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The Metrosexual Guide To Style: A Handbook For The Modern Man
The old-fashioned, repressed, un-moisturized man has been banished to the hinterlands and a new breed is taking center stage. He is a man of style, sophistication, and security, just as strong and confident as his predecessor, but far more diverse in his interests, his tastes, and, most importantly, his self-image. He may be seen at an NBA game one night and an art gallery ...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published October 16th 2003 by Da Capo Press
(first published January 1st 2003)
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The label Metrosexual is pretty ambiguous these days. I used to own a book titled something like 'Stuff every guy should know,' and I tell you more than half of the same advice and content is in both of these. The typical gentleman 50 years ago seems like he would largely fit into the class of Metrosexual. And just about every 'man' book these days has the standard lists of what to wear, to drink, to say etc. But a 'normal' non-metrosexual guy is clearly one who doesn't wear his clothes well, or ...more
Good, concise guide for being a reasonably hip, aware, educated individual-applies to more than just men, really. Certainly leans towards the 'preppy,' but most Metrosexuals do. There are tangents off into other styles, but it revolves around a particular lifestyle... with which I tend to agree and practice. Chapters on: General etiquette; Wine & Cocktails; Dining Out; Art & Culture; Music, Books & Film; Fashion & Personal Style; Good Grooming; Body & Fitness; Sex & Romance; Home Décor; and the ...more