When the question of “what color do real men wear?” invariably comes around, most men’s first instinct will not be to say “pink” but, in reality, there really are few colors more stylish or dapper for a modern man. It is pretty much hard-wired into most men’s psyche that the color of pink is not one to be associated with and this belies just how sartorially superb it can be when it is done right.
I think that it is fair to say that it takes a certain breed of man to properly pull off the pink shirt (or, indeed, accessory) look. A man who is comfortable in his own skin, doesn’t conform to convention and who is prone to bouts of showmanship and bravado. Put simply, shrinking violets need not apply when it comes to wearing pink because, safe to say, they won’t do it right. It is, however, of vital importance when rocking the pink shirt look to opt for quality because a poorly tailored or conceived men’s pink shirt has the capacity to utterly derail any endeavor to successfully pull this tricky look off, so you need to make sure that you opt for nothing but the best.
An excellent example of men’s pink shirts from Budd Shirtmakers.
When one thinks of quality and fine tailoring, one’s attention is immediately drawn to iconic names like Budd Shirts and, as you can see from their devilishly spiffing pink shirts above, they know a thing or two about putting shirts together. This is exactly the sort of quality that you need at your disposal when stepping out in pink this fall because it’s an undeniably strong look but one that is doomed to failure if a] you don’t have the confidence to pull it off and b] your wares aren’t of a sufficiently high caliber. Pink shirts from Budd should definitely help you on both those fronts.
There is definitely something to be said for wearing pink and whilst it is undoubtedly nerve-racking when you don pink for the first time, it is without doubt a look that will reap rewards in the sartorial stakes if you do it right. Our advice would be that, when wearing pink shirts, take things slow and get in the swing of wearing colours outside of your comfort zone before you have a stab at the full on pink blazer / trouser combo that the stylish chaps above are rocking.
Budd Shirtmakers are one of London’s oldest and most respected tailors and they are heading to the States for a visit shortly. You can read more about this visit – HERE.