Men who wear pink shirts earn 1,000 pounds a year more than peers
Men who wear pink shirts to work earn more and are better qualified than those who favour traditional colours like white or blue, researchers say.
Researchers also found that men who wear pink are more likely to get compliments from female colleagues and are more confident characters in the office.
The poll of 1,500 male office workers found that a typical pink shirt wearer earns 1,000 pounds more a year than those who opt for other colours.
One in four men feel more attractive in a pink shirt and those who frequently wear purple or lilac have the most office romances, while those who prefer blue have the least.
Men who wear pink are also twice as likely to have a Master's degree as compared to those who favour white shirts, with one in ten pink shirt wearers having a PHD.
"You can tell a lot about someone by the colour they wear," the Daily mail quoted Stephanie Thiers-Ratcliffe, International Marketing Manager for Cotton USA, which commissioned the study, as saying.
"Pink is a colour more men have been embracing recently and it's encouraging that they are not afraid to experiment with brighter colours.
"We spend most of our days at work and it's good for company standards, our own confidence and work ethic to remain smart, but that doesn't mean you have to be boring.
"Men appear loyal to cotton when it comes to fabrics, but with colours and styles of shirts, men can experiment just as much as women can.
"Colour aside, clothing material is also an important factor for what you wear to work," she said.
The study also found that men who favour shirts with green tones are the most likely to be late for work, whilst white shirt fans are the most punctual.
On the other hand, those trying for a promotion should dress in a purple shirt, it emerged.