What a load of bo11ocks. I'm sure the working class farmers, mechanics, factory workers and general striking masses of France would strongly disagree with this assessment. Who did they survey - effeminate, well groomed city boys? They should try getting out into the cuds of any country and they would soon see a different picture.
"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.
This is the myth of the metrosexual. I travel extensively, on business, in both Europe and the US. I have to meet hundreds of people from diverse organisations and extremes of the social strata, and apart from the odd "enlightened" salesman (WOCAB) most of us are the same knuckle-dragging, ar*e-scratching neanderthals we always have been.
Although I admire the Italians greatly, you can't really beat their menfolk for strutting peacock girly supremacy.
I used to go to Chelsea of a Saturday for the footie when Vialli was there and there were feckin' hundreds of Italians following them. They would rock up in immaculate cords, suede Gucci loafers (with obligatory lemon-coloured cashmere socks), beautifully tailored sports jackets and (get this) barbour jackets with ironed sleeves. They also carried those little bloke-handbag things.
Did any of you take any notice of the mincer pictured in the article (click on the link above)?
What the fcuk is it with the Surrender Monkeys? If I or any of you were to go on the lash with the lads, go down the NAAFI or Mess dressed like "that" we'd be pummeled into the ground and probably beast fcuked by the likes of mooch!
Now I ain't exactly Mr Schwarzenegger myself but I hope someone will shoot me if I end up like that?
I know where Monsiuer Louet lives, its down the road past the lime green lamp post, it's the Pink door on the left next to the Pissoir.
I have something for him , it's long, hard, black and loud sparks come out of one end.
Its time to get out of the Cellars, the Boxhead's have now left your country.
Pink shirts are practically de rigeur for city types, when twinned with a good pin-stripe. I have shirts in various "poncy" colours including salmon and "coral" but I only wear them with jeans and loafers, so I vote (c)