REAL MEN WEAR PINK
REAL MEN WEAR PINK
Styling: Natasha Lionaki
Photographer: Panos Davios
Words by Eleni Papaioannou
Still not brave enough to look your best in a pink outfit? Go on reading…
There is really no excuse for the modern man not to wear pink. The choices out there are limitless, there is a pink shade for any skin tone and a pink item for any point of pinkness you will find yourself. Here is a history lesson to help you understand the importance of being pink!
LEAVE IT TO BROOKS BROTHERS TO CREATE YOUR BEST PINK VERSION THIS SEASON. AFTER ALL, THEY’RE THE ONES WHO STARTED IT ALL BACK IN THE 1900’S!
·Brooks Brothers created the first pink dress shirt in 1900, but it largely went unnoticed by the public. However, university men, especially those who sported the Ivy League look, loved it.
·Jay Gatsby wears a pink suit in The Great Gatsby, which symbolizes his social class and humble background.
·In 1940, Brooks Brothers introduce the first pink polo. It caused such a stir that it made the cover of Vogue magazine!
·According to Life Magazine, 1955 marked the “Peak Year for Pink” for men and women alike.
·In the style of the era, Elvis frequently appeared in pink polo shirts and pink suits, driving the girls wild.
·Still not sure if pink is a supporter of your manliness? Just google “David Beckham pink”. I rest my case, thank you.
HOW TO WEAR IT
·Start with a classic button-down dress shirt. Take it out for a stroll and gather reactions.
·Pink polo shirts are another easy option, but keep in mind that you might look like a preppy boy.
·If you go for the pink t-shirt, combine it with rough jeans or worn down pants and trainers, to give it a scruffy appeal.
·Pinks pairs well with white, khaki, cream, black, or brown. But it looks its best with charcoal gray and Yves Klein blue.
·Once you see yourself in pink, you will want to take it all the way to the ballpark. Need inspo? Just take a look at how we did it for this shoot.
·If you feel you’re not ready to go pink, just start with small details, like a tie or pocket vest.
WHERE TO BUY
Fitzgerald Fit Linen Sport Coat, Slim Fit Performance Polo Shirt, Milano Fit Cotton Oxford Chinos and Leather Sneakers All by Brooks Brothers Available at www.brooksbrothers.com
Watch “STRAIGHT FORWARD” by Swatch, Available at The Swatch Group Greece S.A. www.swatch.com