The geniuses in the fashion industry expect men to wear shirts and ties like this:
Quoting the article:
The list of designers doing ties in subdued colors nevertheless includes Salvatore Ferragamo, Ermenegildo Zegna and Giorgio Armani. Paul Stuart increased its pastel tie offerings by 30%, adding more teal, peach and mint green. Joseph Abboud says pastels account for 35% of its spring ties, up from 20% last year. And Brooks Brothers is showing some without the navy blue accents it has traditionally used to make its pastel ties seem safe.
Sorry to break it to these fashionistas, but none of those combos looks all that great, even when limiting the choices to pastel-on-pastel. And those middle two, especially, make any guy look at least a little bit gay.
Unprofessional, too. Come on, admit it, if you went to see a doctor, lawyer, accountant, or any other professional person, and they were dressed like this, the first thought that runs through your head is likely to be “well, he dresses like crap, so deduct 5 points for that.”
This is not a recipe for sales volume.
Memo to the fashion industry:
- Most men like to look like men.
- And the ones who don’t, well, they already seem to manage just fine, without wearing pastel ties and pastel shirts.