Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Real Men Wear Pink

Looking back at my elementary and middle school years, I remember how we all made fun of the boys that wore pink. Unless they were extremely popular, there wouldn't be a day without us teasing the poor little kid. It makes me laugh when I think about it and I find it pretty attractive now when I see a guy wearing a clean, crisp pink shirt.

While reading up others opinion on the color pink, I was surprised to find that many people think it's gay or a big no no for men to wear pink. Some even say that white men look strange in the color pink, but other races look absolutely fine. And here's another funny point of view: Pink is a girl's color, therefore men shouldn't even try it. (Are we still in kindergarten?!)

I find this all silly and men should have the right to wear whatever they want. I think the bigger issue isn't about the color pink, but the particular shade of pink; it really makes a big difference. Do I think a man in hot pink is sexy? Not really. But hey, that might be their style...

Pink is really a great color and if it's the lighter pink it'll almost match anything. Men that wear pink obviously have self confidence in themselves and it kind of shows that they have a sense in fashion as well. I think we can just sum it up like this: Real Men Wear Pink!

54 comments:

A la Femme said...

I find it attractive when a guy is comfortable enough to wear pink and pull it off well. It doesn't bother me at all. Who's to say that certain genders shouldn't wear certain colors. I completely agree with you, real men wear pink!!

Francis Girard said...

The ironic part is that you will find the men who have the courage to wear pink are more often than not the ones who are so comfortable with their hetro sexuality that they couldnt give a damn what others think. Great post. I love a man in a pink shirt - gay or straight. xf

Ashliface said...

It's true. My dad wears pink. And he looks great in it. :P

Sharon Rose said...

Pink is a great colour for anyone!!

Blonde hair, Blue jeans said...

totally agree with you!

J e s s i c a said...

I agree also. I love when men wear a light pink chemise :)

MHBass said...

i love a man in pale pink, and i love love love a man in florals, which is another pre-adolescent male taboo! (and still a taboo for a lot of men i guess...) thanks for the lovely comment on my shoot, btw! yeah i took the pics myself using the self-timer on my phone!

Karima said...

pink on a man is very sexy - if it is the right shade and he has confidence (which is always attractive). i like muted ones best!

i have given you the brillante award - check my blog for details.

♥ Marta ♥ said...

I love when men wear pink dress shirts, it's such a bold statement on their part :)

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

i love when men wear pink, but i'm so over the frat guys from college who would pop the collars of their polo shirts. so glad to now be an adult!

sleepyhead said...

i say if it works, then go for it boys!

Stitches & Threads said...

I do like pink on guys - but only on certain looks. A lot of the 'city boys' wear pink which is crudely garish and not my cup of tea at all, but a guy with character in his style pulls it off beautifully. THe guys at my work have 'pink shirt thursday' - go figure!

KiKi said...

I have no problem if guys wear pink

1234 said...

i have a black guy friend who wears pink, and he looks better in pink than any other guys i know who wear it.

pam said...

im really attracted to guys who wear pink! :) and most of the people i know in them look better in it than i do.... hmmm..

MizzJ said...

I saw John Legend in concert last May and he wore a pink shirt and it was HOT, so I definitely think pink on guys is good. As for white guys, they can wear pink too, it's more about matching the shade to your skin tone. That's like saying Asians can't wear yellow when we so can!

PS Thanks for you comment on my blog! I'd love to exchange links with you :)

Trixy Tran said...

I think pink is a great color on guys (just not the shocking/hot pink). Haha, I wore a pink button-up shirt today.

we wear things said...

i like pink on guys.. my hubby has at least 2 pink shirts. :)

oh and yes definitely let's trade links. i've already added you!

-issa

Thu said...

i don't have a problem with guys wearing pink at all, although i agree that hot pink would be iffy compared to a pale pink. it may also have something to do with the type of shirt, like a dress shirt versus a regular t-shirt or tank.

p.s. you have been tagged! check my blog for the rules!

Frannie said...

Ohh! You know, I don't mind men wearing the color pink. Not like a bright hot pink, but that light baby type of color pink does look quite fetching on a man. This guy at my job came in with a shirt that had grey and pink stripes, and phew, he looked hot to trot!! LOL

I surely don't think it's gay or whatever other negative comments ppl are saying!

Siljesfashion said...

You gotta love a great pink shirt on a mans man. At least I do.

Em said...

Well said! I love it when men have the confidence to wear pink and when it's worn right it can look incredibly hot.

Oh and I'd love to do a link exchange. I've put your link up :)

Imelda Matt said...

each to his own but there's no pink hiding in my wardrobe!

Carolina Lange said...

