Blog author: jballor
Wednesday, June 8, 2005

AFP/File Photo

In the spirit of C. S. Lewis’ classic The Abolition of Man becoming available online, I pass along this story:

Macho man is an endangered species…fashion industry insiders say.

A study along these lines led by French marketing and style consultants Nelly Rodi was unveiled to Fashion Group International during a seminar Tuesday on future strategy for the fashion industry in Europe.

Asks Pierre Francois Le Louet, the agency’s managing director, “We are watching the birth of a hybrid man. … Why not put on a pink-flowered shirt and try out a partner-swapping club?”

We’re waiting for confirmation whether the study actually examined any men outside the borders of France.

  • They’re the metro-sexuals — and they’re too “gay” to ever fully replace Marlboro Man.

    But my wife thinks I look great in a pink shirt; I think so too — and most manly men AND women do look good in pink.

    Nice Klaun picture.

  • tz

    I wonder what clowns will now have to wear to look different. Or perhaps they will just have to carry balloon animals to show their trade.

    There was the blue-jean as fashion statement, then the further work-clothing “grunge”.

    Maybe they could combine metro-macho – a leather cap and jacket in pink.

    Society has decayed far when shocking pink isn’t.

    And the problem may not yet be men without chests as much as men without sense.

  • Lincoln

    Oh, come off it, most high fashion is virutally unwearable. Most women wouldn’t be caught dead in the majority of costumes that parade down a catwalk, either. Why just pick on the men?