A King’s Theme: Men in Pink


“Back when they thought pink polos would hurt the Roc…” -Kanye West

Your typical wardrobe is full of blue, brown, black, white and grey. It’s ok to play it safe but try infusing a variety of colors into your wardrobe and you’ll be glad you did it. The usually feminine color pink, is something most men feel like they can’t pull off.From amongst the most common reasons men shy away from the color is fearing judgment from peers. The fact is, pink is not something that you should be afraid of. Pink is finding its way into most menswear – from cardigans, dress shirts, ties and other accessories, pink is definitely becoming the new essential color. K.R.T.

What colors goes well with Pink:

  • Pink & most Blue tones
  • Pink & Black
  • Pink & Brown
  • Pink & Tan
  • Pink & Grey
  • Pink & Purple
  • Pink & most Greens

Shades of Pink: These words are synonymous with pink or represent various shades of the color pink: blush, coral, flesh, flush, fuchsia, hot pink, magenta, raspberry, rose, salmon.

King’s wardrobe description:

  • Fedora by Peter Grimm
  • Glasses from House of Ra’oof
  • Seersucker Blazer by Ralph Lauren
  • Belt by J Crew
  • Socks by Paul Smith
  • Cranberry Moccasin by Bottega Veneta

Erik Honesty’s wardrobe description:

Karon Byers wardrobe description:

Taji Nahl’s wardrobe description:

  • British officer jacket by House of Ra’oof Animated Man
  • Vintage Glasses from Cultured Couture Vintage
  • Pink Button up by Armani
  • Vintage Belt
  • 1960 modernist ring
  • White linen pants by J Lindeburg
  • Loafers by Gucci

“A study showed that Pink has a subduing effect on those suffering emotional distress”

“women love pink and are more likely to give you a second glance”

“Arguably the basis is that someone who’s self-evidently “masculine” doesn’t need to demonstrate his masculinity in the stereotypical ways”

“Pink is the new Black”


Photos by Nema Etebar


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