The Return Of Pink And Green?

You’re probably so desperate for a nice spring day that you would be willing to don pink and green and prance in public in exchange for one balmy day.

According to the new Lands’ End spring preview catalog, the notorious preppy combo of pink and green might make a comeback. Time wil tell. — CC

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18 Comments on "The Return Of Pink And Green?"

  1. whiskeydent | February 2, 2019 at 2:27 pm |

    You’re not trying hard enough if you stop at pink and green. Go all out: pink and lavender!

  2. Simplex Munditiis | February 2, 2019 at 3:25 pm |

    Who needs pink and green when we’ve got navy blue and white?

  3. Henry Hopkins | February 2, 2019 at 3:41 pm |

    Perfect colors for pretty’s little girls.

  4. Trevor Jones | February 2, 2019 at 4:24 pm |

    Nothing wrong with it if done right. My masculinity certainly isn’t threatened by bright colors…

  5. Both great color combos!

    Best Regards,


  6. Carmelo Pugliatti | February 2, 2019 at 8:56 pm |

    “Pink and green” is back for Us Army too.

  7. The return? I never knew they left! I have pink and green polo shirts by RL.

  8. Chuck Hopkins | February 3, 2019 at 12:13 am |

    Trevor Jones,
    Why the need to advertise the fact that one’s masculinity isn’t threatened?

  9. A return of pink ? Pink has never been ‘out’.

  10. Old School Tie | February 3, 2019 at 7:59 am |

    My combos will be navy and white with one other colour from yellow, orange or bright green. I might wear chinos too, I think. Limited palette this spring.

  11. Gray Downtown Look | February 3, 2019 at 3:00 pm |

    No, thanks.

  12. Cuff Shooter | February 4, 2019 at 12:24 am |

    @Carmelo Pugliatti

    I hope the Army sticks with it. It’s a good looking uniform. They should never have dropped it. [Insert joke about Army constantly changing uniforms.]

  13. Evan Everhart | February 4, 2019 at 2:52 pm |

    That combo never really goes out. I typically wear either a pink or a white shirt with my olive green suits. Not so wild on the bright Kelly green, but loden and olive and muddy pale green like Uncle Ralph seems to favor, all look great with pink. Pale pink for me though.

    On a related but tangential topic; I know that this is probably anathema to many on here, but I’m not a fan of blue shirts; striped or solid. I have a few, but find that I almost never wear them. I just don’t really care for them. I’ll take a pink shirt any day and twice on Sunday over any blue shirt, but white shirts are still Aces with me.

    I am very pleased to see that the marketing powers that be are pushing this harmonious and pleasing color combination of pink and green – Dad’d be pleased.

  14. Charlottesville | February 4, 2019 at 5:13 pm |

    I rather like the combination, but can’t recall wearing pink and bright green together recently. However, I’m a big fan of pink, and as Evan points out, pink goes well with olive. I have a tie that includes both pink and light blue stripes on a medium green ground, and it looks great in warm weather. However, as general rule I suppose that the combination of pink and Kelly green looks best on youngsters.

  15. Johnny Bravo | February 6, 2019 at 5:55 pm |

    Pink and green on frat boys says: “I’m probably going to be charged with date rape at some point in my future?”
    Just kidding…lol

  16. Vern Trotter | February 9, 2019 at 11:01 am |

    “Pink makes the boys wink.” Sweet Briar was the original with pink and green school colors. Student pop. about 300. Est. 1901. Young ladies brought their maids and horses with them.

  17. The classic preppy pink and green is an ivy standard. To quote the TOPH it’s “hot pink and wild lime green” (p.156). With the Spring collections now on exhibit, its time to get properly dressed for the season.

  18. elder prep | March 13, 2019 at 2:17 pm |

    One other thing, in the photo, does the gentleman on the left have his green sweater tucked into his pants? Or just pulled up to display his belt buckle? It looks strange.

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