The top polo shirt for autumn is tipped to be pink. Yes, once again, the pink polo shirt is appearing on the catwalks, often not as a block colour but in a striped form with a dark green or a light blue or in a three colour stripe with light and dark brown.
But the solid pale pink colour is still very much around and ‘pink is making inroads into male attire’ is said by no less that Vogue Hommes International magazine. So what does this mean for the fashion conscious man, or just any man who wants to look smart without looking ridiculous?
• Don’t team your pink polo with red. It shouldn’t need to be said but it does happen that some men, perhaps the colour-blind ones, tend to wear red and pink together – it makes them look like a raspberry ripple ice-cream. Don’t do it.
• Pink needs strong colours to support it. While you shouldn’t wear red, do pick strong shades to support pink – it looks good with navy, black or British racing green, so wear it with a navy fleece for example, but grey or beige will simply wash out the colour.
• Solids and patterns. If your polo is a single solid colour, try teaming it with a pattern like herringbone trousers, a tweed jacket or even a marl jumper.
• Wear it with confidence. Pink looks great on most men, but it needs to be worn with panache. Don’t hide your pink polo away, under other clothing so only the collar peeks out, wear it with pride, putting a T-shirt underneath if it’s chilly weather.