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The 3 Best Shirt Colours To Wear On A Date

Posted on: 14th Feb, 2018

First impressions really count. According to a recent survey, over 90% of people remember what their partner was wearing on their first date – which goes some way to illustrating the importance of your attire! As it’s Valentine’s Day today, you may have already got your outfit picked out tonight for your date, especially if it’s an established relationship. But if you’re just starting out in a new relationship or you’re meeting someone new entirely, we’ve got some great advice on the most ideal colours to wear.

Try Blue For Your Bespoke Shirts

blue shirting fabric

If you’re a regular reader of our blog you’ll already know that you can rarely go wrong with blue. It’s a classic choice that’s equally well regarded by both men and women, which means it’s a great option if you want to play it safe. Blue cotton fabric sends strong subliminal messages that make for great first impressions. A blue fabric like our King TF Blue Striped Fabric projects a sense of peacefulness, trustworthiness and loyalty, just to name a few – all very attractive prospects when it comes to relationships! As well as its calming effect, blue also gives the wearer the sense of intelligence, and a sensible look that doesn’t lean too far to being too stern or too serious. Finally, it’s famously versatile, which means that if you’re going for a darker navy hue, you can easily pair it with some bold statement colours. Speaking of which…

Pink Makes Your Outfit Pop

man in pink shirt

Believe it or not, several surveys have indicated that lots of women think pink looks very attractive on a man. It’s often easily dismissed offhand as a feminine colour, like many bespoke cotton shirts, it’s all about how you wear it. If you wear it well, you can turn its perceived weakness into a strength by looking bold enough to defy the popular fashion stereotypes, turning it into a symbol of confidence. (Our Balmoral 230 pink herringbone fabric is perfect for a shade of pink that makes a statement but isn’t too overpowering.) It’s worth pointing out here that back in the 18th century, pink was seen as a man’s colour because it was a variation of red, making it strong and warlike.

Don’t forget, pink is a statement colour, which means that you can’t go too full-on with too many other bold colours, or it will make your outfit look loud and distracting. In terms of your trousers, darker colours like black or navy blue can really anchor your outfit, allowing pink to stay in the spotlight.

Get Your Outfit Ready With Red

man in red bespoke shirt

We couldn’t go without mentioning red. It’s the classic colour of boldness, determination, confidence and passion, all of which are ideal fits for the dating scene. As with pink, though, the trick with red is not to go too loud, or you can risk straying too far over the line into looking arrogant or even aggressive – a particularly common mistake that men make with red shirting fabrics.

And while you should certainly take these guidelines on colour into account, there’s always the golden rule to remember – wear whatever you feel most comfortable in. Putting yourself at ease through your dress will translate to feeling confident and comfortable in conversation – which is exactly what you want for dating!

You can pick your preferred colours through our extensive range of coloured fabrics. If if you’re looking for advice or answers to any questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01282 698 662.