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Pink Chinos

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mrgoblueguy, Apr 16, 2005.

  1. mrgoblueguy

    mrgoblueguy Well-Known Member

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    What color shirts are safe to wear with pink chinos? I was told white was the only safe color to wear. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks again..
     
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    Pink, did you loose a dare? No offense, I have no problem with salmon colored shirts, but chinos. And by the way, they are never pink, they are salmon on a man.
     
  3. mrgoblueguy

    mrgoblueguy Well-Known Member

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    I wa sthinking of a light blue almost powder blue. I was told that was a not a good idea and to wear only white.
     
  4. Bergdorf Goodwill

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    If you're already wearing pink pants, I don't think now is the time to start worrying about being ostentatious.
     
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  6. newyorker

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    White would be most suitable I think.

    Light blue and light beige (not light yellow) might work also but the combination of pastels might make one look like one's in nursery.
     
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    Or cotton candy.

    Dan
     
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    In what context? Where do you plan on wearing them?
     
  10. The Dandy

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    I wore a light blue shirt with pink pants just last Saturday. I have no idea why you'd restrict yourself to just white. Who gave you this idea?
     
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    As a fellow New Englander, I too have a pair of Nantucket Red (aka pink) chinos, and as the weather warms up I'm excited to start wearing them again.

    I wear them with white button downs, and white or black polo shirts. I tried light blue, but felt the end result looked a little too colorful and cartoon like.

    -boston
     
  12. Matt

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    finally somewhere for policy to wear his pink socks while not breaking the rules.
     
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    Ditto
     
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    I work in a department store and asked one of the people who dress the display models and he told me light blue.
     
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    Not to sound sexist, but I'm willing to guess these people were either (a.) women, (b.) people with educations in visual arts, or (c.) both. Wearing a pink bottom with a light blue top is common enough for women but not for men in most circles. I used to sell clothing, too, and I could usually spot a man whose wife dressed him: his colors were more like those donned by women, not by men. Probably 90% of the pastel pink-and-green-and-yellow minicheck dress shirts we sold were bought by wives, and a great many of those were returned by husbands.

    This is not to say that the colors themselves would not look good together; indeed, they would complement each other nicely. However, such a combination on a man who is serious about his wardrobe would probably be just a bit much. I'd go with the suggestions of white or gray, and maybe a dark blue (depending on the exact hue of your pants).

    EDIT: Okay, okay, I just reread the very passage I quoted and saw that the advisor here was a man. Still, I stand firmly behind what I said.
     
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    What about black? I see females wearing pink bottoms and back tops often.
     
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    Obviously there are color/combination areas where men and women overlap. My point was that there are also certain combinations that are predominantly male or female, and a man wearing one of the basically "female" combinations runs the risk of (a.) receiving negative reactions (to his face OR behind his back) and/or (b.) looking like his wife dressed him. Those who visit this board, by the very fact that they are here participating, generally wish to avoid both.

    However, I should add (as much of an individualist as I am) that if people are aware of these concepts and still wish to dress in certain manners, then more power to them. I don't wish to dictate others' styles, only to raise their awareness of style's workings and consequences as much as I'm capable of doing so.
     
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    I think that while some pastel-on-pastel action looks okay, one runs the risk of looking Easter-eggish. Â If you're doing resort-wear, or a church picnic, then that's probably okay. Â But for everyday wear, I'd tend to recommend a bit more contrast such as the navy, gray, black, or even hunter greens. Â Try it with royal blue. Â I would say kelly green, but then you'd look too much as if you just walked off the pages of The Official Preppy Handbook. Â I think the most important advice with wearing pink is to wear it with confidence. Side note: Â There was an article on pink for men in the Dallas Morning News this week. Â Here's the link, but if it requires registration, I can just post it here. Â And BTW, I would NOT recommend wearing pink the way this Hilfiger model did.. Â DMN Pink Article
     
  20. mrgoblueguy

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    I live in Warren, which is just north of Detroit.
     

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