May 28, 2009, - 3:08 pm

Men–The New Women–Alert: Don’t Call it “Pink”; It’s “Man-genta”

By Debbie Schlussel
I’ve written before about how gay fashion designers (oops, I repeat myself) are trying to make men into women by dressing them in pink and other feminine details.
But since dumbed down pop culture can’t force men to wear pink or display pink decor, they’ve come up with a new euphemism for pink, “mangenta.

As the founder and chief executive of Joie de Vivre hotels, Chip Conley is known for quirky, cutting-edge decors. But some of his investors balked when he planned a hotel interior and a financial-district restaurant that featured hot pink.
So he and his designers picked a new name for the color in their scheme: “mangenta.”


Real Men Don’t Wear Mangenta

Is pink the new black?
No longer relegated to the garish masses, the saturated pink shades known as fuchsia and magenta are suddenly haute. They are cropping up in all sorts of unexpected places, including building exteriors, sofas, shoes and iPhones. British designer Clive Christian, who accepts only clients who know better than to ask the cost of their “couture” kitchens, has created a concept design for the “Alpha Kitchen” that’s aglow with hot pink LED lighting.

Hint: If your kitchen is pink, er . . . “mangenta,” there ain’t nothin’ “Alpha” about it. Even Al Gore doesn’t need wardrobe consultant/feminist Naomi Wolf to tell him that.

Fuchsia is a leading color for fall in both womenswear and menswear. Hot pink ties drip from the racks of the upscale new Neapolitan Men store in Winnetka, Ill. . . .
“This is a somewhat unusual color trend,” says Dean White, executive vice president of merchandising at Paul Fredrick, where sales of hot pink ties have doubled to 6% of sales from 3% in the past year. “In the ’80s, sales in pink neckwear were very good, but that was in a more traditional shade of light pink.” . . .
“Pink represents a certain playfulness and confidence, particularly in men,” says Simon Maloney, head of buying and production for shirtmaker Thomas Pink, where pink is selling well and will be marketed as a key color for fall.

Nothing wrong with a light pink oxford shirt. My dad had a very pale pink Ralph Lauren oxford-cloth button-down that looked sharp with a conservative navy suit and tie. That’s one thing.
But this mangenta thing–hot pink–on a guy is entirely another. Just ridiculous.
This isn’t just some joke about quiche. If you wear mangenta, you are not a man.

19 Responses

If a guy walked into my office looking like this picture, I know I would bust out laughing. I would be in a no win situation, either I would beat up a pansy, or I would get beat up by a pansy. You can’t win either way.

Rocky on May 28, 2009 at 4:09 pm

That is pink no matter what they say-no real man would dress like that

mindy1 on May 28, 2009 at 4:45 pm

Pink screams “girly.” No man would be caught dead in it – or with it – unless he’s gay. Its not a guy’s color.

NormanF on May 28, 2009 at 4:55 pm

the word that comes to mind is “Man-Gina”… but I prefer to say it is just ASS.

SimonStudio on May 28, 2009 at 4:57 pm

Any so called man walked into my office or front door looking like that momo up top, I’d sic my dog on him and run him right out the door.

Chicagoray on May 28, 2009 at 5:53 pm

Don’t sick your dog on him. If the dog catches gay from the pink wearing fella, then he’s gotta go. You’d have no choice but to shoot your dog.
Make it easy on yourself and put one or more rounds into the pink shirt. Dead center.
I see more and more “men” carrying purses, wearing ear rings and flitting about. The world is going to hell in a hand basket. When islam takes over, almost everyone will have to wear a burkha.

AntiJihad on May 28, 2009 at 6:57 pm

I’m a woman and I will NEVER wear pink of any shade. I am not gay – married 50 years – but pink makes me retch.

Jamieos on May 28, 2009 at 10:06 pm

well, i painted my room once and the color turned out to be similar to pepto bismol but it was not intentional

drewnyc on May 28, 2009 at 10:09 pm

the enemy teaches their boys to kill
from the moment they are born.
we, on the other hand, seem to be breeding
limp pussies like this jackass.
we are screwed.

kaps on May 29, 2009 at 12:17 am

You forgot to mention ‘fuchsia’ – one of the default colors for text in some older versions of MS Outlook.
Also, the color – isn’t it ‘magenta’? The color one gets by inverting green in computer imaging. Or actually, one of the primary printer colors (the other 2 being cyan and yellow)

Infidel Pride on May 29, 2009 at 3:23 am

Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to the dark side. Only evil people deal in absolutes.
I never would think someone is less of a man b/c of the color of his shirt (or the color of his skin for that matter). Clothes don’t make the man.
I remember meeting football legend Walter Payton once as a child and specifically, I recall his pink shirt. While poor Walter passed away in recent years, I would defy anyone at the time to say to his face that he wasn’t a real man. He was so tough that his nickname was Sweetness.

