Men who wear pink shirts to work earn more and are better qualified than those who favour traditional colours such as white or blue, it has emerged.

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

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

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.

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.

Stephanie Thiers-Ratcliffe, International Marketing Manager for Cotton USA, which commissioned the study, said: 'You can tell a lot about someone by the colour they wear.
美国国际棉花协会的国际市场经理Stephanie Thiers-Ratcliffe 是该项调查的发起人,她表示:“从一个人对衣服颜色的选择你就能看出很多东西。”

'Pink is a colour more men have been embracing recently and it's encouraging that they are not afraid to experiment with brighter colours.

'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.

'Men appear loyal to cotton when it comes to fabrics, but with colours and styles of shirts, men can experiment just as much as women can.

The report also found men who favour shirts with green tones are the most likely to be late for work, whilst white shirt fans are the most punctual, the survey found.

And if you are trying for a promotion then it's best to dress in a purple shirt, it emerged. In the last five years men who are likely to wear purple shirts have had the most pay rises, so it's no wonder that one in twenty of them drive a car that's worth £20,000 or more.

Pink shirt wearers on the other hand are more likely to have a low carbon footprint as half of them insist on taking public transport to work.

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

More than half of men polled said ironing shirts was an irritating job, with the average man spending 24 minutes every week on making their shirts crease free.

Stephanie Thiers-Ratcliffe added: 'A crease free shirt is crucial to looking smart and professional, but ironing can be a laborious task - making easy iron 100 per cent cotton items increasingly popular.'
Stephanie 补充说道:“无褶皱的衬衣会让人看起来十分聪明和专业,但熨烫的确是耗时费力的工作——方便熨烫的全棉衬衣似乎更受大家的欢迎。”