The boys are in town!
Ironically in God's creation the male of the species is always the most colourful...think of the Cock Pheasant, the Peacock, the Lion, the Blackbird, Cock Sparrow, Bantam Cock, Mandrill etc.. It has been suggested that the drab nature of the female
enabled them to blend into their habitat so they could bring up children in safety and not be picked on by preditors whilst the boldly coloured male would be seen as a defence protecting his partner as a true Gentleman should... maybe a lesson for today?.
It was also thought that the health of the male was judged by the female by how bright his colours were! Ah well these are just theories by those who say they know!
Maybe, just maybe, the problem stems from the Reformation when Scriptural truth
was re-discovered & the great emphasis (rightly) was on the sinful nature of man, however as a sign of this nature men wore more black and drab clothes fearing that they would appear proud. So together with many other factors 'manliness' became associated
with dark drab colours. It has not always been this way.
Wearing colourful apparel does not mean you have gone all 'girly' or that you are proud and showy - you can wear bright colours and still like football and drink Real Ale And sing Rugby songs
to your colourful hearts delight being safe and secure in your manliness.