Men, dressed in Pink?

Pink is for Girls and Blue is for Boys.

We have color coded ourselves ever since we put our foot on this planet. But as time goes by, girls are seen in blue frocks and blue shirts and not to forget the blue denims. Rarely, do we see boys in pink...WHY?

Has the color pink been coded as

Something to ponder on....

Is the color Pink a feminist color? When wearing pink an individual presents herself as a peaceful, and calm person.

When pink is worn by men, it will give out the same message i.e of being a composed and tranquil person. Is that offensive for the man? Does that convey a wrong message? Is it not okay for a man to be at peace?

Research indicates...

  • It is good for business. Since color pink has shown to have a calming effect. It tends to relax people allowing them to put their guard down during tough negotiations.
  • Girls love it when men adorn a shirt of this color. Since only a man who is utter confident about his sexuality can carry off pink. However, he ought to accessorize it well.
  • Pink Color complements most skin tone and can be well matched with other shades.
  • Designers are venturing into this color with different shades of pink since; they sense the aura of confident men around this planet.

There are caps, mufflers, tees, jackets and even sweaters in different shades of Pink. So, Men who are still timid to try out this new shade onto them.

Go, be in the pink of fashion!

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Zanerus profile image

Zanerus 5 years ago from United states

This was an interesting read, My only suggesstion would list some places to buy Men's clothes in Pink.


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States Author

There...Zanerus, I just put in some links to shop for pink attire :)

thanks for the suggestion..appreciated it!


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Zanerus 5 years ago from United states

Much better now, the links work great and it has a good selection.


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States Author

Thank you Zanerus :)


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lisa42 5 years ago from Sacramento

It's true - you rarely see men in pink, which is too bad. It is a calming color.


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Zanerus 5 years ago from United states

I must agree it is a wonderfully calming color, though I personally like faded yellow better. Nice store as I've said before.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

Cute! Personally, I think it depends on the man. I have seen some that can pull it off and then there are others who can't. After all, I can't imagine a big biker dude full of tattoos wearing a pink Tshirt. :)


Fay Paxton 5 years ago

A very interesting read. I have a problem with pink... I don't like it on anybody.:)


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States Author

Agreed lisa42.

I don't know if I would like to see my man in pink though but, after researching the effects of color...I feel why not :)

Thanks for stopping by to read and comment!


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States Author

Yes, it totally depends on the man, barbergirl28 :) Wish we could run their lives...lol

Actually a biker dude with tattoos sporting a pink T-shirt will give out 2 signals which COULD result in confusion...lol

I guess the Designers are challenging the men folks by designing clothing in that color and they put in that statement saying that it is meant for BOLD MEN :)))


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States Author

Fay, try out the different shades of Pink IF not the true baby pink.

Hope you like it :)

Thanks for the read and comment!


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Docmo 5 years ago from UK

I am comfortable in pink and have some good shirts and a jumper in that shade. My boy pulls his face .. I think must be the peer pressure from his mates in school not to wear pink! Thanks for the hub.. makes me feel better!


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States Author

I am glad to find a man in our hub community who wears this color :) Yes, Pink is the color for Men and you are in the right place to be!!

Regarding the kid, I think he will take a while to make his call versus peer pressure but he sure is getting good vibes from his dad :)

Thanks for your comment and read...Appreciate it!


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Shalini Kagal 5 years ago from India

Strange how our mind sets up these invisible rules because of conditioning - so good to see some of those old ideas change!


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States Author

Agree Shalini. Thanks for stopping by :)


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

I love pink - the color looks good on everyone, providing it is a light l baby hue. I think men who wear pink are wonderfully sexy and confident enough to get in touch with their feminine side. Good article! Rated up. :) vocalcoach


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States Author

Thank you vocalcoach for your comment and yes, I agree pink is a color sparkling of confidence and I admire men who dare to wear it :)


Sirisha 5 years ago

Good post Ruchira, agree very much. And I have a man who wears pink often and you know he carries it well ! I often buy them for my son too. Lets do away with all this gender sterotyping


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States Author

@Sirisha...such a wonderful surprise to see your comment...meant a lot, coming from you :) Yup, I know about your man and am glad that your son is following his footsteps :)


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epigramman 5 years ago

....it's just a color - and a nice one at that - I think people should just get over it - and their (mis)conceptions of how certain people should look and wear - although there are lots of colors in your hubs - and your writing and your mind is very colorful indeed!


