG] . There it is again, yeah, yeah, definite interest. Oh shit, he's coming to talk to you [​IMG] , and that must be his boyfriend, cause he looks pissed [​IMG] . Look, I don't want any trouble, let's just move to the door and, whoops... did I bump into you [​IMG] , wait a second are you.. [​IMG] . Oh, I knew it... it was your idea to come here in the first place. You and that....that.... that...pink shirt of yours.
     


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    GQ Lawyer Senior member

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    I actually have on a pink shirt, blue cufflinks, and a navy/pink tie right now. I have received more compliments from female co-workers today with comments such as "my husband would never wear that shirt, but I wish he would. Men look so sexy in pink."
     


  13. NavyStyles

    NavyStyles Senior member

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    I always thought our British brothers were more open to certain styles, such as pink shirts. I know I remember an episode of Will and Grace where someone compliments Will on his good fashion sense... Lady: "You dress very well. Are you British?" Will: "No, I'm gay" Lady: "Same thing."
     


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    I wear a nice slim-fit lavender dress shirt untucked with dark jeans, or (my favorite) light heather gray flat front pants or charcoal gray flat-front pants. I think it looks especially clean and sharp, especially for spring.

    I'm sure some people see me and think immediately I'm gay, but that's their mistake - at least I don't need to wear baggy jeans and an Abercrombie shirt to confirm my sexuality.

    Besides, I would think a lot of women see a guy in lavender/sky blue/light pink and are amazed at his confidence.
     


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    [​IMG] This is one of my favorite shirts - a light blue Etro with light-pink fabric lining the collar and cuffs. It adds a touch of 'unique-ness'. Unfortunately, when I've worn it, on occation people have turned around and shouted "fag.". I'm straight, but pink lining on your cuffs must make you automatically gay.
     


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