Niki and I have noticed a worrying trend… men who are more into fashion and hogging the mirror than the traditional woman… yes, we’ve all heard about David Beckham and his line of perfume (yes, perfume not cologne) and his clothes horse antics and yes, we’ve heard about Ian Thorpe’s pearl necklaces (and he doesn’t count as a metrosexual if you know what I mean) but what is worrying is that guys who used to go out on the town in jeans and a checked shirt now dress in ‘slacks’; have a gazillion litres of “product” in their hair and have now taken to painting nails etc – a worrying trend I credit to Wil Anderson for starting.
At the cricket last Friday, the guys in front of us were wearing stylish caps and had manicured hair under them, one guy produced a white faux alligator skin wallet and the guys (and I use this term loosely) went ga-ga over its “texture”. The guys a few rows down kept standing up and preening themselves with no shirts on whilst wearing pristine brand named baseball caps – you know how you can wear a cap for fashion stakes vs wearing it to stop your face peeling… and for the piece d’resistance, the 15 yr old boy behind us was wearing a t-shirt “Waiting For Mr Right”. Out of the closet in your mid teens!
Then on Saturday at the swimming pool while Kate did her laps, a married guy with kids was parading around in his budgie smugglers wearing painted toe nails!
Niki is up in arms about this and keeps going on about it, particularly when some pooncy guy (Andrew G for example) gets on tele. And I agree with her… fathers of