Friday, February 17, 2017
You Can Rock that Pink Shirt
Pulling off a pink shirt can be done with confidence if you have the right pink shirt for you. If you feel uncomfortable or self conscious about wearing pink, let us assure you that pink is not always a female color, and historically pink being associated with the female is relatively new.
The generally accepted rule prior to 1900 was pink for the boys, and blue for the girls. The opposite of the accepted gender colors today. The reason is that pink , being a more decided and stronger color, is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl. Our current gender identification by color began in the early 20th century in the Western world.
Starting just before the 1920s, pink was deemed by many guides to be more appropriate for girls and blue for boys, although this wasn’t even remotely as popular as the “pink is for girls, blue is for boys” association that exists today; many people completely ignored the gender recommendations altogether.
It is generally thought that the designation of gender colors was simply because if parents followed such a color scheme, they would have to buy a whole new wardrobe and set of baby accessories in the “appropriate” colors if they had a boy and a girl at some point, rather than just going with reusing the one set for both as before, increasing the sales of children's clothing.
Outside of situations where one is compelled to wear pink to show support for breast cancer, it still takes an extra ounce of confidence to sport a pink shirt. Pink is a strong color and wearing pink indicates confidence and strength.
That extra swagger is perhaps why men who don pink dress shirts have been shown to be better educated, make more money, and receive more compliments from the ladies around the office than their white-shirted peers.
The easiest way to stand out in a sea of blue and white, is a solid pink button-down dress shirt with a bit blue balances the look perfectly. A pink button down shirt with jeans is a great look.