“To Pink or Not to Pink. That is the Question!” This is indeed the question that has surprisingly been asked by men throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. A resounding yes should be the answer. But how to wear it, I hear you ask? Well, that part is up to you.
What Are Your Options When It Comes to Pink?
Whether it is a salmon tie, a fuchsia pair of socks or cerise Farah shirts, there are a ton of options possible when it comes to pink fashion in every shade and style. Pink Farah shirts can brighten the complexion, enhance a tan and complement dark stubble perfectly. If you’re not quite brave enough, you will be soon. Until then, a nice pair of pink socks can add a quirky, cool and sophisticated accent to any outfit, from a pair of jeans to the most dapper of suits. There’s no need for pink to be underrepresented in your wardrobe, no matter how brave you are feeling. Dan May – Contributing Style Director of Mr Porter – sums up the feeling towards pink pretty perfectly, “The main worry for guys is that they could look effeminate in pink. But no colour is off limits. It’s just the way you style it and the confidence with which you pull it off”.
Pink in History and Pop Culture
Pink has long been the go-to colour for the sartorially elegant bloke. In fact, it was the colour associated with boys for a long period of time: “Until the 20th century, toddlers of either sex were normally dressed in white, but when colours were used, boys were dressed in pink”. Whilst pink is now considered more of a feminine colour in modern society, it still stands out as a frequent shade seen in the wardrobes of the rich and powerful. Think of Prince Charles or every young and old Etonian in their tweed jackets and pink trousers. This style has been adopted by the type of man that can be defined as the cool and ‘elite’ geezer- the likes of Vinnie Jones, Guy Ritchie or the entire cast of The Gentlemen. The flat caps and the pink jeans are a dime a dozen in their society. So come on guys, you can do it! Break out that rose toned polo shirt and strut your stuff with style.