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The Metrosexual Guide To Style: A Handbook For The Modern Man [Kindle Edition]

Michael Flocker
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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 décor to the Metro-mindset. It is the one-stop shop for the impeccably groomed and savvy modern man.


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"America may be on the verge of a metrosexual moment."

About 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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1030 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press (16 Oct. 2003)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004MPR2O6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #227,896 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes Sir! 13 Oct. 2004
By rxtedx
Format:Paperback
If I found anything wrong about this book, it would be it's title. To me, it's sounds like a parody of all those self-help books currently polluting bookstore shelves. But curious, I picked it up and started browsing. It was light and fun reading. I wished it was around earlier when I had questions about concerning my own manners and etiquette and had no one to ask. Much of what/how to do the proper thing(s) to do is covered, from which piece of cutlery to use - to the W5's of ordering wine in a restaurant - to dating tips, and more. The book is short, informative, to-the-point and humourous.(I wish I had friends that were that!)
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 2 Sept. 2005
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
It almost pains me to write this review, as I absolutely loathe the term 'metrosexual'. As an individual, I very much possess many of the 'traditional' male qualities, such as stoicisim, firm-but-fair, principled and far from a walkover. I'm not, what one would say, a man in touch with his feminine side.
However, there are some things I like to get right: I like looking stylish, I like being organised, and I like to have a basic handle on general etiquette. To that extent, this book by Michael Flocker is absolutely superb.
As other reviewers have suggested, ignore the 'metrosexual' in the title and ignore the somewhat-naff humour/self-help design of the book. It's the content that matters, and every page is filled with gems.
He has lists of good films to watch, of good CDs to own. He'll tell you how you should handle your cell phone, how you should excuse yourself, the basics of working out. Most impressively, he gives a condensed rundown on style, listing the basics every man needs for a wardrobe while recommending stores and designers (complete with potted evaluations). And grooming - everything from shaving to your eyebrows - is dealt with in an equally concise way.
This is a small book, but surprisingly dense in information. I feel the format works very, very well. There's absolutely NO hint of pretentiousness about this book...it reads more like pages and pages of tips and tricks, but without every becoming wholly superficial.
Pick it up and polish your all-round game, gentlemen.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
This book is a great collection of fashion, grooming, home decor and other tips for getting out of the student/frat boy look and getting in step with...well, modern trends, there's no other way to put it! Suggestions such as what color trousers you should wear, what shoes you ought to have, how to choose a color scheme for your house or apartment, choose a cologne etc., are all covered. The author doesn't try to force anything down your throat, it's all guidelines for developing your own modern style. It's a great way to catch up with this type of thing without having to get a subscription to GQ or Maxim, or watch a season's worth of Queer Eye (although these will all help reinforce what you can learn from the book).
Give it as a gift to a recent college grad or divorce' or use it yourself to develop yourself out of the flannel and sweatshirt phase of your life.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A natty little book with a crap title. 15 Feb. 2008
Format:Paperback
i held little hope for this book 'cause of the title. Metrosexual. actually, if you bought it for that purpose (a style gide for metro's) you'd be dissapointed.
This is a quick modern book for how to be a man, a modern style man, with no farting about. it doesn't tell you where to go to have a peticure... it does make you aware they exist... and point out if you bother to have one, certainly don't go as far as getting clear nail polish!
it's a book of common sense and light advice on how to behave like a gent/decent human being.
It's not a life changer if you've already thought about reading it... but it's certainly a life sharpener.
Grab this book, a savile row suit and right tasty sort... sorry, lady. and have the time of ya life without being a snooty git.
more beckham than peckham and more bradly pitt than a pile of the proverbial.
and it's cheap tooo
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