Gentlemen, if you thought masculinity and the colour pink can’t go hand in hand, you couldn’t be more wrong. The flavour this summer, pink, with its subtle tones is the new macho for men. Internationally-renowned designer Paul Smith regularly showcases pink as part of his menswear design and Louis Vuitton, too, recently showcased this trend for his spring/summer 2016 show. Even Bollywood hunks Salman Khan and Varun Dhawan have been spotted flaunting this trend with aplomb.
Our fashion designers also give the trend a thumbs up:
Anand Bhushan: With gender lines being blurred now, gone are the days when men couldn’t wear pink. Pink summer suits are quirky, stylish and are a perfect way to make stylish statement.
Nikhil Mehra: Pink is fearless. I wear pink cotton jackets with white or grey T-shirts, paired with shorts and sneakers in summers. It’s the perfect colour for this season. Men have also started wearing pink pants now, which are quite in demand now.
Rahul Mishra: The hallmark of the modern Indian man is pink. It is indeed the colour of the season. Pale shades of pink in ethnic wear look beautiful along with pink Nehru jackets. Pink polo tees and pink shirts paired with khakis are a popular choice for a formal look these days.
Read on, as we tell you how to flaunt pink, the right way.
Actor Salman Khan pulls off the V-neck pink T-shirt with ease by keeping it simple by pairing it with a pair of denims and black leather shoes. (Yogen Shah)
Simplicity is key: Take the Salman Khan route when pairing a pink shirt or T-shirt with denims. Those with a fair complexion should choose light pinks, but if you’re on the duskier side, a brighter hue will suit you more.
This pink suit paired with a pair of quirky white sneakers and a newsboy cap is just the perfect amount of funk and charm you need in the summers. (Pinterest/HYPEBEAST)
All-out pink: If you decide to go all out with pink, avoid a dark shade as it’ll look OTT. The key is to stick to the lightest shade of pink as you see in this picture and make sure that the rest of the outfit also has a light hue.
Pink when paired with light shades of khaki or white slim pants make you look elegant and sophisticated. (Pinterest/filippocirulli.tumblr.com)
Don’t shy away from wearing a pair of pink pants. Styling it right (as in the picture) can give your look a classy, suave touch. (Pinterest/thestyleblogger.com)
Pair pink with a dark hue: Light pink when teamed with bold colours such as navy blue or classic black looks effortlessly stylish. Since both colours balance each other well, a pink polo T-shirt or a shirt paired with navy blue slim pants is a good idea. For a semi-casual, sophisticated look, pair your light pink tee or shirt with light shades of khaki or white pants.
Actor Varun Dhawan looks vibrant in a pink Nehru jacket paired with a white kurta and pyjama. (Yogen Shah)
Pink goes desi: All those who would think twice before pairing pink and ethnic wear can get inspired by actor Varun Dhawan, who flawlessly showcases his pink Nehru jacket paired with a white kurta pyjama, adding zest to his look.
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