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In The Pink

Have you ever wondered where the saying “in the pink” comes from?  Well, here’s the answer which I stumbled upon on luxury shirt maker Thomas Pink’s website.

“Pink was set up in 1984 by three Irish brothers – James, Peter and John Mullen. Their idea was to reinvent the traditional Jermyn Street shirt, taking it to a wider, aspirational audience. The brand name Thomas Pink came from an 18th century London tailor known for making sought-after red hunting jackets. If you were lucky enough to own one, you were said to be ‘in the pink’.”

I see that Thomas Pink offers a traveller range these days.  They also do women’s clothing, which I hadn’t realised until now.  According to their website they deliver to “most countries”, so if you’re a fan of top quality shirts and want to buy online, please click on the advert above.

PG Author: Kay McMahon

Kay has been an expat for nearly 30 years. She set up the British Expat website back in early 2000, whilst living in London and missing the expat life. These days she spends much of her time lugging computers and cameras around the world. (Dave gets to deal with all the really heavy stuff.)

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