Metrosexual Guide to Style: A Handbook for the Modern Man

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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 opening the next. Able to navigate any social setting, he is informed, influential, intriguing, and very much in vogue these days. He is the ...

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Overview

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 opening the next. Able to navigate any social setting, he is informed, influential, intriguing, and very much in vogue these days. He is the new male ideal: the metrosexual man.So how can the average Joe keep up with this new version of cool? How should he behave, what shoes should he wear, and what CDs should he have in his collection? Answers to these questions and so many other pressing concerns can be found in The Metrosexual Guide to Style. Filled with entertaining anecdotes, famous quotes, helpful hints, dos and don'ts, recommendations and potential pitfalls, this handy guidebook covers everything from dining out to fashion and personal style, home d├ęcor to the Metro-mindset. It is the one-stop shop for the impeccably groomed and savvy modern man.

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Editorial Reviews

New York Times
Flocker's manual, like a proper etiquette guide, is a handbook for living.
Hartford Courant
Flocker's guide isn't a toss-off. It's actually cleverly done, full of real metrosexual do's and don'ts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306813436
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 10/14/2003
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,247,041
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.32 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

The author of the best-selling The Metrosexual Guide to Style, The Hedonism Handbook, and The Fame Game, Michael Flocker lives in New York City.

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metrosexual \me-(.)tro - seksh-(e-)wel\ n: 1: twenty-first- century male trendsetter 2: straight, urban man with heightened aesthetic sense. 3: man who spends time and money on appearance and shopping 4: man willing to embrace his feminine side

Do's and Don'ts...
* Pirate shirts, loud patterns, buckles, and zippers are for circus performers and boy bands.
* Pleated pants are history. Slim-fit, straight-leg pants make you look longer and sharper.
* Your clothes should conform to your body. Spend the extra money and have suits tailored.
* Your belt and your shoes should always match, and black on black works best.
* A silver, stainless steel watchband will go with everything. Leather bands should be strong and masculine, and sport watches are for sporting occasions.
* High school or college rings are best kept in the dresser drawer until the reunion is announced.
* A slim billfold or money clip is important, as a bulging wallet will only produce unsightly lumps in all the wrong places.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2005

    Not what you might think....

    I picked this book not but 3 days ago. It took me only one night to read though it all. The book proves itself interesting by not just telling you to remember to moisturize or color cordinate, but rather seems to try and call one away from the couch potato culture that most of this country seems to have doomed itself to. Its calls to self improvement are something I think most people can agree with. Although one doesn't have to take all of the authors specific tastes into account, and one can pick and choose what they like, the content proves itself worthy enough that any man should be able to take something from. Its best gift may not be in telling us what we should be but helping us realize who we are.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2004

    Unleash your feminine side...it's ok!

    I actually enjoyed this book for several reasons. It pretty much described alot of my attitudes and behaviors (I had no clue there was a term for men like us). A must read for every man who wants/needs to reinvent himself, and move away from the 'neanderthal' lifestyle. Alot of practicable ideas without spending thousands, or getting on one of those embarrasing reality shows (Queer Eye...etc). I've read some recent articles where the metro is actually moving up the career and social ladders much faster than his predecessor (whatever they call him). The reality is, the Metrosexual is the man for the new millenium. This handbook is clear, concise and before you know it, you'll be having coffee with the blonde bombshell you met earlier at the beauty isle, while purchasing moisterizing products.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2004

    Amazing

    The best advice book for men ever.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2003

    It never hurts to raise the bar

    This book offers some great advice on how to behave correctly and how to present yourself. I recommend it. I suggest you get Optimal Thinking--How To be Your Best Self as well, to discover how to be your best and make the most of everything that comes your way.

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