8 ways a guy can add pink to his wardrobe


If you’re the type of guy who looks at the world through rose-colored glasses, then this is your season. Whether it’s a new pair of pink suede shoes, a raspberry-colored blazer or a dusty watermelon-hued T-shirt, the men’s fashion world has an appealingly roseate glow this spring.

There’s a bit of everything-that’s-old-is-new-again about this revival because, historically, pink has been a prime pick for male peacocking. An Armani blazer recalls “The Great Gatsby” (and the shock of Jay Gatsby’s pink suit). Light-pink-colored swim shorts have the flashy flair of Sonny Crockett from TV show “Miami Vice,” while pinkish denim harks back to preppies with their fondness for eye-searing trousers to match their Madras cocktails. And a bright bubblegum-hued polka-dot shirt can’t help but be a reminder of the “good vibrations” of the Beach Boys during the SoCal band’s ’60s prime.

And for the more discreet, you have options such as a silk square with a field of renegade strawberries to tuck into a navy blazer pocket. It’ll put you in the pink.



Slim-fit Federal cotton/rayon jeans in a faded garden tone called radish. $199. Bloomingdale’s,, (800) 777-0000


These designer sneakers have a cult following, and this spring brings a shell-pink nubuck option. $585., (877) 535-3677


Giorgio Armani

A pink cotton blazer with the Italian maestro’s typically soft silhouette in a double-breasted cut. $1,895. Giorgio Armani,, (877) 361-1176

Todd Snyder New York

A classic pocket T-shirt in a dusty pink that’s garment-dyed and rinsed to look easy and breezy. $78. Todd Snyder New York,, (866) 897-0333


Garrett Leight

From the L.A.-based brand comes Wilson clip-on-style round shades with pink mirrored lenses. $575. Barneys New York, (888) 222-7639


Swim shorts in an easy mid-thigh length with nautical drawstring waist and handy side pockets. $165., (212) 401-6940


Levi’s Vintage Clothing

There’s a ’60s surfer vibe to this short-sleeve, button-down sport shirt in graphic polka dots. $195., (866) 860-8907

Paul Smith

The British designer indulges his witty side with a “strawberry skulls” print silk pocket square. $75., (877) 535-3677




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