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Richer in Pink

By on January 16, 2013 in Office Workers, Workwear

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A US poll has found that male office workers who wear pink shirts to the office are more confident and earn more money than co-workers who wear shirts of other colours.

Men who wore pink shirts made an average $1,600 (or £1,000) more than men who wore shirts of other colours. The poll also showed that pinkers were also more likely to be better educated and feel more attractive. They were also more likely to be eco-friendly and ride public transport.

Meanwhile, wearers of lilac or purple were more likely to be involved in office romances.

“You can tell a lot about someone by the colour they wear," said Stephanie Thiers-Ratcliffe international marketing manager of Cotton USA who commissioned the poll.

“Pink is a colour more men have been embracing recently and it’s encouraging that they are not afraid to experiment with brighter colours,” said Thiers-Ratcliffe. “We spend most of our days at work and it’s good for company standards, our own confidence and work ethic to remain smart, but that doesn’t mean you have to be boring.”


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