Real Men Wear Pink Pittsburgh is partnering with other Pittsburgh businesses to raise money in the fight to cure Breast Cancer. Distinguished men in Pittsburgh,many of whom are leaders in their communities, will sport their pink ties and other accessories between July and October while conducting their fund raising efforts. Leigh's Lovely Gift Baskets, a gifting business in Pittsburgh, has partnered with one of the Real Men Wear Pink Pittsburgh candidates and will be donating a portion of designated gift sales through October 15. Leigh's Lovely Gift Baskets has a new website page dedicated to Real Men Wear Pink Pittsburgh candidates and will be supporting future Pittsburgh candidates with their fund raising efforts toward Breast Cancer. For the candidates supporters, raising funds while gift shopping online has never been easier! Every gift order bearing the designated fund raiser code RMWP10 will be credited towards the fundraising total raised by Pittsburgh candidates. Click on the Real Men Wear Pink Fundraiser banner at left to connect to Leigh's Real Men Wear Pink Fundraiser page for more information and to shop for gifts.
Leigh's Lovely Fundraiser page, "Real Men Wear Pink," features many La Bella Baskets gifts and flowers that are pink. Click on any photo to connect and shop directly from Leigh's online gift boutique store., More gifts can be found in each gift category. If you prefer to browse Leigh's online gift boutique, the La Bella Baskets link at the top of the Real Men Wear Pink Fundraiser page will connect you to Leigh's Home Page of her La Bella Baskets website. Remember to place RMWP10 in the Fund Raiser Code box at Check Out and Leigh will donate 10% of your gift purchase to the fundraiser.
Is pink a traditionally masculine or feminine color? Historically, pink has been worn by both men and women since the eighteenth century until the 1960's when gender specific infant clothing was introduced to meet the desires of expectant parents wanting to know the sex of their unborn babies. Pink was fashionable and masculine among eighteenth century Georgian men, who wore vivid shades of pink silk suits with floral embroidery, pink shoes and pink fans to stand out in public. In the early 1900's, the first pink dress shirt, designed by Brooks Brothers to target female college students,became a hit among college age males as it resonated well with the Ivy League look. Pink is making a comeback as a male wardrobe color choice. A 2012 study found that men who wore pink earned an average of $1,200.00 more per year. Want to learn more about the history and power of the color pink? Read about it in my sources below.
Leigh S., owner of Leigh's Lovely Gift Baskets