Real Men Wear Pink, With House Of Fraser

Craig of That Dapper Chap shares menswear from House Of Fraser to keep us in the pink this summer.

Pink is for girls right? Wrong. Real men wear pink, it’s official. If you’re going to do it, do it properly. I’d avoid an entirely pink look, you’ll just look like you’ve fallen into the candy floss machine at the local fairground. Instead keep it classy and team it with something more masculine like a great blazer or smart trousers and brogues.

So, if you want to embrace your inner pink grab something from the range available from House Of Fraser

The Pink Edit

The Burton Long sleeve linen blend shirt £28 at House of Fraser. Wear with navy chinos, brown brogues and belt for a summer smart look. Think an evening in the beer garden.

Burton Long sleeve linen blend shirt £28

Next we have the Criminal Harlem Stripe Short Sleeve T Shirt £20. Dress down with blue linen shorts and white pumps, chuck on some sunnies and you’re good to go. Alternatively wear it under a summer suit with loafers to smarten it up.

Criminal Harlem Stripe Short Sleeve Tshirt £20

Let your legs get some sun in these Travis Cotton Chino Shorts £45 by Criminal. I’d wear these with a white linen shirt, sleeved rolled up and a button or two open at the neck for a sexy summer style. Some boat shoes will finish the look.

Criminal Travis Cotton Chino Shorts £45

 This light sweater by Gant is going to keep the evening chill at bay so you can enjoy that beach party into the small hours. wear it over your shoulders for a preppy look. A white polo shirt and navy chino shorts will add to the preppy feel. Tortoiseshell sunglasses essential.

Gant crew neck jumper £90

 Keeping it preppy, the Henri Lloyd Taleford tee will look great with some slim fit jeans. A couple of rolls at the ankle will keep it summery and show off those tanned and toned legs. I’m not a fan of flip flops with jeans so opt for plain white lace up pumps.

Henri Lloyd   Taleford regular tee £30

This pale pink long sleeved shirt by Howick continues the preppy passion. I’d be tempted to wear this with some red chinos and throw on a red and navy cravat for ultimate dapper-prep. Add a navy blazer to increase your chic level, and you’re ready to board that yacht.

Howick long sleeve shirt £40

 I’m thinking that these Ted Baker Sorcor Slim Fit Cotton Chinos are more of a pale plum than a full on pink but they work for me and are classier as a result. Navy desert boots and crew neck sweater will look great with these for a relaxed summer vibe.

Ted Baker Sorcor Slim Fit Cotton Chinos £85

So, are you a guy who can pull off pink or a blue bloke who wouldn’t be seen dead in it? Leave a comment below and let me know how you’d wear it.


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