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.