Well today I went over to the in laws for dinner after running out of excuses of why I couldn't attend one of their fancy dinners..
I was forced to watch Tyra Banks Show (God I hate talk shows in general)and funny enough at the end of the show, there was a heated argument in the household regarding the topic of the show.. The topic was why men get dumped and the ladies all had their reasons but the most interesting reason was why one woman dumped her guy.. HE WORE PINK SHIRTS!
Now I won't bore you with details but that got me thinking.. Usually when I see a man in a pink shirt it does bother me a little. Pink is a girl colour and seeing pink on a man is like trying to stare at the sun with your eyes open. For me if a man wears pink, it just makes it look like he has lost his masculinity. I remember I once went on a date with a guy I fancied but he turned up on the date with a pink shirt and I just immediately lost interest in him even though he was a cool good looking guy.
What do you guys think? is pink cool on a guy? would you date a guy who wears pink shirts?
IT IS SIMPLE! sorry to shout, men shouldn't wear pink. Nothing to do with gay its just not a good colour. With all the other colours in the universe why choose pink! Ah yes it says I am not gay I am masculine ok I look better in pink than my woman, she looks awful in pink I have told her. So get the drift!
Men's clothing is so damned boring. Remember the yellow tie, the power tie of about 20 years ago?
Pink just may be the new power statement.
It wouldn't hurt grown men to show off a bit of "sugar and spice and all things nice". Kind of like bridging a gap between Mars and Venus.
After all, girls are doing more with puppy dog tails.
Why encroach on the girl scene there are so many good colours for men, bright blue looks good bright green somtimes can be ok but bright pink?
Well you know what they say about men that wear pink. It's that REAL MEN are bold enough to wear pink. At least, that's what I've been told. Personally, I'm not a real man, so I could never pull off pink. Sure, I'll wear yellow, or even boldly wear a purple shirt. However, I'm just not man enough to wear pink, as only real men can pull that off without looking ridiculous. Whereas me, I'd probably get laughed at, so I'll stick to some of the other colors. Thank you very much. Personally, I could care less what color a man or woman chooses to wear, as it's just clothes anyway. Unless someone is wearing a shirt that's so freaking offensive like "I hate (insert whatever random ethnic group here)" or "I have a big (name any body part here)", then I could care less.
Maybe it was a borrowed pink shirt & he doesn't own any - he could have been a very nice guy
Usually weird. Never sexy.
I agree with those who said pink is (mostly) for girls.
Just like I think hunter green and black stripes is usually for males.
I can respect a man who wears pink shirts and doesn't care what other people think. It's 2015, I think it's about time to move past that kind of thinking. I love dark greens, dark blues, blacks, browns, etc, is there any color forbidden to females?
A pink tutu (or one of any color) on the other hand... there I might have to draw the line.
I feel that pink shirts aren't very great on guys as they're just too bold, what I'm surprised about is the fact that nobody mentioned pink ties, which are far less bold as they're smaller but still make that statement of the pink shirt in a better way http://www.tiesnsuch.co.uk/hot-pink-wedding-ties.html
I think that tie just looks awesome!
I think I'm amendable to all colors except pink and purple.
I am perfectly fine with all orange to yellow color shades. In fact, I have this one orange shirt in which I am absolutely awesome!
Uh-oh. I just did a peach color search. You are right. Omit the the pink range of peach!
are men afraid to get in touch with their feminine side?
funny how colors are perceived
What would you consider a masculine colour?
Part of it, I think, is that women place these restrictions on men's color choices. Maybe they don't like their pink space invaded.
No, we're talking about pumpkins and distributor caps.
I think whatever someone chooses is their personal choice. I don't assume a guy is gay because he wears pink nor do I decide he's effeminate either. Color is an expression of personality and if someone told me I couldn't wear blue because it's associated with boys, I'd be a bit peeved. So it all depends on how you look at color and not the social perceptions of it.
