A (female) friend of mine based in London once boasted:
“Most guys in London get ‘lucky’ easily, you know? This is just the perfect place for singles.”
As you can imagine, my ego was hurt. I was visibly jealous and looking for reasons to dismiss what might indeed be a fact. When you are in denial, you ask all the right questions. One such question I asked was what makes the men in London special? Based on the men I have seen (only) around Canary Wharf, they are all immaculately dressed.
So are the Italians. In fact, when you think of immaculately dressed men, you think of Italians, don’t you? So the natural next question is—do men in Italy get as lucky as men in London?
Though I have no way of officially proving this (remember the 1000%), I have heard of and seen many supremely dressed Italian men desperately looking for company in Italy. Also, if you are older than 18, watch this video to know more about “Pappagallos” or professional Italian male pick-ups, among other interesting facts, in Italy.
So what is the difference between Italians and Londoners? In my view, it’s the color of what they wear.
In London, it is almost impossible to buy four shirts (most shops have a “4 for” bundle offer that is too good to ignore) without choosing a pink or a purple shade. It’s the same for a tie or a pair of cufflinks. Of course, you can tell them you don’t live in London and buy variants of blue, and the shopkeeper will instantly understand (that you haven’t learnt the tricks yet). Blue is for boys and Pink is for girls, and if you know who you wanna attract, you know what to wear!
Don’t take my word for it—the same London (female) friend of mine tells me there are two important things about men,who wear pink shirts or accessories, that we ought to know:
They are confident about their sexuality
Pink (or purple) is not an easy color to pull off. It can quite openly display how insecure you are or what you have eaten for lunch. So men who wear the right shade of pink demonstrate an elevated level of confidence about themselves, their fitness and sexuality. Who doesn’t like this bundle of three regardless of the offer price, duh?
They are not intimidating
Pink and purple are such sweet colors that they send a non-threatening signal right at the beginning. What you wear is your statement and the last thing you want, when you are trying to draw the person of your choice into a conversation, is a threatening statement! Oh, there are shades of pink that have caused partial blindness in me.
In any circumstance, it feels amazingly liberating to be able to choose the color of your clothes. When you follow a dress code, wear a pink or a purple shirt; it helps you stand out from the rest of the crowd. If you combine it with masculine accessories and attitude, you have more reasons to go to work than just work! Your clothes reflect your attitude, and a pink or purple shirt says a lot about how feminine or feministic you are.
So, my fellow men, get fit and get pink (or purple)!