I love men wearing pink, but not hot pink!
Yes! Lets exchange links!

Christina said...

Thanks for the comment.I like your blog also. I think men can wear pink!I added to my blog list.

Boho chic said...

Honestly, I love boys in pink! :)

maud said...

thanks for your comment on my blog and sorry for the late reply :(
of course I'll add you in my links

xx

choubelle said...

I agree! I think that my grandfather looks so dapper in his light pink shirt. Like an older version of Carey Grant...except not gay! Link swap? Your blog is faboo.

www.choubelle.wordpress.com

The Clothes Horse said...

I agree! It actually really frustrates me how we give one sex one color and another sex another color. I mean, I'm female but I don't want a glittery pink phone, yet that is how it is marketed towards me. Real men do wear pink.

STYLE DU MONDE said...

Great topic! I absolutely support your idea.

xx

Savvy Gal said...

Men should feel comfortable wearing any color. They do look good with pink, lavender, etc... I noticed most men tend to wear white or blue at the most. Colors make the world just so much brighter, no!

Miss White said...

My boyfriend bought a hot pink shirt by accident (it looked red online) and we both hated it. But then he tried it with a few different things and completely changed our minds!

Billy said...

Link exchange away! Your blog is amazing!

Shen-Shen said...

I have no preference for pink, but I hate it when the "popular" boys wear pink shirts with popped collars and think they're sexy.

Star Anise said...

I do enjoy a pink shirt... but the other day I saw a man with a bright pink shirt and a bubblegum blue tie... such a disaster. Thank god I was wearing sunglasses to dull the glare a little ;)

fashion herald said...

some guys look great in pink. just like us girls, we all don't look great in it (me!).

catharticy said...

i think light pinks of button downs for guys are nice
but sometimes too much pink is just too much

enc said...

I like it when men wear pink. It looks great.

karl's sweet child said...

i lyke ur blog!!
yeah sure..lets exchange links!

Secretista said...

Real men DO wear pink. At my big brother/big sister program one of the boys wore pink and another kid was like, "Ew pink." The kid wearing pink was like, "REAL MEN WEAR PINK!" I laughed and gave him a hug!

Cheryl Lynn said...

I love a light pink shirt under a great looking gray suit on a guy. Get the right tie and all is right with the world.

♥ Marta ♥ said...

I nominated you for Premio Award for the wonderful work and dedication :)

lookrichbitch said...

I remember when I was third grade, my mother found a brand new pair of brown pants that my older brother never wore. She decided that she didn't want it to go to waste and basically forced me to wear them to school the next day.

Mind you, at the time, brown was the yuckiest color on earth to me. So I made sure to wear it with my PINK sweater vest to offset the poopy color.

In hindsight, I think I was pretty fashion-forward for pairing the two colors together! *laughs*

I love pink!

Danz said...

I love light pink on a guy, not so much the brighter shades. I think light pink and grey is one of the hottest colour combinations a guy can wear!

Key said...

well, i don´t find more attractive a man who wears pink... maybe is because of the rockstar in me :D
but you are so right saying that a man that wears pink has self confindence and fashion sense.

ps: i´ll add you to my blogroll ;)

greetings from Mexico :D

carrie / wishwishwish said...

i think its nice that a man can feel comfortable in pink, but where I am, the guys that wear pink aren't the type of guys i like! they're usually the "masculine" show-off type, which is funny i guess..
x

Tina :) said...

I agree - I think it's nice when guys are comfortable about what colors they should wear.
Hey - my dad wears pink AND purple, so girly colors all the way! Haha. :)

Hunters Glory said...

I can do pink, but yellow is a no go

Leeann said...

I may be alone, but I just don't like the pink look on men...just my opinion. I won't judge a guy that wears the color, but it's not attractive to me =( PS...I nominated you on my blog =)

Ella said...

I like it when men where pink, and i agree with you: it kind of shows they're confident.
x
& I tagged you for an award on my blog! :)

Andy said...

Really, Pink color mens shirts are very attractive!!

Sales Rack Raider said...

Pink can be a hard color to pull off, but I've known many manly guys who do. It really says a lot about the confidence of the person who wears it and wears it well.

fashionpuppy said...

sure. youre linked

Britt said...

Just stumbled across your blog and loved this post. :-)

Did you know in the past (I don't have specific years or country...read it a while back) that pink was a boy color and blue was a girl color? ;-)

I think it takes the right guy to pull off a pink shirt. My brother can. If a guy is too white (as in skin tone) then they just look bad...but with a slight tan, it works. :-) But I agree with others, no hot pink! Though my brother does this awesome outfit with black slacks and dress shirt and hot pink tie and it looks awesome!