'Men in pink shirts have fatter salaries'

Nov 22 2012, 14:18 IST
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Men in pink shirts have fatter salaries (Thinkstock) Men in pink shirts have fatter salaries (Thinkstock)
SummaryNot just higher pay, even female colleagues bestow greater attention on flashy dressers.

Pink is the colour of a man!

Men who wear pink colour shirts to work earn 1,000 pounds more per year than those who favour traditional colours such as white or blue, a new UK study has found.

Researchers also found men who wear pink are more likely to get compliments from female colleagues and are more confident characters in their office.

A poll of 1,500 male office workers found a typical pink shirt wearer earns 1,000 pounds more a year than those who opt for other colours, the 'Daily Mail' reported.

One in four men feels more attractive in a pink shirt and those who frequently wear purple or lilac have the most office romances, while those who prefer blue have the least.

The research also found that men who wear pink are also twice as likely to have a Master's degree than those who favour white shirts, with one in ten pink shirt wearers having a PHD.

"You can tell a lot about someone by the colour they wear. Pink is a colour more men have been embracing recently and it's encouraging that they are not afraid to experiment with brighter colours," Stephanie Thiers-Ratcliffe, International Marketing Manager for Cotton USA, which commissioned the study, said.

The study also found men who favour shirts with green tones are most likely to be late for work, while white shirt wearers are the most punctual.

And if you are trying for a promotion then it's best to dress in a purple shirt, the survey found.

One in twenty people said there was rivalry between the male members of staff over who looks the best and well over half said they like to make an effort with their image.

Surprisingly 42 per cent of men said they ironed their own shirts but a flash one in 20 pays someone to do it for them.

Over a quarter have their shirts ironed for them by their wife or girlfriend, although 13 per cent still rely on mothers to press their clothes.

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