Asking a serious question while simultaneously denigrating men who might prefer colors. The humorous response was entirely appropriate... and humorous.
Also note that only some cultures restrict men in such a way. That's why us Americans sometimes think European men aren't manly enough. We American men aren't comfortable except in a more narrowly defined masculine identity.
I'm guessing that you're also not a fan of the trend that has today's boys wearing tight "girl pants". Baggy for life, I got your back.
I could get past the color, but not the jewelry and fancy logos.
I have lived in Italy. Many women there are more masculine than the men- not that there's anything wrong with that.
Don't get me started on 'men' who wear jeans off the butt.