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States Author

epigramman...your kind words have made me more vibrant :)

Thank you for suggesting my hub on your profile...it would be good to touch many lives..Cheers!!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I love pink on men! I am one of the ladies who feels that a man is confident if he can wear pink - especially if he is sporting a good tan! Nice hub!


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States Author

So true RealHouseWife and I totally agree with you...only Confident men can sport such a color.

Thanks so much for being a loyal supporter to my hubs...appreciate it :)


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anusha15 5 years ago from Delhi, India

Great Hub Ruchira. Interesting Perspective on Men in Pink. I agree with you, only men confident about their sexuality can carry off pink. :) The last pic was great too. Pink turban and all. Nice.


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States Author

Hi Anusha15...yes, Pink actually tests a man's sexuality ;) and I call out to ALL the men out there to experiment it :)

Thanks for dropping by a line...appreciated it!


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tsmog 4 years ago from Escondido, CA

Well I agree. More so today with Susan G Komen. I like seeing pro football games with pink gloves and shoes. I agree a good tan may be require to pull if off dynamically. I have a pink tie and a couple pink hats for breast cancer awareness campaigns. And, at the walk in San Diego, bikers are in pink, guarding the streets, so walkers can cross safely.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Well said tsmog. October being a Breast Cancer Awareness month...Pink is the color.

Thank you for your read and feedback...appreciated it!


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makusr 4 years ago from India

Ruchira,

Greetings from MAKUSR. Are you a color expert. With so much information that you give in this hub and another one of yours I am compelled to say so. I've worn many colors, but never pink for the reason you have written there. What's your favorite color, mine is blue.

Lots of Love,

MAKUSR


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AUPADHYAY 4 years ago from INDIA, UTTAR PRADESH STATE, KANPUR CITY

Found myself very puzzled with this colored hub. I must wear the white one which, as per science, includes all the colors and then you will be unable to find as to what men should wear or not. A vote up appreciation towards your colorful hub.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hello Makusr,

Haha...no I am not a color expert but, I rarely see men wearing pink color thus, got inspired by the above hub. Humans have defined pink color to be pretty and gentle thus, maybe men opt out of this color. I was just trying to prove that Pink is a color as royal as Blue.

I wear all kinds of colors :) Thanks for the read and your feedback...appreciated it!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hello Aupadhyay,

I like your logic behind this hub and I agree with your comment. btw..I have written this hub from my heart and not from my brain thus, the logistics have been deleted...LOL.

thanks for your precious feedback...it sure has uplifted my hub...cheers!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Good Hub, though I truly look bad in pink


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi PDXkaraokeguy,

Try other shades of Pink...might look good on ya.

Thanks for your feedback!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

makes me disappear. so does yellow. Green, black and red are my colors :-)


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Okay then pdxkaraokeguy...go for it.

Which ever color you are comfortable to carry yourself in...is the BEST color indeed :)

Cheers!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

yes. confidence is key!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Indeed KDXKaraokeGuy!

Cheers!


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

I agree that men in pink is hard to swallow but I didn't know men in pink is good for business. Cool hub Ruchira! Voted up and shared!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Yup, research indicates it, Alecia.

Thanks for your vote of confidence


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

A great hub;my partner will never wear pink but I think that men wearing pink is great !!!

Thanks for sharing this great hub;take care and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Eddy,

Yes, surprisingly the shade of pink does wonders to man but, even my man refuses to wear it!

Thanks for stopping by with your input...Have a great day!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Pink is a striking color buy you have to wear the right shade of it based on your skin and hair color. Voting this Up and Interesting.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Yes, agreed Alocsin.

We should choose all colors and their shades according to our skin tone.

Thanks :)


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

I think it is difficult to find pink shirts for men although I like the look with jeans!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Yup, the color of jeans is good. I am sure online would be a good choice to get a color pink shirt...hmmm.


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Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

Hi Ruchira... Thanks for writing this... men here in Canada are reluctant to wear pink and yet we do in support of breast cancer and many good causes... we are changing and I for one can look at change and say more than willing to change.

Hugs from Canada


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Rolly,

I am glad you liked the above. Pink is the new fashion for men...lol

It would be good to see them in this color 'cause it sure has many benefits as listed above.

Cheers!


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emilybee 4 years ago

I kind of think it's more about the style of clothing, than the pink color. Pink is fine on men but if they were wearing pink pants, well, that would be weird, and the pink colored shirt opened in the front looks weird too, lol, and some men just look good in that color and some plainly, don't. voted up


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

hi emilybee,

thanks for your outlook on the color pink. Welcome and it's a pleasure to meet ya :)

cheers!


