It is quite likely that we spot the shades like white, black, blue or grey in the men’s section of an apparel shop, but the hue of Pink is a rare view. Pink seems to be predominantly ruling women’s closets, but have we ever given a thought to how it would suit an urban, suave man, equally? The answer is ‘no’.
Whenever we come across a male attired in pink outfits, we hold an opinion which dates back to the 10th century – ‘men cannot carry this colour for its way too feminine’. Colours are never formed pertaining to a certain gender.
Moreover, the look of an outfit does not depend on the shade entirely but the shape, fitting, style and most importantly the occasion for which you are attiring yourself.
The History of Pink
History suggests that the colour pink was gender neutral before the society and retailers started marketing it in a way that it only targeted women. In the 18th century, men were spotted wearing pink silk suits that came with floral embroideries. Pink outfits were considered very masculine and were highly popular among men. Over the past couple of years, people refer to the colour as if it’s only associated with females. But now, this myth is breaking as men are making bold moves by sporting this hue better than women do.
In the good old days, pink was considered a “warlike colour” since it was a minuscule version of red. This sense of fashion and way of comprehending started fading as society transformed. These instances are proof of the fact that trends keep coming and going, paving way for what’s noble or innovative. Contemporarily, we have witnessed the return of dark lipstick and long hair again. Similarly, this long-lost apparel trend which was a female’s fashion property has again made its big entry into the male fashion domain.
Pink is the Colour of Passion
A fine blend of red and white, the colour pink syndicates passion with purity. We have always seen men sporting a pink shirt but now the vista of them attired in trousers is the new thing. As the fashion forecast, pastel colours are playing a significant role. Thus, the revival of this shade in men’s closet is a sure shot instance as it not only happens to be one of the most soothing hues for corporate aﬀairs but for informal occasions like brunches, vacations, weddings etc.
Donning a pink tie with much élan is also an art. Equally widespread are pink ties which go quite well with black and other dark coloured suits. For the best look remember to complement light shades with light and deep hues with deep. So, a cherry blossom tie will match well with a light-coloured suit while a hot pink tie goes with a deep-hued suit. White is the superlative dress shirt colour for either case. As a preferred formal wear option, you need to team up pink shirt with the navy-blue jacket and light-coloured grey trousers. You ought to wear black shoes and aviator glasses to rightly accessorize your looks.
So, fret not, wear pink with pride. When it’s worn the correct way – pink makes any good style a splendid one.
A fine blend of red and white, the colour pink syndicates passion with purity. We have always seen men sporting a pink shirt but now the vista
of them attired in trousers is the new thing.