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Wearing pink?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ramius, Mar 22, 2002.

  1. Ramius

    Ramius Member

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    Recently I have been thinking about purchasing a pink shirt either in a solid or some sort check pattern (matched with stone colored chinos and sandals). Â Can guys get away with this? Â The college that I attend is rather small and private, so a shirt like this may be a little bold for some, but what the hell. thanks, ramius
     
  2. GatorStyle

    GatorStyle Senior member

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    I think you answered your own question- what the hell, right?  

    Pink, if worn confidently, with the right combo, and in the right shade (neon, highlighter-bright pinks probably aren't the way to go) can look great on a guy.  Check out a busy London street on a workday- British guys all over the place wearing pink shirts under their Savile Row-tailored suits, and it looks as stylish as can be.

    I have a few pink shirts (actually by Thomas Pink, the shirtmaker), as well as some in mild shades of lavender/purple and they're great.  Solid or checked can both work.  Especially great reactions from women (most guys' main target audience anyway), who admire a guy bold and stylish enough to pull that off.

    I think you have the right idea- you should wear pink with more neutral or unobtrusive colors.  Navy, I think, works especially well, but others (like the outfit you describe) can work well.  Too much color and it'll look like you stepped out of the Sunday comics page.  Generally not a good look.  But your outfit sounds cool, so give it a shot.
     
  3. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Senior member

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    Pink always works. Never heard a negative comment--usually just the opposite. Shows real confidence. Go to your friendly Brooks Brothers store where pink was invented. They can show you the "right" kind of tie that is discreet.
     
  4. Europe's Finest

    Europe's Finest Well-Known Member

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    I know that pink was really trendy in Europe last year, but this year it's most definitely OUT.

    If you still wanna buy a pink shirt, I would recommend a lighter pink...
     
  5. FRATERNITYSTUD

    FRATERNITYSTUD Well-Known Member

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    Pink is hot here in Sweden. I bought a pink linen shirt and plan on wearing it with a pair of white Polo chinos in the summer. Pink shows confidence, and it shows individuality, so I would definitely buy the shirt, whatever kind of pattern it is.
     
  6. Ramius

    Ramius Member

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    Gentlemen, thank you for the replies.  I'm most definitely going to be purchasing a pink shirt; who knows, maybe even lavender too.  As some of you have already alluded to, which I totally agree with, is the psychological factor of colors like pink.  If you can pull it off and look stylish doing it....O man, that just exudes confidence (at least where I live anyway).  Looking forward to seeing the reaction of the ladies.
     
  7. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    I love pink shirts. I often get them for great prices because other men are too scared to buy them. They make a tan look great too.
     
  8. NavyStyles

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    I'm sure you've gotten the point, by now... but, pink is hot. --Just not hot pink [​IMG]. And until, you feel completely confident of calling it "pink," use the term "shrimp." Much manlier, right? haha... oh and buy a lavender as well. I own a shirt in each color.
     
  9. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Senior member

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    Egads. I just visited the local Brooks Bros store, and guess what? No (solid) pink shirts. (They did have stripes and window panes.) They do, however, have a wide variety of ties that would go well with a pink shirt. Another name for pink could be "peach". I prefer the lightest hue of pink.
     
  10. Steve B.

    Steve B. Senior member

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    Ramius:

    Where were you looking to shop for your shirt, and what's your price range? Being a shop- and shirtaholic, I might be able to help.
     

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