Thursday, June 09, 2005

Watch Out! Here Comes The "New (Continental) Man"

Apparently based on a study done by European fashion industry insiders, the industry has planned a massive change in strategy based on the study's vision of the coming "new man." Here's how the report was summarized yesterday to Fashion Group International (in Paris, of course):

"The masculine ideal is being completely modified. All the traditional male values of authority, infallibility, virility and strength are being completely overturned," said Pierre Francois Le Louet, the agency's managing director.

Instead today's males are turning more towards "creativity, sensitivity and multiplicity," as seen already in recent seasons on the catwalks of Paris and Milan.

Arnold Schwarznegger and Sylvester Stallone are being replaced by the 21st-century man who "no longer wants to be the family super-hero", but instead has the guts to be himself, to test his own limits.

"We are watching the birth of a hybrid man. ... Why not put on a pink-flowered shirt and try out a partner-swapping club?" asked Le Louet, stressing that the study had focused on men aged between 20 and 35.

So now I have this question for all of this blog's readers who are women: How many of you would be attracted to a man who shows up for a first date in a pink-flowered shirt and expresses his enthusiasm for partner-swapping?

This story will be very useful the next time my son asks me for a working definition of the word "asinine." Read the whole thing.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

First is was the term "metrosexual", now this.

The elitist French will have to excuse me from this. How about I stick to my business casual attire, and my one wife that I adore? 

Posted by Bonjo

Thursday, June 09, 2005 6:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By "partner swapping" do they mean only a short term thing or is is something more along the lines of a used book store where you drop off an old book and pick up a new one? Because if that kind of place existed with some of the women I've been stuck with over the years I think I could work up to wearing a pink-flowered shirt every once in a while.  

Posted by Anonymous

Thursday, June 09, 2005 8:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

125 years ago, Nietzsche lamented the state of europe and european men. And we want to emulate this why? 

Posted by Matthew Peek

Monday, June 13, 2005 11:10:00 AM  

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