Manly Pink: The photos

This entry was published at least two years ago (originally posted on May 15, 2004). Since that time the information may have become outdated or my beliefs may have changed (in general, assume a more open and liberal current viewpoint). A fuller disclaimer is available.

I got my friend Jessica to wander around with me today and play photographer so that I could fulfill my earlier promise of posing in pink t-shirts, kilt, and boots in return for assistance with the redesign of my website.

So, without further ado: me in pink!

Pink is the New Black

My least favorite of the three shirts — “Pink is the New Black”. Clever, but I’m not overly fond of the typestyle or the primarily white lettering.

Tough Guys Wear Pink

My second favorite of the three — “Tough Guys Wear Pink”. While it’s a bit too pink for me to wear on a regular basis (though I will be wearing it to the Vogue tonight), I do like it, and it will definitely get worn from time to time.

Skull and Crossbones

Definitely my favorite of the three, quite possibly because it’s the one with the least overall amount of pink. I’m just not much of a pink person most of the time — heck, it’s rare for my wardrobe to have much of any color in it at all! Still, even aside from that, this one just makes me laugh…something about the juxtaposition of the black shirt, the skull and crossbones, and the cute bright pink coloring.

After we’d finished shooting these shots in Freeway Park, we decided to continue the experiment. I changed back into the “Tough Guys Wear Pink” shirt and we went wandering through downtown Seattle. I have to admit, the outfit got some wonderful reactions from people — grins and laughs from some people, some appreciative whoops from some girls out with their dates for prom, and a “Hell yeah!” from a guy on his way to prom who was dressed in an all-white suit with a pink tie.

All in all, a very successful outing.