And now, to illustrate how a man should never take himself and his style too seriously...
Inspired by beauteous model Daul Kim and her recent 'if i was a man...' post on her blog, I've compiled this questionnaire. It features questions based on her decisions and observations which - I think - are quite representative of many incarnations of the modern male.
Do you dress like this?
Do you read either of the superb publications - Paradis and Fantastic Man?
Do you read Virginia Woolf's short stories?
Are you a playboy?
Do you have strikingly great skin and alluringly clean hair?
Do you smell like Prada?
Have you grown a moustache à la Leung in 2046?
Do you own at least one Thom Browne suit?
And finally - preferred occupation/method of financing the expense of the aforementioned?
1. Live with Parents?
2. Go gay for pay?
3. Work hard and achieve own wealth?
4. Date old rich women?
5. Credit card fraud?
Should the darling Ms. Daul somehow slip upon this, let her know that I took some creative initiative and substituted where appropriate and also am eternally grateful for her wisdom. I haven't developed a scoring system as it would be taking the farcicality of this post just a step too far, don't hesitate to do so yourself though. Also by this logic, I would like to declare I am anything but modern...
Images from Men's Style, NY Times, The Blowup, Austin Chronicle, EssentialHomme, Smith.edu, Adam Kimmel, Blog.Honeyee and TFS