Is it unmanly to comment on blogs?

April 1, 2009

Because most guys don’t!

The majority of comments have been from women when I am trying to spark a serious debate about lad culture.

So, come on lads, have a read and leave me a comment!



Real men wear pink… apparently

March 26, 2009
We’ve all been there. Some grease-haired, spotty, jumped-up little twerp in a pink Hackett polo shirt trying to pick a fight, only for you to laugh at him and his horde of chav friends shouting ‘brrrrrap’ in your face.


Scary? Not really. Most of them turn out to be all mouth and no trousers and the only frightening thing about this experience is the pink polo shirts they had all donned. Their matching clothing and angry stance makes them look like a female rugby team… but worse.

The pink ‘craze’ started a few years back, and while it is dying out (thank goodness!), blokes always found something appealing about wearing pink clothing.

tl-real_men_wear_pink_shirt1My girlfriend tried to get me wearing pink a few years back but I managed to hold my ground and refrained from climbing aboard that bandwagon.

You will never catch me wearing pink (except one photo from a birthday floating around where I was made to wear a pink hat, much to the amusement of Ross who had to take a photo of the momentus occassion). The simple fact is, I just don’t like the colour. But why do guys wear pink?

Perhaps men thought it showed their feminine side? Maybe it was a bold statement to say they were comfortable with their sexuality? Or it was possibly all an act of attention seeking.


For me, men wearing pink clothing always makes me think of chavs, and there is nothing alluring about that.

However, it has been said many a time before, real men wear pink. Sorry? Real men wear pink? What’s wrong with blue?

Man + Handkerchief = Mankerchief?

Man + Handkerchief = Mankerchief?

Here is an extract from a mens fashion website – “If you’re still not convinced how great pink is, women love pink and are more likely to give you a second glance.”

There you go, that’s the money-shot. Women give you a second glance because wearing pink apparently makes you more attractive.

Here’s another little extract – “A man who wears pink exudes confidence, yet is sensitive.”

Well, bugger me. It also has the powers to change personality traits as well. Perhaps this is where many guys have been going wrong and we should all glam ourselves up in pink clothing, but remember to take a handkerchief for those teary, senstive moments.

Rubbish. There is nothing sensitive about pink clothing. A chav in a pink Hackett polo shirt will prove this point for you.

Zac Efron

March 26, 2009

As I am busy writing a post, I get a message off a friend on MSN…

The unmanliest of men?

The unmanliest of men?

beck. says:
get to london. the most unmanliest man is at his movie premier.
beck. says:
zefron. high school musical & hairspray extraordinaire.
stui says:
beck. says:
i swear if i had even £5 i’d be there at that premier.
stui says:
why’s that?
beck. says:
because I love him and his ridiculous gay-face
beck. says:
i mean he goes to tanning beds for christs sake.
beck. says:
moisturises etc. apparently it takes him longer than his missus to get ready too.

So is Zac Efron the unmanliest man in the world? Debate this please, and vote in the poll located on the sidebar.

And the results of the last poll concluded that…

Men should NOT cry at films.

It was close but 54% of you thought not to just edge it.

Curls are for girls

March 24, 2009

Do you often walk down the street and wonder how guys get their golden locks looking good? Then wish yours were as good as theirs? Well, they are probably using hair straighteners.

hair-straightenersThere are five people living in my uni house, of which three of us own hair straighteners. As for the other two, one gets a haircut every four days so his hair is immaculate and trim, and the other one… well there are no excuses for his mullet.

I don’t think men should use them to be honest, unless you‘ve got long hair. You shouldn’t, nor should Chris,” says Ed Poulter, as I tell him what I am writing about right now.

The fact is, Edward, a lot of blokes do use them in this day and age.

Last summer I decided growing my hair long was a great idea, which in hindsight, it really wasn’t (as many people reminded me on a daily basis).

But without the use of hair straighteners, it would have been a total disaster. It took me from this…

To this…

Okay, now this was an exaggeration, but the point is that hair straighteners only help to enhance the outlook of your hair.

When I first went to uni, I started using my mates hair straighteners, though we often called them by their codename. “Can I borrow your ‘weights’?”pinkweights1

I think people probably saw through this codename, so to spare more embarrassment, I plucked up the courage to get my own so I could do it on the sly in my bedroom… but then immediately bottled it so a friend had to buy them for me.

Once I had them, along with some TRESemmé hair protection spray, I never turned them off. Sometimes, literally, as the hole in my carpet back home shows (sorry Dad).

Personally, it leaves my often unkempt hair looking straight and exactly how I like it” – Nick Brough.

Well said Nick.

I was told as a child that eating your crusts gives you curly hair. Scientifically, I don’t know if this is true, but kids are gullible. However, it may well explain why my hair curls as it gets longer. Instead of getting a hair cut every week, why now just straighten it out? Buying straighteners seemed like a small expense next to continuous cutting.

One other thing I was told was…

Curls are for girls.

Therefore, use hair straighteners. The results will make you feel like this guy:

Confessions of an unmanly man

March 23, 2009

Here is a Facebook status I stumbled across yesterday, though it was from a couple of weeks ago…

Nick Bennion cant wait 4 2moz night goin 2 watch shopaholic with my beautiful fiancee xxx

This is in reference to the film, Confessions of a Shopaholic. I know I’m not one to talk, but…



March 17, 2009

Oh no, I’ve turned you into a massiver gay than you already were!” – Kerry Freeman, 14/03/09

This was my girlfriend’s reaction to my recent conversion to drinking wine after years of staying away. I’m not entirely sure that drinking wine was at my most ‘gay’ as she is yet to see these photos.

Manscara and guyliner. Make-up for guys. You can buy it in shops like Superdrug! I would have bought these products but as a student I am waaaaay too poor to be splashing out on such “luxuries”, so I borrowed them off a friend.

It’s not to everyones taste, but I thought I would go a bit experimental and see what the appeal is and just how easy it is to apply. Here are the results…

It’s definately not worth it! The manscara wasn’t so bad to put on, but the guyliner hurts and it makes you look like a drag queen. No offence to the drag queens out there.

The worst part is that it’s a pain in the bloody arse to get off, something I found out when I did this the first time – the pictures didn’t come out so I had to do it again – and as my friend Francis pointed out, I wasn’t the only thing running in the gym… my make-up was too.

Manscara and guyliner… no thanks.

The results are in on women’s jeans!

March 12, 2009

After polling whether guys should or should not wear women’s jeans, 65% of you think that men…


Well lads, seems like it’s time to discard the tightness of women’s jeans and opt for the comfier, bollock-friendly option of men’s jeans. The fashion police have spoken.

Next poll…

Should men cry at films?

Vote now, the poll is on the sidebar!