It Takes a Real Man to Wear Pink Pants


D. Wade

It takes a real man to wear pink. Especially bright, Pepto Bismol pink. Or, perhaps it just takes a professional athlete who can beat and/or buy and sell you for trying to mock their color palette.

Miami Heat star Dwayne Wade showed up last week before Game 6 of the team's series against the Indiana Pacers rocking pink pants, a white button-down shirt, and an accessory that Black Sports Online's Robert Littal refers to as "a Wonder Woman cuff." In truth, rather than a metallic gold bracelet the item appears to be a random piece of leather tied around Wade's wrist.

Whatever floats your boat. 

The color of the pants is a bold selection. I can't say that I would recommend it to most other men, but Wade somehow pulls it off. I suppose that's what having a 6'4, athletic frame will do for ya.

And while we're on the subject of long, lean frames with a penchant for pink pants, I would be remiss in not mentioning the getup worn by Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver, the latest NFL star to win "Dancing with the Stars." This was also last week, so I'm guessing that some sort of memo went out to male athletes to buy pink pants and wear them as soon as possible.


Donald Driver, dancer extraordinaire

Driver did Wade one better and wore a whole pink ensemble. In fairness, it's not like Donald was planning to, oh, I don't know, show up to a game in what he wore. Dancing outfits are meant to be over the top so we'll forgive him this transgression. But man, if you're going to go for pink, I'm not sure why it has to be the retina-burning kind. Mon dieu.

Pink pants on professional athletes who are not figure skaters--yay or nay? Trying to rock Driver's getup in particular for a regular person could be a bit much but hey, he's famous on a dancing contest and is comfortable enough with himself to wear all pink. I can't knock that.

And as for Wade, I kind of want that outfit myself so I suppose he must be granted a fashion defense.

Now off to check out Ann Taylor's website to see if they have a similar pair of pants in my size.

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