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In recent years, the medical field has destroyed the misconception that men cannot be affected by breast cancer. From legendary actor Richard Roundtree to talk show host Montel Williams, these survivors are advocates for why men should regularly check their chest for unfamiliar lumps.
According to theNational Breast Cancer Association, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Each year it is estimated that approximately 2,190 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
When it comes to wearing the color pink, celebrity fashion stylistGroovey Lewhopes to do away with similar stereotypes, especially in support of loved ones during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The famed stylist points out that one of the biggest fashion delusions is that the color pink is feminine. “Colors shouldn’t be limited to a person’s sex or gender. Colors are an expression of feeling and energy,” he explains toBET Styleexclusively.
Often recognized for his dapper selections for celebrities that includeBiggie Smalls,Sean “Diddy” Combs,Nipsey Hussle,andLil Wayne,Lewsays that there are many ways men can confidently wear pink to support the breast cancer movement.
He suggests turning to celebrities likeCam’ron, Cam Newton,Prince,andJimmy Hendrixfor inspiration. “Remember, we are the sons, husbands, fathers, and brothers of women who may be affected by breast cancer,” he explains. “To wear pink, have confidence within yourself.”
This month, Lew personally advises men to slow-walk it and start by experimenting with a variety of pink hues in their everyday wardrobe. Think headbands, durags, belts, socks, ties, hats, suspenders, socks, and sneakers.
After becoming more comfortable with the pieces above, Lew encourages incorporating the charming color into hoodies, sweatsuits, and even suits. “Take your time and rock the pieces that work for you,” he adds. “And know that pink is a Godly color that represents love.”
We love to hear it! Below, see celebrity men who wear pink with confidence and sophistication.
1. Anthony Anderson
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Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Spotify (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Spotify)
3. Chris Brown
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5. Terry Crews
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6. Kanye West Photo by Brian Killian/WireImage (Photo by Brian Killian/WireImage)
7. Pink Sweat$
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9. Colman Domingo
Photo by Matt Petit/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images (Photo by Matt Petit/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images)
10. Nick Cannon Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
11. Tyson Beckford
Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Victoria’s Secret (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Victoria’s Secret)
13. Cam’ron Photo by Johnny Nunez/Getty Images for Spotify (Photo by Johnny Nunez/Getty Images for Spotify)