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

My husband has a couple of shirts that range towards the red and pink tones and I love them on him. I think that those old stereotypes are disappearing as well they should. Those are accents in his wardrobe...not the mainstay. Interesting hub. Voted that as well as up and shared.


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Paul Kuehn 4 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

This is an interesting and very good hub. I think some of the reasons men don't like to wear pink are because traditionally it has been viewed as a "sissy" color or associated with the Communists from the Cold War era. In Thailand, pink is a favorite popular color and all people will usually wear this color on Tuesday. The pink color became especially popular a few years ago when the King of Thailand was photographed wearing a pink shirt. As part of our dress code, I have to wear a pink shirt on every Tuesday when I go to school to teach.


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epigramman 4 years ago

..why not ...I would do it for you Ruchira - because you are special to me - and you are a great writer.

lake erie time 12:14am and sending warm wishes and good energy your way


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Levertis Steele 4 years ago from Southern Clime

If women can wear blue, I suppose men should be free to wear pink without criticism. Pink has come in and gone out and in fashion again for men. I really do not know how many times. A couple of decades ago I bought my husband a pink shirt, and he wore it with black. He was a tall, slim, manly sight to behold. I loved it!


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SanneL 4 years ago from Sweden

Seeing a man with a nice tan wearing pink is so sexy, because it shows he is confident and have a playful mind. . . great combination, I would say, lol. Thank you Peggy for sharing. Great hub, Ruchira!


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dmop 4 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

It is funny how we find our selves being programed to act and think a certain way from the moment of birth. I wore pink one time in protest of the no-touch law, I was younger and wilder back then. It wouldn't bother me to wear it again but I admit that I never do. Nice article I gave it a vote up, interesting, and shared.


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leenamartha 4 years ago from USA

how our mind sets up these invisible rules because of conditioning - so good to see some of those old ideas change!


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AlexK2009 4 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

Pink has been associated with gay for a long time.

And that, like it or not is part of the signal a man sends out when wearing pink.

Sometimes of course his wife/girlfriend nags him into wearing it.


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lzlpio90 4 years ago

Pink is my favorite color. It doesn't matter to me when a man wears pink, as long as he is comfortable, but it cannot wipe away the thought that pink is rather a feminine color. And without any harmful intentions making us think about his masculinity.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Peggy for your vote of confidence. Pink is rare but looks good on most me with different shades of pink..


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Seriously wow that's nice of your king to be promoting this color. Thanks for this information. Thanks for stopping by. Cheers!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

omg...EPI...the man has dropped by!

Such a pleasant surprise :) Thank you!!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

awsome Levertis. I am glad he wore it. Sure, he complemented it well with black.

Thanks for stopping by with your valuable comment. Good to see you :)


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Sannel,

Apologize for the delay in responding. Yup, I too would love my man to be in pink and compliment his shirt accordingly. Thanks for stopping by!

Hi dmop,

Sorry for replying late. I agree how we color co-ordinate ourselves. I am glad youliked the above. Thanks for dropping by!

Thanks leenamartha for your vote of confidence. Apologize for the delay in responding. Thanks for dropping by!

Hi Alex, I don't think pink represents a guy to be gay. I feel he is just looking plain handsome :) thanks for stopping by. sorry for the late reply.

Hi lzlpio90, We have made the ground rules as pink the feminine color etc. IF the man can color co-ordinate it well. I am sure he will look sexy to break the ground rules...haha

sorry for the late reply. thanks for stopping by!


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

I never thought of pink this way, I always associated pink with women and girls. Interesting read.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Velur. Yes, men should wear all colors including pink :)


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Levertis Steele 4 years ago from Southern Clime

There is no law, moral or civil, that says that a man should not wear pink. BUT, many in-the-closet gay and down low men have certain signals that they send out to identify each other when they are strangers. Hanging out in certain places is one, and wearing pink is another, among others. Some men feel uncomfortable and do not want to be mistaken for one who is signaling. Straight men do not like being approached by other men in a sexual manner. I can understand that.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Levertis Steele for your precious comment.

I don't think wearing pink signifies being Gay. Got to accessorize it well so that it can be balanced out.

sorry for the late response.


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AlexK2009 4 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

Ruchira: popularly pink=gay for a man. In Hitler's concentration camps gays had to wear a pink star.

And there are phrases like "the pink pound"


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Interesting hub! I agree with a lot of the comments in that only certain men can pull off wearing pink. And some may just feel uncomfortable in it. I've seen some men who look really good in pink, depending on the shade of it. Nicely written hub. I enjoyed it!

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