I don't usually drag old topics up, but I really appreciated this comment on this topic. Frankly I find it offensive and aggravating when either gender claims they own a 'color'. I for one am a man that likes pink in virtually any shade, and frankly if I want to wear it, I'm going to without caring if anyone likes it or not.
I am a straight male, but I have liked the color pink since youth, right along with black. I do not consider myself effeminate because I like pink or some shows/cartoons my fiance likes. Have I noticed some people laughing about it in public? Sure, but I simply avoid those people as they're obviously narrow minded.
Clearly you are among the open minded and I appreciate your viewpoint on this subject.
The meaning of colors is socially created by society! For example, pink appears weird on men to most because it was culturally identified that way..
I think it can look sexy with the right suit and tie. A neutral, understated pink shirt is classy looking.
Pink polos, that's a bit much.
Weird or Sexy? Neither I guess. It depends on the guy and the shade of pink. I used to think it looked completely wrong and gay but it never bothered me to see pink on a Mexican or Indian. They have the right coloring and culture for bright colors and all it meant was they look good in that color. If I see a guy with pink pants or slacks though...
lmao ... I have both. Granted the pants are flannel ... I've seen the pink dress pants and jeans and cringed, and that's coming from a man who's favorite color is pink. I've had pink shoes for the past decade, special made due to the size 13 shoe.
My husband's skin tone works well with pink, and he is secure enough in his manhood to wear the color well. He's muscular enough that I haven't run across anyone who would comment, to his face, they consider it unmanly.
Pink is for little girls, not little boys. I am sure that if you dressed you little boy in pink you would get a lot of comments.
Why should this change in adulthood,I see a lot of guys wearing pink shirts and ties and some would say this ok or even classy, but what about pink trousers or pants? Wrong message or classy.
I think it is sexy..i got a best friend who looks good in pink shirt...
It takes a MAN totally sure of his masculinity to wear a pink shirt - women who don't like it don't want a man ! I bet she has one of those horrible little dogs too
WHO CARES what Color someone wears?
Get over it!!
We Are ALL Pink on the inside!!
There's nothing wrong with pink on a man. Is there some rule book somewhere out there I don't know about that says men can't wear pink? A pink shirt with a grey suit is killer. But, everybody has their own opinion about such things. My vote is for sexy!
I wouldn't wear a pink shirt I hear people say 'I can wear pink because I am comfortable with my sexuality'. Personally I am so comfortable with who I am that I don't need to wear a pink shirt so I can keep telling people how comfortable I am
Personally I say wear what you like!
My hubby has a pink polo shirt that looks great on him in the summer. He gets super dark from the sun, and pink accentuates his tan. Believe me, Johnny is a "manly man" and isn't at all effeminate. lol
Personally, I love pink shirts on my husband. I think that it makes him extra special. He has several , and suprizingly enough, he was the one that picked them out. To be honest, a pink shirt on a man makes him more sure in his own manhood. It gives him a sense of confidence. To me, a man in a pink shirt tells me that he is confident enough to care about what his woman thinks and what matters to her. Remember fellas, the woman will go for someone that is going to put her first. When she is happy, you will in turn be happier... a little something to marinate on.
In Victorian times, little boys were dressed in pink because it was regarded as a more lively and active a color than blue, and girls were dressed in blue because it was seen as more lovely and delicate. The gender associations of colors are more or less entirely cultural conditioning.
I don't regard it as unmasculine at all to wear pink - actually, given the degree of cultural conditioning working against it, I'd assume any guy I saw wearing pink was much more secure in his masculinity than anyone who refused to consider the idea.
Wear it whether Pink, yellow, brown, black or white colors. Just do what you think is right, that's my philosophy. Anything goes when it comes to color as far as it makes you feel good.
Real Men Shouldn't Wear Pink...It is sooo 1980's!
Actually...although I'm just not that fond of pink (the color)...It is like pepto bismal or non-flavored bubble gum...I make Pink look "Manly"...so I ain't worried about it
But why not take it to the next level if you had to wear pink: Bright red has so much more going on than pink...like say for instance...my bright red Farmall Tractor!
