Seriously, I have trouble imagining the world that these people come from. Their planet must be painted in pastels and have a lovely floral scent.
PARIS (AFP) – Macho man is an endangered species, with today’s male more likely to opt for a pink flowered shirt and swingers’ clubs than the traditional role as family super-hero, fashion industry insiders say.
“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.
“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.
Uh-huh. So women want this:
instead of this?
I’m thinking these “fashion insiders” have it all wrong. It’s the flowery guy that’s endangered. Not only do women want masculine men (and keeping in mind that as far as I know, women are the ones who have babies), but the flowery guy will probably not survive junior high gym class, due to “Death by Wedgie.”