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Old 03-29-2016, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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While it is a long way out if/when me and my future wife have a baby boy since I am not married yet, I was wondering, should we buy pink clothes for a potential future baby boy? Pink is my signature color, and I would like my son to grow up to have pink as his favorite color like me buy buying him pink clothes.

As long as the clothing doesn't look girly, I would think it would be okay. Perhaps some little pink polo shirts would be fine.

What does anyone here think?
You are oddly fixated on color. How about a wardrobe of various colors?

As for pink, I think colors in general have become mostly unisex now. A male child would be hounded mercilessly for wearing pink once upon a time (the so-called 'good old days') but today is different. I've had this very discussion with my wife, who teaches elementary school. Of course, ultimately your child will determine their own favorite colors. Let them be themselves, not who you want them to be.

Gender roles, though they definitely still exist, are no longer as starkly delineated nor as rigidly enforced by peers as they once were.
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Old 03-29-2016, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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While it is OK to wear pink everyone knows real men use their favorite football team's colors as their "signature colors" ---- Tongue in cheek people, please don't throw tomatoes
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Old 03-29-2016, 01:05 PM
 
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Buying your child (of either sex) lots of pink clothes because you love pink is almost a sure-fire way to guarantee that he or she will loathe and reject pink at an early age.

Take it from a parent of three.
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Old 03-29-2016, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Thoughts pre-child: I really hope they love pink as much as I do!!!

Thoughts post-child: I don't care what color it is, just get dressed so we can leave the house!!

Revel in your pre-child bliss...
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Old 03-29-2016, 01:39 PM
 
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While it is a long way out if/when me and my future wife have a baby boy since I am not married yet, I was wondering, should we buy pink clothes for a potential future baby boy? Pink is my signature color, and I would like my son to grow up to have pink as his favorite color like me buy buying him pink clothes.

As long as the clothing doesn't look girly, I would think it would be okay. Perhaps some little pink polo shirts would be fine.

What does anyone here think?
Mr. Jazz, this is silly to be honest. Your child will decide what their own favorite color is. Why do you want to brainwash your kid to also have pink as his "signature color"? Don't you want your kid to have a mind of his own?
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Old 03-29-2016, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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This has got to be one of the nuttiest threads I have read on here recently.
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Old 03-29-2016, 01:51 PM
 
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Pink is my signature color, and I would like my son to grow up to have pink as his favorite color like me buy buying him pink clothes.
So you want to control the favorite color of a future son.

Rotsa ruck.
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Old 03-29-2016, 04:13 PM
 
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So you want to control the favorite color of a future son.

Rotsa ruck.
Yup. My sons went through a pink stage( shirts only), on their own. It didn't last, even though they got lots of positive responses from their female friends.

Let your future, unknown, wife handle the clothing purchases for your future, unknown children.
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Old 03-29-2016, 04:23 PM
 
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While it is a long way out if/when me and my future wife have a baby boy since I am not married yet, I was wondering, should we buy pink clothes for a potential future baby boy? Pink is my signature color, and I would like my son to grow up to have pink as his favorite color like me buy buying him pink clothes.

As long as the clothing doesn't look girly, I would think it would be okay. Perhaps some little pink polo shirts would be fine.

What does anyone here think?
I wouldn't put an infant boy in pink for one simple reason - people will assume he is a girl. The problem is not that they will think it - I mean, who cares, all babies look unisex - but rather that when the person is told he's a boy they will be embarrassed. So I'd avoid pink at first because it will cause a lot of awkward social situations.
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Old 03-29-2016, 04:42 PM
 
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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The color you dress your child in is unlikely to have much of a bearing of what color they like.

Case in point: I was a girl who was always dressed in pink. As soon as I was old enough to verbalize my choices, I wanted nothing to do with the color and preferred yellow, purple, and blue.

Why is it so important to you that your nonexistent child (and nonexistent wife?) conform to your preferences? If you want some kind of guarantee, skip the child and get a dog. He won't care what color coat you put on him.
Briscoe, my male Maltese mix sported a pink hoodie with multi polka dots, during the Winter months. He was warm and happy.
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