I think it is very sad that females choose not to go out with a guy because he has the wrong shoes on or the wrong colour shirt . If they are that fussy tho the man is far better of without them as they would be hard to live with.
These days with so many dying of cancer or losing an arm or a leg etc & so many negative people around it is good to meet genuine nice people now & then .
Who knows if maybe someone had to borrow a shirt from a mate at the last minute and you push a great guy away because even tho he is sexy, kind with a sense of humour with 2 arms & 2 legs - he had the wrong colour shirt on !
well being picky is bad yes but in this case it wasn't just the pink shirt that turned me off.. he just wasn't as hot as I thought he was.. He had awful table manners and he was just down right boring, but the pink shirt just made it worse lol
Sorry but I have to disagree with those who says pink doesn't look good on men...if he carries the color and style of the shirt well why not? I have seen a good looking guy wear pink and it did not take any ounce of masculinity out of him...he still looked good.
But then I have never been particular about what men wear when going out with them. I would still love to go out with him if I enjoyed myself. I mean in the process maybe I can help him or advice him with what to wear and not to wear but having a sense of humour, character and enjoying yourself with a guy is something that's ingrained or inherent.
Just call those "pink" looking shirts for men "salmon" and call it a day...
Depending on skin tones, men can look great in any color. It should have nothing to do with how macho a guy is or isn't. I know some very feminine guys that wear dark drab colors; these colors don't make them more masculine. A guy should not be limited to a certain color chart to prove his manliness! Sheeeesh!
My third-grade "romance" with the "love of my third-grade-life" was with a boy who wore super-ironed-looking pastel shirts, and often pink ones (black string tie). I found it very attractive indeed.
When I grew up and had adorable little "men" of my own (8 and under), a couple of Easters I got them the same kind of pale pink dress shirts, and got them gray jackets and ties to wear. My sister's "corresponding" sons wore light blue shirts and navy jackets, so the whole "little men's fashion" thing was very nice those few years.
Fast-forward to grown-up guys: I'd still be fine with a pale pink, traditional, dress shirt with a tie and jacket over it (to cut down on the pink). I think the jacket has to be gray, because lighter jackets could look too feminine or "Easter-y"; and black or navy blue would just kind of defeat the purpose of the pink.
Other than that, I don't think any other shades or pink or any other styles of shirts (or anything else) would be good.
Little guys or grown-up ones, some guys can pull off the pale pink dress shirt really well, but they have to be the type. (My sister's sons, for example, wouldn't have looked good in pink.) When I bought pink shirts for my little little set of adorable guys it didn't even occur to me that pink might be an issue.
Pink, Salmon etc. looks good on some men. I don't believe it makes them any less masculine if they wear it. Some men wear pink ties so I don't really see the difference. A woman needs to get past the entire color ordeal and appreciate the person behind the shirt.
oh well... i guess i'm such a sissy for wearing pink...whatever...
I don't think so, then again I'm another guy that wears pink and...due to the adverse reactions from some people, have ceased to allow their opinion to bother me. I do not, however, limit myself to a shirt. I have backpacks, shoes, a jacket, and even socks. I'm straight and engaged, so wearing pink did not result in being an isolated single man like some would think judging by past commentary.
It's only acceptable if they declare you to be a "BAD MAN"...
Yes men can wear pink as it just colour, I have lots of pink clothes as well it nice colour
I've seen men look great in pink and men look terrible in pink. I've also seen women look great in pink and women look terrible in pink. I think for me it has to do more with skin/hair colouring and the shade of pink and how they compliment each other (or not) than it does with the gender of the person.
I think with gender norms saying that men shouldn't wear pink, a man who wears pink exudes a certain amount of confidence (which I and many other women find attractive).
I don't think there is anything wrong with men wearing pink. It is kind of a double standard. Should women not be able to wear "manly" colors just because they may be manly. It doesn't make sense. Men should be able to wear what makes them confident. That is what women do. We where what makes us feel sexy and beautiful. So why can't a man wear a pink shirt if it makes him feel sexy and handsome?
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