Men wearing the color pink is not really a sartorial adventure. But most versions of men wearing the traditionally feminine hue have tended to veer to the preppy (pink whales!), the novelty (pink ties!), the spoofy (think Shia LeBeouf’s hot pink leggings circa 2014) or the campy.
Of those that have managed some form of cisgender sophistication, none can really hold a candle to the warm masculinity that radiated from actor Jason Momoa on Monday night. The actor walked the red carpet with wife Lisa Bonet for the premiere of Apple TV’s new “See” series wearing a light pink satin suit, gray cashmere sweater, opal and turquoise statement necklace, numerous rings and a pair of light gray suede Christian Louboutin boots with a little heel, an ensemble that seemed to prove once and for all that even real, tough-looking men can — and maybe should — wear the flattering color pink.
Momoa is no stranger to typecasting. His acting career has been dominated by barbaric, manly-man roles and action heroes, like Aquaman or Khal Drogo on “Game of Thrones.” His new role on “See,” which premieres on Apple TV on Nov. 1, has him playing Baba Voss, a blind warrior from the future.
But the actor clearly hasn’t let that traditional, grizzly-man perception dampen his enthusiasm for the color pink, specifically a dusty pastel, millennial-esque hue that has become his signature over the past year. Momoa wore a pink tuxedo to the Oscars in February, a velvet dinner jacket and matching trousers that Karl Lagerfeld custom designed for the 6-foot-4 actor. He also wore a pink suede jacket to the Season 8 premiere of “Game of Thrones” in April. On both occasions, Momoa wore a matching scrunchie on his wrist — an aptly chosen accessory if there ever was one to effectively twist traditional standards of masculinity even further around the proverbial man bun.
As it turns out, Momoa has even done a shoe collaboration in pink. In September, he teamed up with outdoor brand So iLL for a capsule of climbing bags and sneakers, half of which were done in a color they’ve named “Dirty Pink,” but there’s also a “Black Wolf” shade for fans who still prefer manly basic black.
We can’t wait to see what’s next for Momoa’s rosy wardrobe. Rose quartz dagger necklaces? Dusty pink platform sandals?