Alex Reager on May 29, 2009 at 10:56 am

First the psychopaths in the fasion industry tried to turn women into little boys, now this.
At least it will make it easy to spot the effeminate, little wimps a mile away.
I’ll stick to my black t-shirts and jeans.

Tempus Fugit on May 29, 2009 at 12:58 pm

If a man walked in somewhere I was dressed like that dude…I would simply laugh my a** off. Sorry, that these so-called designers think they can suddenly change how men preceive fashion and take too far over board. These designers are targeting the woman to make their men metro-sexual. Though this happens to some degree. I found most men are just typical men. The stick to their normal business attire and causal wear.
I will admit I like to dress accordingly for the ocassion. And usually prefer jeans if I can get away with it. But, I will be damned if some gay designer is going to ditate to me what is considered fashionable. And I never had a complaint from my wife, family or friends in what I wear. Have real men design stuff for us. Not just a man who wants to be a woman.

Tenn Scholar on May 29, 2009 at 1:39 pm

“gay fashion designers (oops, I repeat myself)” LMAO!!
I see it everyday in California. I just shake my head. Ever gone into a Starbucks and ordered coffee and the “guys” have the effeminate voices and the “ladies” are all butched out? Gay men run most of all fashion design in America and everything is churned out on their perverted whims.
As for Alex get a grip. “Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to the dark side. Only evil people deal in absolutes.”
How about fear leads to anger. Anger leads to motivation. Motivation leads to getting shit done!! Only motivated people make changes that are necessary. Ever thought of that a**hole?

californiascreaming on May 29, 2009 at 2:57 pm

Too funny. I would double dog dare that pink model to go to a gun store dressed like that! Or a motorcycle shop, or a lumber yard…

Richard on May 29, 2009 at 4:23 pm

Californiascreaming–Interesting theory. My words were a silly movie quote from Star Wars. However, this post was presented in such a black and white fashion that it actually seemed appropriate. So, I think I’ve “got my grip.”
However, lets explore your well thought-out words. You said, “How about fear leads to anger. Anger leads to motivation. Motivation leads to getting shit done!! Only motivated people make changes that are necessary. Ever thought of that a**hole?” That sounds like the slogan for the KKK. Get riled up because youÔø?re afraid of something, then get angry, and finally go lynch some black folks or burn down some JewÔø?s place of business. Ôø?Get shit doneÔø?, right?
You really think people motivated by fear AND THEN TAKING ACTION is the best way to go?
And you call ME a**hole? Unbelievable.

Alex Reager on May 29, 2009 at 5:02 pm

Alex, let explore my words. Fear leads to Anger. We got bombed in Pearl Harbor. Anger leads to Motivation. A generation was Motivated and took on the challenge of World War II. Motivation leads to getting sh*t done!! We won World War II and saved Europe. Only Motivated people make changes that are necessary. Sitting back and pussyfooting around would have led to the destruction of America. If we used this philosophy on terrorism and illegal aliens these problems would already be solved. Now North Korea and Iran still are a threat along with Pakistan because we won’t take care of business.

californiascreaming on May 29, 2009 at 10:19 pm

put the new age books down, get off
of the meds and donate your pastels to
and learn to use the keyboard.

kaps on May 30, 2009 at 12:38 pm

“if your wear Magenta you are not a man” “real men dont wear pink” could someone tell me what a “real man” actually is and tell me if you yourself fit that criteria or do you define the safety of your own masculinity by negating everything “different???? I bet Alot of “real men” like magenta but youll never know it because they are afraid of being labeled “THE OTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!” (gay effeminate etc) wtf does even pink mean? baby girls dont come out of the womb with pink dresses and high heels (thank god) they look just like male babies

Aaron on December 13, 2010 at 2:34 pm

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