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Old 04-24-2019, 01:19 PM
 
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Go into the mens section of any department store and all you see is pineapples and flamingos on everything?


There's nothing wrong with this. I'm just curious about the background of this trend. It's almost as annoying as the emojis-on-everything trend a few years back.
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Old 04-24-2019, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I'm assuming these are summer clothes? Because ... Summer's coming.
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Old 04-24-2019, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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I have seen this trend for the past few years in spring/summer collections, one of my shirts from spring 2017 is a pink oxford button-down shirt with green pelican print (yes, I know these aren't flamingoes, but I have seen quite a few similar trends in spring/summer fashion).
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Old 04-24-2019, 01:48 PM
 
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I think you're supposed to think "retro Hawaiian shirt". At least, that's what I think, when I see these prints. (Personally, I think they're fun.)
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Old 04-25-2019, 08:08 AM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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It's not just menswear. Every year our store gets 'themes' for party decor and novelty items, guess what the theme is for this summer? Pineapples, flamingos and cacti.
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Old 04-25-2019, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I have seen this trend for the past few years in spring/summer collections, one of my shirts from spring 2017 is a pink oxford button-down shirt with green pelican print (yes, I know these aren't flamingoes, but I have seen quite a few similar trends in spring/summer fashion).

I wish you'd post some pics of your interesting pink clothes.....
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Old 04-25-2019, 04:09 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Go into the mens section of any department store and all you see is pineapples and flamingos on everything?


There's nothing wrong with this. I'm just curious about the background of this trend. It's almost as annoying as the emojis-on-everything trend a few years back.
Small pineapples have always been a staple of men's preppy clothes and golf wear.

The Flamingo motif has been out for a few years now - or longer. My husband bought a shirt like that a few Summers ago.

They are just fun and I like them! If you do not, there are plenty of clothes without these motifs that are available.
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Old 04-25-2019, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Sunny South Florida
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The tiny pineapple prints (or flamingos or palm trees) have been on polo shirts for years, and they've always screamed "obnoxious preppy" to me. In the past two years or so they've been showing up on casual pants and shorts, which....is a different level of eye-roll in my opinion, but I assume is the natural progression of preppy types who want to feel like they're pushing the envelope. I doubt Muffy or Buffy will refuse to be seen at the country club with Chip wearing those silly clothes. I mean, look at the ridiculous "fashions" worn on golf courses over the decades. But the average guy might take a bit more convincing.
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Old 04-25-2019, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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I wish you'd post some pics of your interesting pink clothes.....
Here is my pink pelican print shirt.
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Old 04-26-2019, 09:32 AM
 
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Out of idle curiosity, I did a google image search for men’s summer shirts. Sure enough the first result (top left corner) had pineapples all over it. LOL

It doesn’t really bother me. In fact, I’d love to have my husband experiment a little more with fashion. His rule of thumb is never wear shirts with more than two colors in them with white and black included as colors. So, white with blue stripes = OK. But white with blue and green stripes = not OK. Oh yes, and solid pink is not an option. Yawn.
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