Yes, but that’s a whole story …
A whole story, a whole myth that this French man, supposed to represent the elegance and the art of living so emblematic of our beautiful country. An image he shares with his female compatriots, and a feature celebrated around the world for centuries. The French have acquired a sort of passport of refinement and charm and proudly claim it.
We have made books, songs, brands out of it, we fill blogs and vlogs with it, we have declined this « French exception » in every way possible, without really knowing where this concept of a man more sensitive to the image he gives, than the majority of his international counterparts (with the possible exception of the British, whose calm and demeanor have nothing to envy to anyone). The French male is therefore an icon, we imitate him, endows him with all the qualities conducive to boundless seduction, but what about this virtual monopoly of masculine chic in 2016? Does the French lover still have as much impact on the sharp codes of the fashion planet or is it just an urban legend? Where does this ease of mixing influences with such tact and distinction come from? So many mysteries that we will try to unravel, in this so fashionable back to school!
It is mainly through the eyes of women that we can judge and gauge the success of French men in the rest of the world. But what do they really find them with these Gallic roosters undermined like kings? What are the main criteria of physical appearance that make them immediately feel more attracted to a little Frenchie than to all the others?
Ideal? What does that mean?
A few months ago, a team of scientists looked into the concept of the ideal man by focusing on a very specific point: the opinion of women versus that of men. First fairly expected result: between the image women have of the dream Apollo and the one men imagine, not much similarity!
While the boys define their perfect icon as a real sculpture of muscles, a sort of mutant with Beckham tablets, Hugh Jackman’s legs or Brad Pitt’s face, and blithely forget the packaging, their sisters are 72% to prefer men with normal appearances, but concerned about their clothes and the look they can give them, which would also imply for her a reassuring behavior in the long term. The researchers even explain that men with perfect, muscular and toned bodies are seen as attractive at first, but lose the battle of confidence quickly in favor of much more classic profiles, with love handles and teddy bear looks often winning the awards. votes. The study also looked at the beauty standards imposed by specific countries, and the growing influence they exert on male personalities. In many industrialized countries, men, suffocated by the images of Adonis without any roughness conveyed by the media of all kinds, experience seduction as an anxiety, and easily lose self-esteem, which often implies a decline in objective seduction. . And even after looking at these results, 62% of men still think women prefer bodybuilders. Some legends die hard.
Choice of styles:
Regarding the choice of styles, women are therefore much more demanding. A man who will not make any effort to dress, will be much less likely to question anyone. This is where French charm comes in, our male population seeming more receptive to trends, more respectful of fashion trends, and even rather inclined to follow them on a regular basis with a few mischievous winks, unlike their female accomplices, loving, for their part, mixing style and nonchalance, following and not following, considering fashion as an eternal mix. A legacy of centuries of fashion traditions? Culture of beauty or innate sense of perfection? French men have succeeded in inscribing in their DNA the codes of elegance without borders. We draw heavily on the latest trends, but we are not totally a victim of diktats. We know how to distinguish between things: trends do not make style! While we are considered elegant and discreet all over the world, we sometimes like to think outside the box and invest in exceptional pieces, which we will know how to match with our great classics for an allure. lightness. We never overdo it, but we want to make an impression. A little schizophrenic, of course, but so attractive!
What makes chic? The impression that the Frenchie is always on top in a natural way! He doesn’t do anything in particular to be chic, that’s